Upcoming Events

Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. The goal of the month is to help Nova Scotians build awareness of Mi’kmaq history and heritage, and to increase understanding of the province’s rich Mi’kmaq culture. Treaty Day, (October 1st) marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia, and is followed by a number More »

Shaping the Shore, From Here and Away

Shaping the Shore, From Here and Away is an exhibition that commemorates 2016 as the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Canada. Featuring artwork by over 15 women artists from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery’s collection and three new works by contemporary Canadian artists, Kinuk comprised of Ursula Johnson and Angella Parsons (Dartmouth, NS), Diane Borsato More »

Bras d’Or Lakes and its Watershed: How Should it be Developed?

Please join us for a Mi’kmaq History Month presentation as we welcome guest speaker, Dan Christmas, of Membertou as he talks about the Bras d’Or Lakes watershed. Feel free to bring your lunch.  Coffee, tea, and cookies will be provided. Date:  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  John W. Chisholm Boardroom (Shannon School More »

One Book Nova Scotia – Book Club Discussion

Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton Regional Library invite you to a book club discussion facilitated by Professor Dana Mount. The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey is the featured book; copies available in both libraries. Join us on Date of October 26 2016, from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the James McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth More »


Cape Breton emerging filmmaker, Ashley McKenzie creates quietly compelling fictional films that examine the social complexities in everyday life. Often featuring disenfranchised or vulnerable protagonists – homeless youth, drug addicts, children and seniors – her films are stories and nuanced portrayals of love, friendship, tenderness and endurance. Join us at the gallery for a free More »

Art Festival Proposal Writing Workshop

Location: Cape Breton University Art Gallery, 1250 Grand Lake Road, CE266 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 1 Instructor: Sara Roth Registration Fee: $40 (VANS members)/ $55 (for non-members) Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) will be holding an Art Festival Proposal workshop at CBU Art Gallery. This workshop caters to artists who are interested in submitting an More »