February 2017

Digital Interns on the Move at CBU

Funding for a pilot program from the Provincial Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage has allowed Dr. Marcia Ostashewski of CBU’s Centre for Sound Communities to recently hire ten Digital Interns, including two Coordinators, through the recently launched Nova Scotia Digital Youth Internship Program. The program supports youth in gaining a wide range of digital More »

CBS to Share the Story of Viola Desmond

While Nova Scotians have known the story of Viola Desmond and her brave stand for social justice for some time now, the story recently gained national attention when it was announced that the African Nova Scotian woman will be the first woman, besides the Queen, to appear on a Canadian banknote. Now, the story gains More »

Nichelle Googoo: Making a Smooth Transition

When it came time to choose a university, Nichelle Googoo knew exactly where she wanted to be: surrounded by friends and family. Residing in Eskasoni, Nichelle felt that Cape Breton University was the best place to begin her post secondary journey. “I chose CBU because it was close to home, and I knew I would More »

Kyle MacDonald – A Craving for Knowledge

Not every student starts at Cape Breton University, but that doesn’t mean their educational journey won’t take them here. After completing the Industrial Instrumentation Diploma at NSCC Marconi, Kyle MacDonald decided to come to CBU because of the articulation agreement between the two institutions. Kyle, from Glace Bay, transferred to CBU because of the easy More »

Shania Boucher – Unlocking Opportunities at CBU

For Shania Boucher, Cape Breton University was always a strong contender when it came time to choose a path after high school. Being from River Bourgeois, studying close to home was appealing to Shania, but a campus tour is what ultimately secured her decision to study in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at CBU. More »

Keigan Kolanko- Aspiring Mental Health Nurse

Keigan Kolanko always saw himself as a selfless, caring and motivated person, with a passion for helping others. Growing up in Sydney, he decided Nursing at CBU would give him the opportunity to not only chase his passion, but to do so locally. Now in his third year of the Nursing program, Keigan remains happy More »

Successful start to Open Online Learning Courses

In December 2016, Cape Breton University first announced the launch of three new Open Online Learning courses: The Meaning of Life; Food and Culture; and Positive Psychology, each beginning in January 2017. The goal of making these courses open to the public is to create widely accessible learning opportunities and connect communities through education. “It More »

CBU CBUFA Ratify Collective Agreement

The CBU Board of Governors and CBU Faculty Association (CBUFA) have ratified the tentative agreement reached earlier this month. During a special meeting of the Board held Monday, February 13, the Board voted unanimously to accept the most recent proposal. The CBUFA held a membership vote over February 16 and 17, with 103 members voting More »

Canada Foundation for Innovation celebrates 20 years

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation CFI will celebrate 20 years on February 18, 2017. From research labs, to state of the art equipment CFI has played a major role in funding Cape Breton University’s faculty research over the past two decades. With CFI’s help CBU researchers, and researchers across Canada, are able to contribute to More »

Oliver! opens at the Boardmore Theatre

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre continues its 46 Season of Plays with the staging of Oliver!, the musical from February 21 – 25 at 7:00 p.m. and February 26 at 2:00 p.m. Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver More »