June 2017

#Floodsgiving Focus of Research Project

Dr. Sheila Christie, a researcher at Cape Breton University, is looking for participants to become involved in an applied theatre project, Neighbours: After the Flood, that focuses on the Thanksgiving Day Flood of 2016, commonly known as #floodsgiving.  The project is a part of Dr. Christie’s research in Theatre for Social Change, which uses theatre More »

CBU Announces New CEO of Verschuren Centre

Dr. Beth Mason has been appointed interim CEO of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University.  Dr. Mason is the Industry Research Fellow in Bio-Products and has been with the Verschuren Centre since 2014. “Dr. Mason has been leading the Verschuren Centre’s bio-product team for several years and More »

CBU Board of Governors Announces New Chair

At a public meeting held on Friday, June 16, the Cape Breton University Board of Governors announced Robert Sampson, Q.C., a Founding Partner of Sampson McPhee Law Firm, as its new Chair.  Sampson has served three years on the Board and will succeed outgoing Chair, Ambrose White. This announcement comes on the heels of the More »

National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day was announced in 1996 by the then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc. June 21 was chosen as the day to mark National Aboriginal Day because it coincides with the summer solstice. For generations, many Indigenous groups have considered the summer solstice as a day to celebrate their culture and heritage, due More »

CBU professors awarded over $50,000 from NSERC Promo Science Funding to Promote and Encourage Young Women to Explore Science

A team of female professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Cape Breton University were recently awarded $50,000 over a three-year period for the creation of a new program, Island WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), an expansion of a current CBU WISE initiative. Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie, Associate Professor of More »

CBU Wind Farm Receives CAUBO Honorable Mention

The Cape Breton University Wind Farm, was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2017 CAUBO Quality and Productivity (Q&P) Awards Program. In January 2016, Cape Breton University (CBU) completed the development of a three-turbine 5.4 MW wind farm across from their campus that generates an estimated 16,200 MWh of electrical energy annually, equivalent to More »

Cape Breton University to Honour First Neurologist in Space – Dr. Roberta Bondar

Next month, Cape Breton University will recognize a great Canadian – the world’s first neurologist in space – Dr. Roberta Bondar, with a special convocation ceremony being held at the Bell Museum. Dr. Bondar will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters and be recognized for her pioneering contribution to space medicine research. Dr. Bondar is More »

Aros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival Promotes Education and FUN!

The Aros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival seeks to promote awareness, education and research of the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere in a way that is place-based, community-based, intellectually rigorous and fun. But for Bruce Hatcher, a research professor focused on strengthening capacities and impacts of oceanographic research and education, it is also a way More »

Youth Songwriter’s Workshops Focus on Immigration and Encounter

As part of Multiculturalism Day being celebrated at Cape Breton University on June 27, the Centre for Sound Communities is hosting Songwriting Workshops for youth aged 12 -18 years old. The workshops begin at 10 a.m. and participants will work with east coast musicians, Stewart MacNeil, Brian Cherwick and Robert Deveaux, to study stories, and More »

Viola Desmond’s Canada wins Atlantic Book Award

The Atlantic Book Awards were recently in Halifax and Viola Desmond’s Canada: A History of Race and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land by Graham Reynolds with Wanda Robson received the Robbie Robertson Book Award for Nonfiction. Graham Reynolds, Professor Emeritus and the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice at Cape Breton University authored the More »