May 2017

CBU Receives Honourable Mention at EECOM

Earlier this month, CBU received Honourable Mention at the The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Awards in the category of Outstanding Post-Secondary Institution, Department, Program or Club for its commitment to environmental education and communication.   CBU was recognized for its work in the classroom for programs such as the Bachelor of Arts More »

CBU Students Thrive at ChemCon

Matt Tobin, fourth-year chemistry student received the CIC Award for best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry with his oral presentation on the “Synthesis and Characterization of Chiral Biocarbons for use as Chiral Stationary Phase in Enantioselective Chromatography.” Amanda Cameron, also a fourth-year student, received the Science Atlantic Science Communication Award for her oral presentation More »

SSHRC Awards Inter-disciplinary Project Led By CBU Researcher

A research project, Avatars of Human Creativity: Exploring the Art-Sci Connect, focused on the connectivity between arts and science and how innovation and creativity are applied to science, has been awarded $24,992 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Led by Dr. Barb Glassey, Department of Biology, Cape Breton University (CBU), the project More »

Cape Breton University Celebrates Spring Convocation

The Cape Breton University alumni family will grow on Saturday, May 13, as more than 680 graduates cross the stage to receive their degrees, diplomas or certificates during Spring Convocation at 2:00 p.m. at the Canada Games Complex. “It is an absolute honour to celebrate the success of the Cape Breton University class of 2017,” More »

Rethinking the humanities – New book reinforces Mi’kmaw perspectives in education

Unama’ki College (Cape Breton University) and CBU Press are hosting the official launch of a new book of Mi’kmaw scholarship titled Visioning a Mi’kmaw Humanities: Indigenizing the Academy. Led by Dr. Marie Battiste, a native of Potlotek and professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Visioning brings new perspectives and gives new sensibilities to how Mi’kmaq More »

CBU Remembers Father Greg MacLeod

To the University community, It is with sadness that I share with you news of the recent passing of one of our former colleagues, and a true builder of our university, Professor Emeritus Greg MacLeod. Many of the elements that bring distinctiveness and distinction to Cape Breton University have their origins in the work of More »

CBU Prof contributing to youth development framework

Michelle Jetha, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been working with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services to synthesize, summarize and translate up-to-date research on middle years children, all for the purpose of developing a strategic framework for youth in Ontario. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services focuses on working with government and More »

CBU Board Approves $49M Operations Budget

Cape Breton University Board of Governors approved an operating budget of just over $49 million for the 2017-2018 academic year at their April 28, meeting, an increase of approximately 1.8 per cent over the previous year. Expenses are projected to exceed revenue by $659,000. The 2017-2018 operating budget is CBU’s second consecutive deficit budget although More »

CBU to Honour three exceptional Leaders at Spring Convocation

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Cape Breton University will bestow honorary degrees on three outstanding individuals for their work in equality, sustainability and culture. Cape Breton University will confer the degree Doctor of Laws honoris causa on Ms. Deborah Gillis, a woman who has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for women’s rights and equality, More »