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Beaton Institute celebrates World Day for Audio-visual Heritage

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From October 27 – 30, Cape Breton University’s Beaton Institute will be celebrating UNESCO World Day for Audio-visual Heritage 2014. The Beaton will be showcasing several rare recordings and videos from the Institute’s Audio-visual Collection through social media. Highlights include a 1929 newsreel of the first landing of a transcontinental flight in Cape Breton, a tribute to Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald, and the 1986 DEVCO tourism short film, Discover Your Own Special Place.

16th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture Focuses on a More Just Globalization

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Terry Gibbs, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University, will explore the human rights and environmental consequences of Canadian mining operations in Latin America during the 16th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture. The lecture will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 12 – 1 p.m., in the Sydney Credit Union Boardroom (CE-265) in the Student, Culture and Heritage Centre. Cape Breton University campus.

Hallowe'en Hours

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This Friday, for Hallowe'en, we will be closing early, at 4:30 p.m. Happy trick or treating!

Universities Must Drive Greater Social and Economic Impacts through Innovation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In recent months CBU has advanced a case for Nova Scotia Universities that is deeply connected to community, industry and the economic and social ambitions of our province.  Opinion pieces in the Chronicle Herald: Universities as engines of progress and Education hive would keep economy buzzing have been reinforced by the publication of our Accountability Report which has received positive reviews.

Sweet 16 for Karolyne Blain

Monday, October 27, 2014

CBU sniper sets AUS scoring record

Fourth-year striker Karolyne Blain of the Cape Breton University Capers women's soccer team etched her name into the AUS record books Sunday.

CBU Celebrates the Success of Graduates with Fall Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 230 graduates at its Fall Convocation ceremony.

The Harsh Realities of the Business World

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
As you may know, an Aboriginal Business gaming simulation is being developed and will be unveiled to coincide with the launch of the In.Business program (Eastern Region). The Purdy Crawford Chair team got together yesterday for some beta testing of the game in an effort work out the remaining “bugs” prior to it being coded for Android and iPhone. I was quickly reminded of the harsh realities of the business world. We played for about an hour, and due to my lack of discipline with financing, I was bankrupt before the hour was out. The game, “Music Mogul,” will see players manage operations of various Aboriginal bands in a simulated format. Players will be responsible for managing financing, advertising, merchandising, event planning, etc. for bands such as “A Tribe Called Red.” 
 

CBU Press books adopted for Ontario reading program

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sydney, NS, October 15, 2014 – Two CBU Press books have been nominated for Canada’s largest recreational reading program, the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading awards.

The October 15 announcement of nominees for the Silver Birch Award for fiction, revealed that the novel Me and Mr. Bell, by Philip Roy was among ten shortlisted books. In the Non-fiction category, The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan, by Anne Renaud, is on the list. Both books were published by CBU Press in 2013.

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16th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture Focuses on a More Just Globalization
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Terry Gibbs, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University, will explore the human rights and environmental consequences of Canadian mining operations in Latin America during the 16th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture. The lecture will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 12 – 1 p.m., in the Sydney Credit Union Boardroom (CE-265) in the Student, Culture and Heritage Centre. Cape Breton University campus.

Beaton Institute celebrates World Day for Audio-visual Heritage
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From October 27 – 30, Cape Breton University’s Beaton Institute will be celebrating UNESCO World Day for Audio-visual Heritage 2014. The Beaton will be showcasing several rare recordings and videos from the Institute’s Audio-visual Collection through social media. Highlights include a 1929 newsreel of the first landing of a transcontinental flight in Cape Breton, a tribute to Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald, and the 1986 DEVCO tourism short film, Discover Your Own Special Place.

Sweet 16 for Karolyne Blain
Monday, October 27, 2014

CBU sniper sets AUS scoring record

Fourth-year striker Karolyne Blain of the Cape Breton University Capers women's soccer team etched her name into the AUS record books Sunday.

CBU Celebrates the Success of Graduates with Fall Convocation Ceremony
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 230 graduates at its Fall Convocation ceremony.

CBU Press books adopted for Ontario reading program
Monday, October 20, 2014

Sydney, NS, October 15, 2014 – Two CBU Press books have been nominated for Canada’s largest recreational reading program, the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading awards.

The October 15 announcement of nominees for the Silver Birch Award for fiction, revealed that the novel Me and Mr. Bell, by Philip Roy was among ten shortlisted books. In the Non-fiction category, The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan, by Anne Renaud, is on the list. Both books were published by CBU Press in 2013.

CBU and NSCC Strengthen Relationship with Articulation Agreements
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Representatives from Cape Breton University (CBU) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will gather on Thursday, October 16, 2014, to sign two articulation agreements that will make it easier for college graduates to become university graduates.

CBU Alumnus to become CFO of Bell Canada
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Glen LeBlanc, currently Chief Financial Officer of BCE affiliate Bell Aliant, will become Chief Financial Officer of BCE and Bell Canada when Siim Vanaselja retires in the second quarter of 2015.

CBU Brings the World to Sydney with Multiversity Cultural Festival
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cape Breton University will host its first outdoor multicultural festival, Multiversity, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The afternoon event will be held at the Sydney Marine Terminal Grounds and will showcase a variety of global cultures that are represented at CBU, as well as local cultures including Celtic, First Nations and others.

Listen to the CBC Information Morning interview here.

"This is the first event of its kind for CBU,” says Shawn Bethke, Dean of the Library and Multicultural Learning. “The Multiversity Cultural festival is a kick-off event that will help us to continue building the momentum needed to be the most culturally diverse and inclusive campus in Canada."

Boardmore Theatre to Open Season with Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse will officially open the 44 Season of Plays with Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine by the Yara Arts Group of New York. Created and Performed by Bob Holman, Susan Hwang and Julian Kytasty, the one-time showing will take place at the Boardmore Theatre on October 11, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Conceived and directed by VirlanaTkacz, this epic journey is a comedy/musical/historical experience that tells the story of a time shortly before Capt. John Smith first sailed for Virginia, when he was an adventurer in the Mediterranean where he fought the Ottoman Turks and was captured and sold as a slave.

Boardmore Theatre and Zuppa Theatre Team up for The Restless Actor Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre will team up with Zuppa Theatre Co. to host an intensive two-day training workshop for actors of all experience levels. The workshop will run October 4-5, 2014 at the Boardmore Playhouse.

Zuppa Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors Alex McLean and Ben Stone will lead participants in an electrifying workshop that combines training in le jeu and physical theatre to reveal new ways for actors to light up the stage.

Cape Breton University to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Purdy Crawford
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mr. Joe Shannon, Chair, along with members of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board and friends of CBU will gather together for a Cape Breton Island Golf Experience, as they remember their friend and former board member Mr. Purdy Crawford, C.C., (1931-2014) at one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses in the World, Cabot Links.

A Cape Breton Island Golf Experience will bring together top business professionals to raise money for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. The Chair was created in 2010 to promote interest among Canada’s Aboriginal people in the study of business at the post-secondary level, while undertaking pure and applied research specific to Aboriginal communities.

CBU Professor Named Member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Royal Society of Canada has named Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at Cape Breton University, among the 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College have been nominated by 51 Canadian universities and the National Research Council, and they represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

“Having the opportunity to join this exciting group of academics, scientists, and artists from across Canada is both a privilege and an honour, and I am extremely humbled to have been chosen as part of the inaugural cohort,” says Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox. “I am particularly looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from College members across Canada to support the emergence of new ideas and approaches to tackle issues of...

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