The College of Cape Breton
Organization profile published 1981
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2329
The College of Cape Breton was established in 1974 and combines the former Sydney Campus of St. Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology.
The College of Cape Breton was established in 1974 and combines the former Sydney Campus of St. Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology. It offers a two-year diploma program in technology and university degrees in specific areas of many disciplines. In addition, the College conducts apprenticeship trades training for the apprenticeship division of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour. This college links the traditions of technology and university with a mandate to develop new approaches to post-secondary education.
The Bras d'Or Institute was established at the College of Cape Breton in 1972 with the goal of stimulating research, development and enquiry relevant to Cape Breton Island and to provide the local area with an independent organization that can respond to the changing needs within Cape Breton.
The Institute is composed of representatives of the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences, businesses and other people of the local community interested in research and development of the island. Areas of current interest are: aquaculture, environmental studies, natural science of beaches and rivers, social structures, housing, coal and steel.
A second institute associated with the College of Cape Breton is the Tompkins Institute. It is concerned with the investigation of various issues raised by the impact of technological change and the development of practical solutions to problems in the Cape Breton area. Its general goal is to maintain the specific orientation of the college which is "humanitechnical" in nature. The College also incorporates the Beaton Institute of Cape Breton (Archives and Ethnic Studies) and the Alexander Graham Bell Institute (extends the work begun by Dr. Bell in the light of modern technological enterprises).
This organization has changed its name to Cape Breton University.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.