July 2016

CBU’s Verschuren Centre Receives $1.1 million in Funding for Special R&D Project

Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre has been granted $1.1 million through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund to be used toward a special  research and development project. On July 28, 2016, Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, and the Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney – More »

NCLEX Success at CBU

Always one to turn green at the sight of blood, CBU Nursing graduate, Emily Budden of Glace Bay never imagined she would work in health care, but her passion and enthusiasm for caring for others inspired her to overcome this obstacle. “I knew that I enjoyed working with people and that I wanted a career that More »

Excellence in Teaching at CBU

CBU is well known for its small community and exceptional, knowledgeable professors. Among them is Andrew Parnaby, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Culture. Andrew began his career with Cape Breton University in 2003 after teaching for several years at University of Victoria and Dalhousie University. A social historian, his research More »

Catalina Belalcazar – Shaping Her Career Through BACS

For Catalina Belalcazar, it was CBU’s Bachelor of Arts in community Studies (BACS) program that made the university the clear choice and inspired her move from London, Ontario to Cape Breton. She says, “The program’s community engagement and hands-on learning provides the opportunity to grow and experience the career field as part of my undergrad. More »

Scott Isaac – Furthering Education Through BACS

Scott Isaac’s decision to attend CBU came at a pivotal point in his life. At age 49, and after more than 13 years of service as a Correctional Officer, Scott discovered the University’s In-Community Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree available to him in his hometown of Listuguj, Quebec, and decided to take the More »

CBU Profs awarded more than $140K in NSERC Funding

The Government of Canada recently announced the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) 2016 competition award winners for their discovery research programs and three Cape Breton University researchers were among the recipients. The programs, which include funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants, support researchers and students who are furthering More »

Dr. Xu (Shine) Zhang – The Fight against Biofouling

On June 23, 2016, it was announced that Dr. Xu (Shine) Zhang was awarded a Discovery Grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Dr. Zhang was awarded $20,270.00 over 5 years for a total of $101,350.00 for his work in Engineering Graphene Oxide based Nanocomposite Paints against Marine Biofouling. Dr. Zhang More »

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie – Using Chemistry to better the Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie and her research team are currently developing molecules used to speed up important chemical reactions and make them more selective – a critical step in making pharmaceuticals. The special thing about these molecules, also known as catalysts, is that they can be easily recovered and re-used which eliminates significant waste and researcher More »

Dr. Sean Modesto – Breathing new life into 300-Million-Year-old fossils

Dr. Sean Modesto is a vertebrate paleontologist in Cape Breton University’s School of Science and Technology. His research focuses on the anatomy and the evolution of early amniotes, terrestrial vertebrates that include early reptiles and their extinct kin and ancient relatives of mammals called protomammals.  “Although some early species are well known, most early amniotes More »

CBU Artist-in-Residence Inspired by Cape Breton Landscape

From July 4-15, Halifax-based artist D’Arcy Wilson will serve as the artist-in-residence at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. During this time, she will be creating new work, inspired by the Cabot Trail, to exhibit in the upcoming fall exhibition, Shaping the Shore: From Here and Away which will feature artworks by historical and contemporary More »