March 2016

Mavis Gallant Writing Awards

The Mavis Gallant Writing Awards is an initiative of the Estate of Mavis Gallant and the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Cape Breton University.  The awards are being offered for the first time this year, 2016.  This is the only Mavis Gallant Award sponsored by the Estate of Mavis Gallant. The award was More »

Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering

Cape Breton University is set to celebrate its 6th Annual Women in Science and Engineering Event (WISE) on April 2 at the Verschuren Centre.  The day is filled with inspiring stories of women who have found success in various science-related careers and engages students through many hands-on learning activities.  Designed with high school and junior More »

Dr. Emily Root: Aligning Research, Teaching and Learning

In our continued celebrations of 40 more years of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree, this month we are getting to know Dr. Emily Root, the newest faculty member in the Community Studies program. Emily has been with CBU since 2014.  Her teaching and research interests encompass decolonizing education and intercultural relationships; Indigenous More »

Margaret Dechman – Examining Social Exclusion, Addiction, and Conflicts with the Law

Margaret Dechman, Associate Professor of Sociology, will participate in two panel discussions on university-community partnerships and providing healthcare to marginalized populations as a part of CBU’s Research Month which kicked off on March 1. Margaret has been with CBU for five years, teaching and researching the development of processes of social exclusion and the influences More »

Janice Esther Tulk – A focus on Mi’kmaw expressive culture

Janice Esther Tulk, Senior Research Associate for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, recently organized a panel discussion on Indigenous business in Canada and will be presenting her personal work on First Nations dance as part of CBU’s  Research Month. Janice has been with CBU for roughly four and a half years, starting More »

Saman Amin, The Ups and Downs of Supply Chain Management

Saman Amin, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Shannon School of Business, recently presented his work “A Proposed Model for Global Forward and Reverse Supply Chains” at Research Month events this March. Saman defines Supply Chain Management (SCM) as the management of the flow of goods and services. He says it includes the More »

Women in Science and Engineering – Judy MacInnis

Judy MacInnis is a senior lab Instructor/part-time instrument technician in the Department of Chemistry within the School of Science and Technology and is actively involved in Chemistry Outreach. If you’re a high school student, you’ve probably met Judy at a high school visit to CBU’s Chemistry Department, CBU101, in the Mall of Science, at a More »

Women in Science and Engineering – Krista Smith

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CBU set Krista Smith on her path to a career she loves. Now, on top of working as a registered nurse in the renal dialysis ward at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Krista is furthering her education with a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Dalhousie University More »

CBU Led Research Project Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

A research project that is helping smallholder farmers in Kenya overcome challenges associated with food insecurity in that region has recently been awarded $1.5 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF), a joint initiative of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada. Farm Shop is a Kenyan social franchise More »

New Sport and Physical Activity Leadership Program Launched at CBU

Students interested in the leadership of sport and physical activity now have the option to pursue it in the recently launched Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree with an honours / major in Sport and Physical Activity Leadership (SPAL) at Cape Breton University (CBU).  The program is the only one of its kind in Canada More »