May 2014

CBU Hosting Fourth Annual Mall of Science

Cape Breton University will host its fourth annual Mall of Science at the Mayflower Mall from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The event will feature hands-on inquiry-based science activities, exciting demonstrations, giveaways and interactions with CBU professors, lab instructors and students. Mall of Science is a free science festival which is part of the More »

CBU Researcher Receives Community Excellence Award

Dr. Janice Tulk, a Senior Research Associate within the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, has had her work recognized by her hometown of Corner Brook. Dr. Tulk received the Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Heritage Individual Award for 2013. The award recognizes Dr. Tulk’s work on The Mill Whistle Project. The project is More »

Boardmore Playhouse Wins Four Awards at Prestigious International Festival

The Boardmore Playhouse received four awards for their performance at the 12th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival (LITF). The festival took place from May 14-18 at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, N.S. Boardmore presented Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, from their 2014 One Act Festival of Plays. The awards include: Best Actor, Gary Walsh; Best More »

CBU Initiative to Improve Health in South Sudan

A Cape Breton University lead project received funding today for an innovative project in South Sudan. One of 65 projects to receive funding, each will aim to improve the health and save the lives of mothers, newborns and children in developing countries. Micro-franchised community health workers extending maternal and child healthcare in South Sudan has More »

Legacy of Rita MacNeil to live on at CBU

On May 6, 2013, the community of Cape Breton and beyond gathered at Centre 200 for an evening of entertainment to pay tribute to the late Rita MacNeil. World-class musicians and all those that donated their time and talent, along with everyone that attended, made “Home I’ll be: Remembering Rita” an outstanding success and a More »

$2 Million Green Mining Technologies Research Program Commences at CBU’s Verschuren Centre

Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre, along with Yava Technologies Inc., will take another step toward leadership in clean technology and environmental remediation with the creation of a “Green Mining Technologies Research Program.” This five-year $2 million program will focus on developing innovative, economic and sustainable solution mining technologies to reduce environmental challenges posed by More »

CBU to Receive almost $400,000 in funding through the Excellence in Innovation Fund

Cape Breton University will receive almost $400,000 in funding through the Government of Nova Scotia’s Excellence in Innovation Fund. CBU’s Unama’ki College will receive $300,000 to make post-secondary education more accessible for Aboriginal learners across the province. CBU, Saint Mary’s University and Acadia University will jointly receive $90,000 to study ways to create a Nova More »

Cape Breton University Celebrates the Class of 2014

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the accomplishments of 619 graduates during its Spring Convocation ceremony being held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the CBU Canada Games Complex. In addition to honouring the academic achievements of the 2014 graduating class, CBU will bestow honorary degrees on local physician, Dr. Anne Frances More »

Membertou Development Corporation Receives National Inaugural Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Economic Development

Cape Breton University salutes the success of Membertou Development Corporation as the Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation’s national winner for the inaugural award for excellence in aboriginal economic development.  The vision, focus and dedication of the Membertou leadership team represents Cape Breton’s entrepreneurial spirit at its best. CBU is proud of its long standing relationship with More »