Research is what animates us. The curiosity and intellectual lives of our researchers is what makes CBU an exciting and compelling institution. The “CBU 2025” Strategic Research Plan is the institutional expression of this curiosity and drive. This plan harnesses some of our strongest research directions and identifies clear priorities to shape and drive decision-making over the next five years. The goal is to ensure that the university has the means to foster research seamlessly and the directive to promote research with pride. We want to welcome new faculty into a robust research culture, nurture the careers of existing researchers, and support the advancement of seasoned scholars. The plan necessitates that we identify priority infrastructure, themes and approaches. At the same time, we need to hold tight to the primary value of academic freedom.
Our size is our strength. We are small enough to reach across campus to share an idea, or lend a hand, but we are big enough to see across our Island and beyond, gathering the best ideas and bringing them home. Some of our work requires high inputs of funding, some requires tireless community consultation, still other requires quiet study and reflection.
All research matters. Cape Breton University fosters research excellence. We raise awareness of CBU’s commitment to respect and the benefits of equity, diversity and inclusion in research environment. We remain rooted in Cape Breton and connected to the world. CBU will be known as a university of discovery, impact, and world-class expertise regionally, nationally, and globally.