CBU reveals plan for $80M Centre for Discovery and Innovation

October 29, 2020
Cape Breton University has revealed a plan for a new $80M Centre for Discovery and Innovation, which is contingent on securing funding from the federal and provincial governments. The proposed centre would replace part of the Arseneau-Britten science building, which is over 50 years old, with an 80,000-square-foot modern research and instructional facility. The building would support engineering and technology, nursing, public health, and emergency management programs. The building would additionally house the Marshall Institute, which will focus on environmental justice and Indigenous approaches to climate change. The institute is named in honour of Donald Marshall Jr, a Mi’kmaw man who fought for the Indigenous right to fish for a moderate livelihood. CBC | CBC (NS)