March 2016

CBU Receives $350,000 from Canada Foundation of Innovation in Support of Research

Researchers at Cape Breton University are receiving $350,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund to advance laboratory space and purchase a super microscope known as a Cryo-TEM. Once on-site, the microscope will be the only one of its kind east of Montreal. Announced this week by Minister More »

Dr. Shine Xu Zhang – Nano Solutions

Even as a boy, Shine Xu Zhang knew that he wanted to study science and medicine. Both of his parents were doctors – and Zhang wanted to create the technology they and, ultimately, patients most need. “I understood how important medical technology was,” he says. “I didn’t want to be a medical doctor – I More »

Dr. Peter MacIntyre – Breaking Ground on a new Method

Dr. Peter MacIntyre is Professor of Psychology and the 2015 winner of the Cape Breton University President’s Award for Excellence in Research. Having published extensively on the psychology of language learning, Dr. MacInytre has, over the course of his career, become a leading innovator in his field. Most recently, he co-authored Capitalizing on Language Learners’ More »

Brent Foote: Finding his fit in sport and recreation

For Brent Foote, sport and physical activity plays a huge role in his life. Brent is a graduate of the College of North Atlantic’s Community Recreation Leadership Program, and has completed an additional year of study at Memorial University. Brent says he chose CBU because he wanted to stay in Atlantic Canada for university and More »

2016 One-Act Play Festival On Stage at Boardmore Theatre

The 2016 One-Act Play Festival will take the stage at the Boardmore Playhouse from March 10-13, with show times at 7 p.m. nightly, and Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm. Named after Elizabeth Boardmore, the festival provides an opportunity for the many players of the theatre – playwrights, directors, technicians, actors and more – to More »

Preserving Language at L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom

Despite its unassuming presence on the edge of the CBU campus, Kiji-Keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (literally-place to speak Mi’kmaq) serves an enormously urgent research purpose. L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom, or the language lab, has become a kind of nexus point for the gathering together and coalescing of the Mi’kmaq language. A repository of language resources, collection place of More »

Rethinking Rental Housing in Cape Breton

Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid, Associate Professor in the Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development (MBA in CED) program, does research on housing and social economy organizations (non-profits and co-operatives). She is currently conducting an inventory of rental housing in the CBRM in partnership with Cape Breton Community Housing. This project involves capturing vacancy rates, More »

Spreading the word: Marcia Ostashewski has a plan for research dissemination

Since Dr. Marcia Ostashewski’s first academic inquiries in Cape Breton in 2008, there has been a strengthening bond between academics and local ethnic communities—between the people, their histories and practices. In a place where Scottish ancestry (particularly its music and dance) is widely perceived as the prevailing cultural impulse, Dr. Ostashewski’s work is novel. Supported More »

Women in Science and Engineering: Corrine McIsaac

The science of the body, physiology, problem solving, outcome measurement and lending a helping hand is what led Corrine McIsaac, Associate Professor in Nursing, to the field of science. Corrine has been with CBU for 16 years and says she really enjoys absolutely everything about her career. Corrine finds her research the most exciting aspect, More »

CBU’s Meshack Lufile named AUS Defensive Player of the Year

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) has announce the 2015-16 AUS men’s basketball all-stars and major award winners as selected by the conference’s eight head coaches following regular season play and CBU’s Meshack Lufile of Burlington, Ont. was named defensive player of the year. A 6-foot-8 fifth-year player, Lufile was second in the AUS in blocks this More »