President David Dingwall to Headline Luncheon and Presentation for New CentreNovember 4, 2020

Cape Breton Island – Following Cape Breton University’s announced plans for the Centre for Discovery and Innovation, President David Dingwall will headline a luncheon and presentation on November 12.

Hosted by the Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Our Island. Our Future: A Lunch with President Dingwall will explore details about the Centre for Discovery and Innovation and the ways in which residents and the business community can help to create a prosperous future for Cape Breton Island.

“This is not just a building,” says Dingwall. “This is an anchor to assist the community in reaching its goal of growing the population of Cape Breton Island.”

The Centre for Discovery and Innovation is a shovel ready infrastructure project that will have the power to ensure CBU’s sustainability and impact into the future. The Centre will be a modern research and instructional facility featuring cutting-edge design and clean technology, enabling CBU to attract the brightest minds from Cape Breton Island and around the world. The Centre will be home to state-of-the-art research and training and will facilitate industry partnerships that create local solutions for global problems. For more information on the Centre for Discovery and Innovation, visit

Our Island. Our Future: A Lunch with President Dingwall will take place at 12 noon on Thursdsay, November 12, 2020, at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney. This will be a ticketed event. To register for the luncheon, please visit or phone the Chamber at 902-564-6453. Ticket sales will close on Tuesday, November 10.

As per Province of Nova Scotia public health restrictions, COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed. All attendees will be required to wear a mask unless they are seated at their table and social distancing will be built into the seating arrangements.


Media Contacts:
Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership

Kathleen Yurchesyn
Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce

About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit

About the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce:
The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private-sector led, not-for-profit, non-partisan membership organization. The Chamber works as a catalyst for business growth by listening to and advocating for their members’ needs, and creating a strong business community through collaboration, networking, advocacy, education and celebration. For more information, visit