August 2016

CBU to Host 2nd Annual CaperCon

Cape Breton University is gearing up to host the second annual CaperCon, which will take place September 16-18. This local fan convention celebrates various aspects of popular culture, including books, music, video games, comics, film, television, anime and beyond. The convention is designed to bring like-minded communities together to enjoy a sense of belonging, celebration, More »

Taylor Burton – Pokémon Go at CBU

Taylor Burton, Students’ Union Vice President of Finance and Operations, decided to become involved in the CBU Students’ Union to gain experience related to his studies, a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, and because he wanted to become a voice for his fellow CBU students. “I decided I wanted to get involved when I learned More »

Brandon MacDonald – Pokémon Go at CBU

Political Science student Brandon MacDonald chose CBU to be close to family, and because of his love for Cape Breton. Since starting at the University five years ago, Brandon says the people at CBU – both staff and students – have become family to him. Because of this, Brandon decided to take on the role More »

Jason Loxton: Passionate about Paleontology

Originally an arts student, Jason Loxton can’t pinpoint the moment that turned him toward a career in paleontology. Instead, he says the pivotal career shift was influenced by a multitude of different experiences; from discovering fossils while working in forestry, to spending summers hunting fossils on Vancouver Island, Jason’s passion for the field of paleontology More »

Sean Modesto: Paleontological Success

Sean Modesto first discovered his passion for paleontology as an undergraduate student while taking a course in vertebrate paleontology and evolution at the University of Toronto in the 1980s. He found the lecture material fascinating, and after participating in the practical component of the course – the mechanical preparation of a 55 million-year old fish More »

Nursing Students Thankful for Connor Timmons Soccer Tournament Donation

CBU’s Nursing class of 2017 is currently planning their volunteer trip to South America and are grateful for the generous donation given by this year’s Connor Timmons Memorial Soccer Tournament. Held each year, the Connor Timmons Memorial Soccer Tournament honors Connor Timmons, a son, brother, friend, and athlete who passed away in 2009 at the More »

CBU Biology Team Finds New rare Yellow Lampmussel Population in Cape Breton

Kellie White, a senior lab instructor in the Department of Biology at Cape Breton University, along with her research team, recently made an exciting discovery in Forrester’s Lake, Cape Breton.  What they found was a pile of bright yellow shells from the rare Yellow Lampmussel, a freshwater mussel that is listed as a species of More »

Cape Breton University to Enter MOU with CBRM

Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality will soon begin discussions on the development of a Memorandum of Understanding that will build upon the capacities and activities of both organizations. An early example of this type of cooperation is an agreement which will see Cape Breton University defer on its decision to redeploy More »