July 2015

Verschuren Centre Launches Fund Targeting Sustainable Start-ups

Today, the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of the Cape Breton Island Futures Fund (CBIFF).   CBIFF seeks to contribute to the economic future of Cape Breton Island by providing rapid financial assistance and non-financial business support to encourage the launch of promising ideas, More »

Social Entrepreneurship Focus of Conference at CBU

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to be hosting the 2015 Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference from July 8-10. Organized by the Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business, the conference brings together practitioners, researchers and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges and innovations in advancing More »

Town Halls set to Discuss Opportunities for Canada Games Complex

In May, Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of a community led task force that would help guide the go forward plans for the Canada Games Complex.  Co-Chaired by Anita DeLazzer, Publisher, Cape Breton Post and Kirk MacRae, President, RKM Investments Ltd., and with support of Carl (Bucky) Buchanan, the group has assembled an More »

A Conversation About Carbon Pricing, Climate Change and Clean Tech

Modern Prosperity, a presentation focused on carbon pricing, climate change and clean tech is being held at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University on Tuesday, July 7 at 9 a.m.  Organized in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre, the event will see Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre; Jeremey Moorhouse, Senior Analyst, Clean More »