Research Matters

Cape Breton University researchers are addressing important issues in scholarly discourses and debate, as well as problems that concern the general public. The research undertaken at CBU is making a difference—to academics, students and the community. The projects CBU researchers participate in are original, world-class and respected among other scholars and the public.

To submit a nomination for the Dr. Margaret Dechman Community-Engaged Research Champion Award, click here. 

Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS)

CBU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies is here to support our researchers, and to support research infrastructure and enable research connections. Our dedicated team of staff are always ready to provide guidance on everything from institutional processes to igniting a research project. Learn about the services we offer, support funds and our commitment to Equity, Diversion and Inclusion (EDI).  Unsure where to start?  Contact and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.  

For information on COVID-19 & the CBU Research Environment, click here.

Research In Action

CBU’s Research in Action highlights our most up to date Research Snapshots and Spotlights, and provides key information on our Current and Past Research Chairs and CBU’s Media Experts.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CBU is a proud signatory to the Tri-Agency Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): “The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are committed to excellence in research and research training. Achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges.”

Research Spotlights

CBU Faculty Receive Funding to Create Open Educational Resources

December 2, 2021

Funding to support Open Educational Resources (OER) at Cape Breton University is expected to result in nearly $80,000 in savings…

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Maskwiomin company founders recognized at annual Discovery Awards

December 2, 2021

Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel and Tuma Young, Q.C., continue to gain attention for the development and commercialization of maskwiomin, a product…

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Cape Breton University researcher participates in international study on plagiarism prevention

November 24, 2021

At Cape Breton University, we strive to build an environment that allows students to become successful academic citizens. With ever-changing…

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Translating health research into action in Cape Breton

October 12, 2021

Cape Breton University and Nova Scotia Health’s Eastern Zone are working together to turn academic research into action. Two members…

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CBU’s Kate Krug honoured with AAU Distinguished Teaching Award

October 4, 2021

Kate Krug, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cape Breton University has been recognized by the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU)…

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CBU Researchers Recognized with President’s Awards in Research

September 27, 2021

Cape Breton University President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall, is pleased to announce the recipients of the President’s Awards in…

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CBU researchers receive funding to enhance research spaces

August 24, 2021

Cape Breton University researchers were recognized by the Government of Canada with the recent award of funding through the Canada…

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Dr. Sylvia Burrow Challenges Gender Violence in Five-Year Research Project

July 12, 2021

Dr. Sylvia Burrow will undertake vital research over the next five years to support positive outcomes for persons belonging to…

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Bridging Communication Gaps With New Canadians

June 30, 2021

Cape Breton University is a living laboratory for Dr. Peter MacIntyre. As a professor of psychology in the School of…

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CBU receives support for managing its research enterprise from the Government of Canada through the Research Support Fund (