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 community.

Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS)

CBU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies is here to support researchers and research infrastructure and enable research connections. Our dedicated team is 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, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).  Unsure where to start?  Contact and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.  

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

Students Awarded for Healthcare Innovation in Student Pitch Competition

April 16, 2024

CBU’s Centre for Health, Wellness and Extended Learning, in partnership with Nova Scotia Health, recently hosted a student pitch event…

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Data Analysis to Help People Rest Easy

March 8, 2024

For people who suffer from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes patients’ breathing to stop and start, an effective…

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School of Nursing Hosts Research and Scholarship Day

January 18, 2024

Cape Breton University’s School of Nursing (SON) hosted its inaugural Research and Scholarship Day during the fall semester, with a…

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CBU Librarian Wins National Award for Research Paper

December 1, 2023

A visit to the Cape Breton University Library offers a team ready to help students and faculty with their research…

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CBU Nursing Professor Examines Impact of Technology on Workplace Health and Wellness

November 9, 2023

Dr. Virginia Gunn, Assistant Professor in Cape Breton University’s School of Nursing, is part of an international research team examining…

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CBU invites nominations for the Margaret Dechman Community-Engaged Research Champion

September 25, 2023

Cape Breton University is seeking nominations for the Margaret Dechman Community-Engaged Research Champion Award. This award seeks to honour a…

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Canada Research Chair Supports Holistic Pathways in Indigenous Sport

December 13, 2022

Dr. Bettina Callary has been making waves in Cape Breton during the past two summers. While winter is on its…

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Research for a Better Future: Meet Jhanvi Saini

September 30, 2022

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our world today and Cape Breton University student, Jhanvi Saini, wants…

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CBU Student Supports Research in Healthy Aging

September 14, 2022

In 2021, Carol Zeyona Thomas was living in India considering how she could further her education in the field of…

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