Research Month to Showcase Impactful Research at CBU

March 1, 2019, officially kicks-off Cape Breton University’s fourth annual Research Month. This year, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, in collaboration with CBU staff, students, researchers and community partners, will host more than thirty events to highlight the important research taking place at CBU.
“Research Month is a great way for Cape Breton University’s researchers and partners to really showcase the important work that they do all year,” says Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett, Associate Vice-President, Academic & Research. “It’s an excellent way to increase awareness about the high-calibre and interesting work that’s being done here in Cape Breton and globally by the CBU community.”
CBU Research Month 2019 will officially launch today, Friday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Verschuren Centre. The launch event will feature opening remarks by Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett, Associate Vice-President, Academic & Research; and David C. Dingwall, President. Opening remarks will then be followed by five short research presentations by Cape Breton University researchers.
With events planned for each weekday in March, the program will include presentations, panels, roundtable discussions and guest lectures. As well, in partnership with local Cape Breton libraries, Research Month will host a series of four evening talks.
On Tuesday, March 5 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the McConnell Library Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities, will present Sydney Steel After the War: Politics, Economics and the Canadian Steel Industry, 1945-1966.
On Saturday, March 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Baddeck Library Dr. Claudette Taylor, Associate Professor of Nursing, will present Early Integration of Palliative Care in Cancer Care: A Case for Improved Patient Outcomes.

On Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Coady & Tompkins Memorial Library Dr. Deanne van Rooyen, Associate Professor of Geology, will present Wandering continents, travelling geologists:Adventures in geology from Cape Breton to Nunatsiavut.
On Thursday, March 28 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the WW Lewis Memorial Library in Louisbourg, 6pm – 7:30pm researchers from the Shannon School of Business will present Doing Business in Cape Breton: Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
All events are free and open to the public. For a full program of events and additional information please contact the Research Office at or visit