We are grateful to our many partners.
The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (aka Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange. Fulbright Canada, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, provides support to students, scholars, teachers, and independent researchers through a variety of programs which are open to individuals in all academic fields with the exception of medical training.
folkwaysAlive! is a University of Alberta initiative established in 2003 to honour the legacy of Moses Asch through a unique collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. It is home to a collection of more than 2,100 Folkways Records—the Frances and Moses Asch Collection. Folkways Records company was founded by Moses Asch in New York in 1948 to document and celebrate the “music of the people”, as well as spoken word and collections of natural and manufactured sounds from around the world.
Moses Asch’s legacy serves as our inspiration to identify, preserve and investigate cultures of sound related to visual, aural and material practices, and to increase mutual understanding across cultural communities through the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about their musical cultural heritages and sonic environments. This is accomplished by supporting teaching and learning, research, creative activity, and community involvement both locally and abroad.
The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies is one of the leading centers for Central European Studies in North America, and the only such institution in Canada. Our mandate is to sponsor and encourage scholarship on Central European subjects across the broad range of disciplines within the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts and to raise the profile of Central Europe and Central European Studies in Canada.
The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s economic development organization. We help keep, grow and get business, talent and investment in Halifax. We do this through leadership on economic issues, our core programs, our partnerships across all sectors, and by marketing Halifax to the world.
Support4Culture is a collection of programs that support arts, culture, and heritage in communities across Nova Scotia. The programs provide a wide spectrum of support. They encourage new experiences, new events and new opportunities. They champion innovation, diversity and collaboration. They are for individuals, they are for communities, and they are for Nova Scotia.
Cape Breton University is a place where students don’t just go, they Happen. Because CBU is a unique place where students who believe that they can actually have an effect in the world discover what that effect is going to be. We’re one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3500 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.
The International Council for Traditional Music is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organizes World Conferences, Symposia, and Colloquia, and publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music and the online Bulletin of the ICTM.
As a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and by means of its wide international representation and the activities of its Study Groups, the International Council for Traditional Music acts as a bond among peoples of different cultures and thus contributes to the peace of humankind.
The mission of the Cape Breton Regional Library is to strengthen and inspire our communities by providing quality collections, cultural resources, programmes and services in a welcoming environment where all can enjoy reading and learning.
Established as part of the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair awarded to Dr. Richard MacKinnon, the Centre for Cape Breton Studies is committed to promoting and preserving intangible cultural heritage. Unique in Atlantic Canada, the Centre is a valuable addition to Cape Breton University. The Centre for Cape Breton Studies will not only reach into our community but also extend into national and international arenas through visiting scholars, research, workshops, and programmes of study.
Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT) supports research infrastructure in Nova Scotia by matching national funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). NSRIT benefits researchers in Health and Life Sciences, Ocean Technology, Clean Technology, and Information and Communications Technology. Since 2001, NSRIT — through the Province of Nova Scotia — has awarded over $85 million to more than 433 projects at Nova Scotia research beneficiary institutions, dramatically leveraging opportunities for innovation and direct economic benefits to the people of Nova Scotia and beyond.
Celtic Colours is an experience like no other. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture. From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, we offer a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn colours.
COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, a research institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Helsinki.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) was built on the ideals of thinking big and investing in areas that matter to Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, the CFI has ensured Canadian researchers have the tools — the cutting-edge labs, facilities and equipment — they need to push the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines, and to contribute to the full spectrum of research — from discovery to technology development. This has allowed our brightest minds to contribute to better health outcomes, a cleaner, greener environment, evidence-based policy-making and the competitiveness of Canadian businesses.
The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology is an archive and research resource documenting musical and cultural traditions locally and internationally. The collection includes diverse instruments and more than 4000 titles in audio/video recordings. The Centre helps users understand how people use music to connect, express, and create community and identity. It is of value to students and faculty in the social sciences, humanities, education, and fine arts.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talent, generating Insights and forging Connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.
The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development. In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2,000 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country. The CRCP invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers’ work.
Nova Scotia Education and Early Childhood believes that the early years, from before birth to age 6, are crucial for a child’s healthy development. Our children deserve the best possible start in life to help them develop to their full potential.
MULTIVERSITY Coalition for Music Education Artscape