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Les Belles-Soeurs opens at Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre

Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Boardmore Theatre starts off the New Year with a Canadian classic. Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-soeurs will be staged from January 24 to 29. Les Belles- soeurs stars 15 talented female cast members. “Working with a mature all-female cast who bring with them life experience has been a pleasure,” says Carolyn Dunn, More »

CBU adjusting dates for best interest of students

Cape Breton University has adjusted course drop dates and payment deadlines in light of an announcement by the Cape Breton University Faculty Association that they may choose to interrupt the student educational experience. That announcement came late last night on the eve of what otherwise would have been the due date (January 13, 2017) for More »

Stephen Augustine To Speak at 12th Annual Joseph Howe Symposium

Stephen Augustine, Dean of the Unama’ki College and Aboriginal Learning at CBU, will be speaking at the 12th annual Joseph Howe symposium on Saturday, January 14, in Halifax. The symposium will engage with the crucial question of reconciliation with Indigenous people of Canada. Dean Augustine will discuss the importance of language and culture in Indigenous More »

CBU – CBUFA talks break off

Cape Breton University (CBU) and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association (CBUFA) met yesterday, January 5, to continue discussions around next steps for a Collective Agreement, having also met on two occasions in late December. Though the teams met with the assistance of a Provincial Conciliator, regretfully the parties were unable to conclude a tentative More »

Top 16 of 2016

As 2016 comes to an end and we get ready to welcome the New Year, we want to take a moment to reminisce on some of the year’s top celebrations. Below you’ll find (in no particular order) the “Top 16 in 2016,” of which we are very #CBUProud! 16. Viola Desmond Viola Desmond was a More »

CBU Holiday Wishes [Video]

To our CBU Community: We wish you the happiest of holidays. May you be surrounded by love, warmth and family, this season and next! We’d like to thank all of those who participated in the #CBUHolidayWishes campaign. With your help, we spread our holiday wishes throughout the CBRM, and donated $500 to our local food More »

A Note to Nova Scotia Grade 12 Students

Hey high school students! We know this is a stressful time for you, but here at CBU we want to ensure you that the current Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) work-to-rule situation won’t have an effect on your early university experience. Rest assured! Undergraduate programs at CBU do not require reference letters, and also important More »

Statement from Chair of CBU Board of Governors

Cape Breton Board of Governors agree to terms releasing Dr. Wheeler as CBU President Today, the Cape Breton University Board of Governors voted to accept negotiated terms that release Dr. David Wheeler as President of the University, effective immediately. In a November 1, 2016 communication to the Board Chair, Dr. Wheeler requested an independent legal More »

Viola Desmond named first Canadian female to appear on Canadian bank note

After 9 months of public nominations and an Advisory Council shortlist, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced that Viola Desmond has been chosen as the face of Canada’s newest issue of bank notes. On March 8, 2016 (International Women’s day), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced that the image More »

CBU Expands Kuwati Partnership

On Tuesday, November 22, delegation from Kuwait visited Cape Breton University to discuss the expansion of a pre-existing partnership between CBU and the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK). CBU and ACK originally entered into partnership in 2009, based on CBU’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) degree. When the partnership was first founded, CBU acted as More »