Cape Breton University Welcomes the World

Cape Breton University welcomes the world May 19 -20, 2016, for a collaborative conference focused on creating and nurturing collaboration amongst post secondary institutions. The conference is designed to enhance partners’ understanding of CBU’s programs and facilities while fostering relationships for mutual benefit. The event will begin Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Vice President, Academic & Provost Dale Keefe says that events like this one are key to cultivating partnerships. “CBU is proud to spotlight some of our excellent articulation partners and to host them on our campus,” notes Keefe. “Face to face meetings and information sharing often takes a back seat in this digital age, so taking the opportunity to sit down and learn from one another is an important step in building and maintaining partner relationships.”

This year, the theme of the event will be enhancing student mobility and strategic pathways, with discussion to be focused on Student Exchange and Articulation Agreements. Keynote speaker, Dr. Clayton Smith will kick-start the event as he delivers an address entitled, “Student Mobility and Success: Transfer students: Integration, Engagement and Retention”. CBU’s four schools (the School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Professional Studies and the School of Science and Technology), will also participate, providing information on opportunities unique to their disciplines.

Following the event, guests are invited to attend two mini workshops focused on enhancing the understanding of student mobility and sharing the current pathway model. A panel discussion will also be held, featuring three of CBU’s outgoing exchange students, all recent CBU alumni. These students will share their personal study-abroad experiences and discuss the impact these experiences have had on their career choices and development.

For more information, please contact Isabella Yuan.