International Happiness Day - March 20, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Day of Happiness campaign is a global celebration to mark the UN International Day of Happiness.

Cape Breton University to Highlight World-Class Research with Weeklong Event

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cape Breton University will celebrate the world-class research it conducts during the 3rd annual Research Week being held from Monday, March 17 to Saturday, March 22, 2014. This weeklong event showcases the high quality research happening at CBU and includes presentations, speaking engagements and other forums as a way of making research accessible to all members of the University, as well as the broader community.

Alison Keough Claims Kathy Shields Award

Friday, March 14, 2014

A two-sport athlete at Riverview High School, Keough quickly made an immediate impact in the lineup after joining her hometown Capers this past fall.

CBU Students Take Top Prize in Business Competition

Friday, March 14, 2014

Saint Mary's University, Halifax, recently hosted their 7th annual Business Case Competition on March 7 and 8, 2014, where a team of Cape Breton University students took top prize.  All Bachelor of Business Administration students, Nicholas MacNeil, Matt Oliver, Justin Cashin and Patricia McCann came out on top.

CBU Press book shortlisted for Book of the Year

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Canadian Library Association has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Book of the Year for Children Award. Among the top ten is Nova Scotia writer Philip Roy’s Me & Mr. Bell, published by Cape Breton University Press. 

Annual One-Act Festival to Grace the Boardmore Stage

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse is currently preparing to raise the curtain for the 2014 edition of the Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival. The stage is set for opening night on Thursday March 20 and will run until Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Cape Breton University Appoints Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila as next Dean of the School of Arts and Social Science

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila joins CBU from Huron University College, London, Ontario where she currently holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Global Development Studies and a Docent of Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her academic interests focus on connections between higher education and community development.

Cape Breton University Art Gallery Strikes Gold

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cape Breton University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure.  The exhibition tells the little known 150 year old story of Nova Scotia and its relationship with gold.  

“This exhibition is a great opportunity for audiences to learn about a really special piece of the social, environmental and material culture in this province” says Laura Schneider, Director/Curator of the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. 

Viola Desmond’s Legacy Lives On

Friday, February 21, 2014

When Viola Desmond refused to give up her seat in a racially segregated theatre in 1946, she likely had no idea the legacy she would leave. Now Dr. Graham Reynolds, the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice at Cape Breton University (CBU), and Viola’s youngest sister, Wanda Robson will host a special assembly addressing racial prejudice and the historical segregation in Canada on February 26, 2014.

New Adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac Premieres on Boardmore Stage

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse will set the stage to tell the story of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Translated from the French text by Stephanie Pettigrew and adapted into English verse for the modern stage by Todd H. Pettigrew, the show will present the heroic comedy set in the 1600’s.

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