CBU highlights contributions, sets goals in new accountability report

September 25, 2014

Cape Breton University has released its Accountability Report 2013/2014. The report emphasizes that CBU adds $87 M to the regional economy and is directly or indirectly responsible for close to 1,400 jobs at the university and in its surrounding communities. The report also outlines CBU’s plans to help the province meet its economic goals. CBU’s targets including attracting $6 M in research funds, increasing published research by 50%, and increasing student participation in research by 20%. The plan also calls for the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment to triple its research activity over 10 years. The plan is “positively framed, in terms of our contributions,” said CBU President David Wheeler, “but I think we’re also signaling that we’ve got further to go, and I think as we produce more of these reports in subsequent years, we’re going to be holding ourselves accountable for better and better performance year-on-year.” Full Plan | Chronicle-Herald (1) | Chronicle-Herald (2)