October 2015

Collaborative Work of Storytellers Featured in International Museum Exhibit

The Sunjata Story: Glimpse of a Mande Epic produced by Canada Research Chair Marcia Ostashewski, is being featured at London’s British Museum exhibit West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song. When visitors arrive at the exhibit, after proceeding through the introduction area, they will see and hear a large projection with ambient sound filling the front section. On More »

CBU Faculty Provide Professional Development Workshops for Nova Scotia Science Teachers

CBU faculty from the School of Science and Technology and the School of Professional Studies provided four interactive workshops for teachers at the annual Nova Scotia Science Teacher Conference in Halifax on October 23, 2015. An interdisciplinary team of biology, chemistry and education faculty showcased their work on enhancement of elementary school curriculum to excite More »

Internationally-Renowned Social Innovator to Visit Cape Breton

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to welcome internationally-renowned social innovator, Marty Donkervoort, to Cape Breton later this week. Donkervoort is also the author of Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities. His book chronicles the emergence and impacts of a Winnipeg-based company that does renovations and new construction, of which Donkervoort was More »

Music Mogul Wins Silver Ice Bucket Award

Among the winners at the 2015 ICE Awards, held in Halifax, NS, was Revolve Branding and Marketing for their work on Cape Breton University’s mobile gaming application “Music Mogul.” The Silver ICE Bucket Award was given to the agency for their work on the app which is used as an educational tool in the In.Business More »

CBU Art Gallery Presents Visual Legacy of Paul MacKinnon`s Old Trout Funnies

The Cape Breton University Art Gallery presents the visual legacy of Paul MacKinnon’s Old Trout Funnies, showing original materials from the archives of the Beaton Institute, copies of the original comics and various Cape Breton Liberation Army calendars. Curated by Dr. Ian Brodie, the exhibit will be on display from October 30, 2015 – January More »

CBU Recognizes Two Committed Community Members With Honorary Degrees

On October 31, Cape Breton University (CBU) will bestow Honorary Doctor of Letters degrees on Eleanor Bernard and Eileen Pottie Forrester during its fall convocation ceremony being held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Both women have made major contributions to their communities and have been instrumental in sustaining the Aboriginal and Celtic cultures More »

Charlotte Denny – Culture Gives us Identity

For CBU student Charlotte Denny, celebrating Aboriginal History Month is a time for reflecting on where the Ilnu people have gone and where they’re going. “Culture gives us an identity; to be Ilnu we have to practice, celebrate and pass on our identity to future generations.” Currently a second-year BSc Engineering Technology student with a More »

Sara Burke – Seeing Celtic Colours

Part-time CBU student Sara Burke is currently working toward a Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development (MBA in CED), meanwhile holding down the responsibilities of being a full-time mom and working a full-time job. Having had a career in the in the business and hospitality industries throughout Canada and the United States, Sara More »

Janice Basque – Supporting Aboriginal Students through Leadership

Janice Basque from We’koqma’q First Nation is a Student Support Officer in Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University, who’s favourite part of the job is working directly with students. She says, “Whether it is through encouragement or providing necessary tools to be successful in their studies, I love that I get to work so closely More »