BRAS D’OR INSTITUTE SPECIAL SEMINAR @ CBU Multiversity Room (near Library)
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Whole-ecosystem research: the past and future of Canada’s Experimental Lakes area

Matt McCandless, Executive Director
Experimental Lakes Area Inc.
International Institute for Sustainable Development

New Routes to Advanced Biofuels Using Base Metal Tandem Catalysis @ CBU: Room VSCEE 101
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cassandra E. Hayes
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC)
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester

Cassandra is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC) working jointly at the University of Rochester and University of Ottawa. Her current research is focused on developing first row catalysts for hydrogenation/dehydrogenation chemistry and the synthesis of 1-butanol.

Dr. Sophie Rousseaux: Synthetic approaches to C-N bond formation in biologically active molecules @ CBU: A228
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

The Department of Chemistry welcomes Dr. Sophie Rousseaux for a research seminar from 2:30-3:45 pm in A 228 on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The research seminar is followed by a recruitment talk for students with refreshments provided.

Dr. Sophie Rousseaux has a research group with the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Ontario. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Andrew Reynolds: The inaugural lecture event @ Verschuren Centre Lecture Theatre
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm

Please join us in celebrating the recent promotion of Dr. Andrew Reynolds to the rank of Professor. All are welcome.

Tracey Harris: “The Tiny House Movement: Challenging our Consumer Culture” @ Cape Breton University, CS101
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Details of the contract agreement @ CS104
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A tentative agreement on a new three year contract was reached. The tentative agreement is subject to ratification by our members and the university board of governors.  Details of the agreement will be presented to members at this meeting in the CS-104 (Verschuren Centre) lecture theatre.

Ratification voting will be held in CS-101 from 5:00 – 7:00 that evening and from 10:00 – 4:00 the following day (also in CS-101).  The results of the ratification vote will be communicated shortly afterward.

Dr. Doug Lionais: “Labouring in Carboniferous Capitalism: Impacts of mobile oil workers on Cape Breton”. @ Cape Breton University, CS101
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. Ronald Labelle: “An Invisible Minority: Acadians in Industrial Cape Breton @ CBU: CS101
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jamie Swift: The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War @ CBU: CE265 (Sydney Credit Union Room)
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Historian and Peace Activist Jamie Swift for a presentation on his new book, The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War, co-authored with Ian McKay.

Dr. Stephanie Inglis: “L’nu (Mi’kmaq) and the Euskualdunak (Basque): centuries of linguistic contact. What does it imply?” @ CS101 (Verschuren Centre)
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am


  • Dr. Ian Brodie (Associate Professor, Folklore) will present his sabbatical talk on Wednesday, March 20 from 3:00–4:00pm in CE 313 @cbuniversity. Carrot cake, coffee and tea will be provided. All are welcome! “I am a fan of hilarity”: Possible Directions for Oral-Formulaic Theory and the Study of Stand-Up Comedy. 😄 This talk addresses contemporary studies of oral formulaic theory to begin an exploration on what applicability Parry and Lord’s ideas of “spontaneous composition” could have for the study of stand-up comedy, using a routine from American comedian Paul F. Tompkins @pftompkins that made it to public mediation on four discrete occasions. How is a routine performed more than once: is it repeated, remembered or recreated? In a performance genre that is predicated in part on the surfeit of spontaneity, I consider the crystallization of certain mots justes as “hooks on which to hang a narrative in the teller’s memory” (Siikala 1990). #CBUFA #cbufaresearch #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #librarians #labinstructors #archivists #researchchairs #nursingpracticeeducators #unionproud #sabbatical #standupcomedy #folklore
  • Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Question authority! There are no stupid questions. Why isn’t Instagram working??? ❓Happy International #askaquestion Day from the CBUFA! #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #librarians #labinstructors #archivists #researchchairs #nursingpracticeeducators #unionproud
  • Happy International Women’s Day from the CBUFA. A special thank you to all the women of CBUFA for your continued excellence in teaching, research, and service. #CBUFA #iwd2019 #iwd #balanceforbetter #internationalwomensday #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #librarians #labinstructors #archivists #researchchairs #nursingpracticeeducators #unionproud

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