July 2014

CBU’s Science Summer Camp Makes Learning Fun

Due to overwhelming interest, the organizers of Cape Breton University’s Summer Science Camp decided to run the annual camp twice this year. Even with the extra week, both camps quickly filled to capacity. The four-day camp is for girls and boys ages 7-11. It is run by Cape Breton University faculty, staff and students with More »

CBU to Offer Online Military History Courses

Cape Breton University’s Department of History and Culture is pleased to offer two new courses this year related to the centennial commemorations of the First World War. The courses will be taught online by Brian Tennyson, a professor emeritus of History at CBU. “This is a timely set of courses, taught by an expert in More »

CBU Art Gallery Seeks Expertise from Artists and Members of the Mining Community for Collaborative Exhibition

The Cape Breton University (CBU) Art Gallery has partnered with the Glace Bay Miners’ Museum to present a collaborative workshop featuring artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward of Minden, ON. Blundell and Ward are interested in the enormous economic, environmental and social impacts that coal has on communities. Ward and Blundell will be in the More »

CBU Hosts Advance Screening of Code Kids Documentary

Cape Breton University will host an invite-only advance screening of the CBC documentary Code Kids on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. in the Verschuren Centre Theatre. Code Kids explores a future in which Atlantic Canadian schools teach computer programming as part of their curriculum. This event comes hot on the heels of #StartupCapeBreton, an event for innovative individuals and companies More »

#StartupCapeBreton Unites Business, Technology and Education Leaders

Cape Breton University is booting up to host #StartupCapeBreton, an event for innovative individuals with an interest in technology, business and education. It will take place Monday, July 14, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at CBU’s Verschuren Centre. Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy and Digital Media Zone (DMZ) CEO Valerie Fox will be visiting from Ryerson to explore More »

Former CBU Professor Appointed to Order of Canada

Joseph B. Marshall, former associate professor of Mi’kmaq studies and political science at Cape Breton University has been appointed to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada appointed Marshall for his “contributions to the preservation and promotion of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq language and culture.” Established in 1967, More »