Research Matters

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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.

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.  

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

Research is on the RISE at Cape Breton University

May 27, 2021

Cape Breton University would like to congratulate the 23 talented researchers who recently received internal funding through Research, Innovation, Scholarship…

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CBU Supports Development of Riverside’s Knowledge Path

May 20, 2021

Nestled in the Acadian forest surrounding Riverside School in Albert Bridge, a two-kilometer trail is welcoming students and residents to…

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A Report on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Nova Scotia

May 5, 2021

Dr. Kevin McKague recognizes that Nova Scotia is experiencing the economic challenges of a global pandemic. As Cape Breton University’s…

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CBU researcher supports actions toward Truth and Reconciliation

May 5, 2021

Mary Beth Doucette, CBU’s Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies and Assistant Professor of Organizational Management, is working with…

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Cape Breton University Joins Project Aimed at Detecting COVID-19 in Wastewater

January 13, 2021

Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in…

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CBU researcher awarded Health Investigator Grant

December 14, 2020

Cape Breton University researcher Dr. Jamileh Yousefi is making a name for herself as an emerging health researcher. With an…

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A Science Champion in Our Midst: Meet Chantelle Cormier

December 1, 2020

CBU Recognized at Nova Scotia Discovery Awards Chantelle Cormier, Chair of the Biology Department and Senior Lab Instructor at Cape…

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CBU Receives Funding to Develop Research Spaces

November 6, 2020

When we think of university research labs, microscopes and lab coats might come to mind. At Cape Breton University, research…

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My CBU Story: Valedictorian Rebecca Bennett

May 8, 2020

Born and raised in Sydney Mines, Rebecca Bennett knew she wanted to stay close to her hometown after graduating from…

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