June 2016

Bruce MacDonald – From student researcher to future MD

From a young age, inspired by his grandfather, Bruce MacDonald knew he wanted to work in the field of medicine. On June 3, 2016, the CBU Alumnus received word that he would be one step closer to achieving this goal. Bruce graduated from CBU in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Honours), and was More »

CBU Sees First Cohort of BEd In-Community Graduates

In May 2016, Cape Breton University saw the first ever graduating cohort of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) In-Community program, based out of Indian Brook, Nova Scotia. The graduating class included 11 students from First Nation communities across Nova Scotia. CBU’s In-Community programs allow First Nation students to complete their studies in, or very close More »

CBU to introduce new Park and then Pay system

Park and then Pay! CBU is introducing a new, more efficient way to pay for parking. The new park and pay system will allow drivers to park and then pay on their way into the building. Step 1- park your car Step 2 – visit a display terminal and enter your license plate number Step More »

Novel set in Cape Breton deals with post traumatic effects of war

Cape Breton is the setting for the debut novel of a writer from the Southwest Acadian shore area of Nova Scotia and published by CBU Press. Charting the Darkness chronicles the fictional life of an emotionally damaged Viet Nam war veteran who inherits a property and an old sailboat on Aspy Bay. Abandoned for dead More »

Dr. David Wheeler to Lead Energy Panel for Alberta Government

Today the Government of Alberta announced the appointment of Cape Breton University President Dr. David Wheeler as chair of an expert panel convened to provide advice to Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips on the setting up of a provincial Energy Efficiency Agency.   The Agency will also be responsible for investments in community and micro-scale renewable More »

Local High School Student Gains Art Insights at CBU

In Nova Scotia, many high schools are recognizing the importance of hands-on, project-based learning and now offer a program called Options and Opportunities (O2). The O2 program is designed to prepare students for a successful transition from high school to either a career path or postsecondary program. For Haley MacRae, grade 11 student at Sydney More »

CBU Prof Recognized for Leadership and Research

This year has proven to be a big one for Dr. Kathy Snow, who was recently awarded the 2016 Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) Graduate Research Award for her doctoral dissertation. This is the second award Kathy has won in the past month. She also received the CBU Instructional Leadership Award in May. More »

 Viola Desmond’s Sister Wanda to Donate Personal Collection to the Beaton Institute

In recognition of International Archives Day, on June 9, 2016, North Sydney resident Wanda Robson will donate her collection of family documents to the Beaton Institute at Cape Breton University. Ms. Robson is the youngest sister of civil rights icon Viola Desmond and her gift to the Beaton Institute includes photographs, letters, newspaper clippings and More »

CBU’s Rod Beresford Speaks About World Oceans Day

When Assistant Professor of integrative science, Rod Beresford is not teaching and contributing to the day-to-day operation of Cape Breton University (specifically Unama’ki College), he spends his time conducting research on oysters in the Bras D’Or Lake. Rod obtained his MSc in Pathology from Dalhousie University and is currently enrolled in a PhD program focusing More »

CBU Celebrates World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, held every June, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. A healthy ocean is crucial for our survival. On a primal level, we depend on our oceans to generate the oxygen we breathe, to feed us, regulate our climate, and so much more. From an economic standpoint, oceans provide More »