Research in Action

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Cape Breton University’s researchers and students are involved in innovative, creative and world-class research across fields and disciplines. Often engaging in work with positive impacts locally and globally, CBU’s researchers have fostered a culture and reputation for creating meaningful, original and thorough research. In the News and Achievements section of this website, discover how world-class researchers at CBU are making a difference on a global scale.


Cape Breton University is proud to share our latest Research Snapshots.

Do you have a short research announcement that you’d like to share? Did you publish an article? Are you a keynote at an upcoming conference? Have you been nominated for an Association prize? Submit your Research Snapshot below to share with the research community.


Research Spotlights

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 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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Celebrating the work of CBU researchers

CBU Lab StudentsPlease explore the links below to learn about the extraordinary research achievements taking place at Cape Breton University. Here, among other important updates, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies shares news of publications, funding announcements and researchers in the media.

President’s Award for Excellence in Research Winners

Research Month

Thesis/Major Project SnapShot

Research Chairs

CBU is proud to host five Canada Research Chairs, the Purdy Crawford Chair, and SSHRC Exchange University Chairs. Research Chairs are an important part of the research ecosystem at CBU, offering leadership, mentorship and robust research programs that benefit the local and beyond. Learn more about our Current and Past Research Chairs.


Subject Experts: A Resource

CBU is a vibrant research institution thanks to a bold vision for a university brought forth by the people of this Island. Today, we are a globally-reaching, locally-infused university committed to high-quality, accessible education, innovative research, and a vibrant, multicultural future for the Island. The local community was instrumental in the origin of the institution and still has a significant impact on its programming and research interests.

Whether you are a community organization looking to partner with a researcher, or a member of the media looking for a contact or a topic for a story, we welcome the opportunity to connect you to our research community. View our Media Experts Guide to learn more.