November 2017

Research that Focuses on Behaviour in Adolescence Receives Funding

Dr. Michelle Jetha, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Cape Breton University, has been awarded $356,095 in funding for research which will create significant progress in understanding how teens cope with their emotional well-being and mental health. The funding, which comes from the  Canadian Foundation of Innovation, the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, and Cape More »

CBU Builds Tradition with Second Annual Holiday Wishes Campaign

CBU is starting the holiday season on a heartfelt note by holding the second annual #CBUHolidayWishes campaign, a two-part project aimed at spreading good cheer and helping those in need. Students are encouraged to visit the CBU Winter Wonderland in the cafeteria where they can write a message of peace and goodwill on a gift More »

Parks Canada and Cape Breton University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Parks Canada and Cape Breton University announced the formalization of an agreement to work together in advancing research and education in natural and cultural heritage conservation and visitor experience as it relates to Parks Canada’s places on Cape Breton Island. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at an event today at Cape More »

Cape Breton University to host annual Honours Banquet

Cape Breton University will host its annual Honours Banquet to recognize the outstanding academic performance of Cape Breton University’s students. The banquet will take place tonight, November 21, in the CBU cafeteria. “The Honours Banquet is just one of the ways that CBU recognizes the academic successes of our students,” says Dr. Dale Keefe, President. More »

CBU Shares Research with Local Members of Parliament

Today, Cape Breton University welcomed Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner and staff from the Honourable Mark Eykings’s Office to learn about research being led at Cape Breton University.  The session was being held as part of a Universities Canada led initiative, Bold Thinking, Better Solutions, to showcase the need to invest in university research in More »

CBU Congratulates Chief Terry Paul on Being Named to the Order of Canada

Today, Cape Breton University is congratulating Chief Terry Paul of Membertou on being named to the Order of Canada. A great friend, mentor and leader, Chief Terry has provided guidance to CBU as a member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board and is a strong proponent for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal More »

J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture Series Celebrates Cricket with its 19th Feature

Cape Breton University will present the nineteenth annual J.B. McLachlan lecture this year on November 23, 2017, at the Old Bank Building at 175 Charlotte Street in Sydney. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by John Reid, a member of the Department of History and professor at Saint Mary’s University. The More »

Boardmore Theatre Tackles Impact of Social Media

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre will grapple with the impact of social media on today’s youth in its upcoming production of Evan Placey’s play, Girls Like That.  Under the direction of Mike McPhee, the play will be on stage November 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and November 26 at 2 p.m. More »

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation and Cape Breton University to Celebrate Victor J. Harriss Estate Gift on National Philanthropy Day

On November 15, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation will join Cape Breton University to honour and celebrate the Legacy Gift of the late Victor Harriss as part of National Philanthropy Day activities. Victor J. Harriss was a successful local entrepreneur with a long business history in this community and he took pleasure in expanding More »

CBU mourns the loss of Harold Schwartz – A message from the President

We, here at Cape Breton University (CBU), were saddened to learn of the passing of longtime supporter and friend, Mr. Harold Schwartz. In 2006, Mr. Schwartz became an inaugural member of CBU’s Shannon School of Business Advisory Board. For more than 40 years, his business was a cornerstone of the Cape Breton economy. As a More »