The Cape Breton University Seniors College has released its course offerings for 2013 spring session, with topics ranging from a history of Cape Breton industry to an introduction to social media. Most classes start the week of May 6 and last five weeks.
“When we first announced the Seniors College program eight years ago, almost 150 seniors attended an open house event to find out more about the program,” says Leanne Simmons, the program co-ordinator. “Since then the response has been great, with 50 to 70 seniors enrolled each session. We are really proud of the program we’ve established at CBU and the learning opportunities we are providing to seniors.”
The Seniors College at CBU started in 2005 in response to the growing need for continued learning programs in the area. Courses are open to those ages 50 or older and are offered in the fall, winter and spring. Being a community-minded university, the Seniors College is one way in which CBU engages in the local community. Since inception, the Seniors College has experienced continued success, proving that the university is meeting the needs of all age groups.
Joseph Matheson has taken many courses through the Seniors College and is looking forward to the upcoming spring session. “The classes are very interesting and well presented. The quality of the course material and the dedication of the instructors are fantastic,” says Matheson. “When I first started classes several years ago, I discovered the campus gym facilities. I still use the gym often and the instructor, Yann Artur, is very helpful.”
Students can register by calling 902-563-1304 until the first day of the class.
For more information about the Seniors College and the spring course offerings, please visit: http://www.cbu.ca/community/seniors-college or contact Leanne Simmons at 902-563-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.