• Mon

    Verschuren Centre CEO, Dr Andrew Swanson, was invited to present at the 2nd Annual Atlantic Bio-refinery Conference in Charlottetown, PEI (May 29-31, 2013).   Speakers and panel discussions focused on the how, when and why of turning Atlantic Canada’s forestry agriculture and aquaculture biomass resources into high value added products for the global market.  Andrew’s presentation dealt with aglae commercialization and how the Verschuren Centre can play a role in developing this industry.  See a copy of his presentation "Development and Emergence of an Algal Biorefinery Industry”.

  • Wed

    Today, November 6, the Verschuren Centre (VC) welcomes ten First Nations high school students to the VC lab.  Dr. Martin Mkandawire, Industrial Chair of Mine Water Management/Associate Professor - Chemistry, along with Janice Basque, Liaison Officer, CBU’s Unama’ki College, organized an after school program where students will be involved with environmental related experiments in the Verschuren Centre labs.  The program involves two hands-on sessions per month.  First day orientation will involve VC staff introducing various programs and helping the students learn about the Centre’s work.

    This is a collaborative effort between CBU’s Unama’ki College and the Verschuren Centre.

  • Thu


    Cape Breton University is pleased to congratulate its Chancellor Annette Verschuren on being named one of the Top 10 Women in Sustainability by the Corporate Knights: The Company for Clean Capitalism.

    In recognition of her support and effort to see CBU’s Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment come to fruition, the Centre was named in her honour - a fitting tribute to a successful business woman who has always championed Cape Breton, its university and the opportunities for a sustainable future.

    Verschuren is currently the Chair & CEO of NRStor. Inc, an energy storage company based in Toronto, Ontario. She is well-known for her past role as the President of The Home Depot Canada and Asia. Congratulations from your friends at Cape Breton University