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

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