April 2015

iEngage Conference Invites Participants of All Ages

iCreate Cape Breton Pilot, a newly formed and funded collaborative, community research and public outreach project is holding its iEngage Conference on May 1-3 at Cape Breton University in the Verschuren Centre. iCreate Cape Breton received $62,270 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connections Program, as well as a grant from More »

CBU and CBRL to Host Acclaimed Author Emma Donoghue

At the end of April, the Cape Breton Regional Library (CBRL) and Cape Breton University (CBU) will jointly host Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller, Room, which will be released on film later this year.  “It is not often that we get a chance to meet and engage with such an acclaimed author as More »

Family Series on Stage at Boardmore Theatre

The Boardmore Theatre stage will be cast with family friendly plays starting Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. with Bluenose. Directed by Scott Sharplin and also showing on May 3 at 2 p.m., this musical is fun for all ages. As another family option, on May 15 starting at 7 p.m., The Tortoise and the More »

CBU Board of Governors Approves 2015-16 Budget

Today, the Cape Breton University Board of Governors approved a $48.9 million operating budget for the 2015-16 year. “Under the sound leadership of Vice-President, Gordon MacInnis, a number of tough decisions were made taking full account of the financial realities of the higher education sector in Nova Scotia. CBU is committed to program quality, accessibility, More »

Message about Tuition Policy From CBU President

Cape Breton University Board of Governors approves tuition policy. Message about CBU's tuition policy from the President from Cape Breton University on Vimeo. Cape Breton University Board of Govenors Approves Tuition Policy Cape Breton University remains committed to campaigning for a national policy of zero tuition for all Canadian students, funded by the Federal Government, More »

Celebrating Earth Day 2015 with Student Researcher Katharine Woodford

The Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University envisions a world where clean technologies, low carbon energy and sustainable food production support resilient economies and communities and where poverty and environmental degradation are eliminated. The Centre believes in partnerships – we are inclusive and entrepreneurial.  Part of  its mission is to contribute to the industrial, social More »

Verschuren Centre Welcome Developers of World’s First Toxin-Free Gold Nano Rods — Sona Nanotech Limited

SONA Nanotech Ltd., a new Nova Scotia company developing nano materials for health and clean technology applications, signed a three-year research agreement to collaborate on the creation of a Smart Metallic Nano Material Research Program at the Verschuren Centre, Cape Breton University. "Nanotechnology is proving to be one of the most exciting developments of this More »

CBU Researcher Suggests Cape Breton Join Newfoundland and Labrador

Doug Lionais, an associate professor in the Shannon School of Business, recently released new research showing that Cape Breton would thrive economically if it were to separate from Nova Scotia and instead become a part of Newfoundland and Labrador. Lionais, an economic geographer, says, "Cape Breton as an independent province would likely suffer economic constraints; however, if More »