October 2012

Advertising Students Promote Active Living

Cape Breton University advertising students have laced up their sneakers to promote a physically active lifestyle through running. The students are working with the Cape Breton Road Runners to raise awareness about active living through a number of videos produced by groups in the class. The class focused on the annual 5 km Pumpkin Run More »

Cape Breton University Celebrates Fall Convocation

This Saturday, Cape Breton University (CBU) is celebrating the achievements of nearly 300 graduates during its 2012 Fall Convocation Ceremony being held at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre. In addition to the conferral of degrees, diplomas and certificates, CBU is bestowing two honorary degrees on two respected individuals. Wanda Robson and Vishvanath (Vishy) Karri More »

Cape Breton University Honours Business School Pioneer

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to recognize the unwavering dedication of Sister Margaret Harquail, someone who has made a significant contribution to CBU’s business program. On Saturday, October 27, at 11 a.m., Cape Breton University will take great privilege in honouring Sister Harquail by officially naming the garden space between the Verschuren Centre and More »

Novelist to be Featured by Book Club and Book Pub

A.J.B. Johnston’s Thomas, A Secret Life Award-winning writer A.J.B. Johnston’s new novel Thomas, A Secret Life (CBU Press) will be the subject of an open book club session at the McConnell Memorial Library next month. Open book clubs are an opportunity to question the author and to take part in an informal discussion about the More »

Visiting Lecturer Set to Deliver Two Presentations on Slave Life

Social justice issues of the past still have relevance today is the message that Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice Dr. Graham Reynolds is bringing to close to 450 Riverview High School students this week.  Joined by visiting lecturer Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield, a noted scholar of African Canadian history and More »

CBU Librarian Launches Book of Acclaimed Short Stories

On Wednesday, October 24 at 12 noon., Nicole Dixon, a librarian at Cape Breton University (CBU), is launching, High Water-Mark, a collection of short stories, as part of The Glass Is… exhibit at the CBU Art Gallery. All are welcome to attend. Ten varied stories – many published in Canada’s best literary journals – of More »

Writing about Biology with Dr. Jan Pechenik at Cape Breton University

Dr. Jan Pechenik (Tufts University), author of “A Short Guide to Writing About Biology” ended a three-university speaker tour of the Maritimes with two days at Cape Breton University on October 9 and 10.  While on campus, Pechenik conducted four 75-90 minute mini workshops – two directed at faculty and two at undergraduate students.  Faculty More »

Author Launching Novel in Truro Hometown

Truro native A.J.B. (John) Johnston will be the focus of a hometown “meet and greet” on Saturday, October 20, at the Colchester Historical Society Museum. Johnston is well-known as a historian and the author of a dozen books and more than a hundred articles on 18th-century French colonial history. His most recent non-fiction was Endgame More »

CBU Researchers Receive Grants for Innovative Lab Space

Cape Breton University continues to receive recognition from national and provincial funding bodies. Researchers, Dr. Peter MacIntyre, Professor of Psychology and Dr. Erin Robertson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, at Cape Breton University (CBU), have been awarded almost $230,000 to construct an integrated, multi-method lab to study emotion, cognition, and human language development.  The funding comes More »

New Novel for Young Readers Chronicles 1920s Mining Family

Sydney Mines native and first-time novelist Hugh R. MacDonald will launch his book to an appreciative home audience on October 17. Set in a 1920s coal-mining town, Trapper Boy is the story of 13-year-old JW Donaldson, a good student with a bright future. While there is a lot of talk in JW’s family, and around More »