Verschuren Centre branches off from CBU

October 30, 2020
The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment, formerly part of Cape Breton University, has branched off and incorporated. The centre was established on CBU’s campus in 2009, but CBC states that it has always been self-funded. The motive for the move was self-governance, as more independence will allow the centre to respond more quickly to business opportunities without additional layers of approval necessary within the university structure. “The increased research, innovation and development activity this change will allow is good for the university, it is good for Cape Breton Island, and it is good for the province of Nova Scotia,” said CBU president David Dingwall. The Verschuren Centre will remain a partner with CBU. CBC (NS)