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Cape Breton University Hosts Incoming Scholarship Recipients

Friday, May 1, 2015

On Saturday, April 25 Cape Breton University played host to incoming students from across Atlantic Canada who had received scholarship offers at the fifth annual Scholastic Excellence Reception.

iEngage Conference Invites Participants of All Ages

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

iCreate Cape Breton Pilot, a newly formed and funded collaborative, community research and public outreach project is holding its iEngage Conference on May 1-3 at Cape Breton University in the Verschuren Centre. iCreate Cape Breton received $62,270 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connections Program, as well as a grant from Fulbright Canada, and support from other funders and partners. The iEngage Conference will begin with an art opening in the Verschuren Centre on Friday, May 1 from 6-8 PM, showcasing Jill Woelfer’s exhibit, Music is My Life: An Art Exhibit by Homeless Young People. The event will continue with presentations and workshops on May 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 PM.

Make Opportunities Happen with a BSc Degree

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, over 300 grade 11 students from within the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board will visit CBU to learn what doors a Bachelor of Science degree can open. More specifically, they’ll be introduced to some non-traditional routes that perhaps, they’ve never thought of before.

Heritage Fair Comes to CBU

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Great Hall at CBU is soon to be filled with hundreds of little voices, excitedly providing cultural explanations of their own distinct heritage. Nova Scotia Heritage Fairs is a program designed for students in grades 4-9, which allows them an opportunity to explore their Canadian history and heritage.  This week, the Regional fair will be held at CBU, with winners moving on to the Provincial Fair.

Tuma Young Elected to Nova Scotia Barristers Society

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cape Breton University would like to congratulate Tuma Young, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, on his recent election to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. 

CBU and CBRL to Host Acclaimed Author Emma Donoghue

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

At the end of April, the Cape Breton Regional Library (CBRL) and Cape Breton University (CBU) will jointly host Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller, Room, which will be released on film later this year. 

Family Series on Stage at Boardmore Theatre

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Boardmore Theatre stage will be cast with family friendly plays starting Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. with Bluenose. Directed by Scott Sharplin and also showing on May 3 at 2 p.m., this musical is fun for all ages. As another family option, on May 15 starting at 7 p.m., The Tortoise and the Hare comes to life through the popular WierdBeard Troupe. This production also shows on May 17 at 2 p.m. Lots of family fun happening at the Boardmore Playhouse this May.

Message about Tuition Policy From CBU President

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cape Breton University Board of Governors approves tuition policy.

CBU Board of Governors Approves 2015-16 Budget

Friday, April 24, 2015

Today, the Cape Breton University Board of Governors approved a $48.9 million operating budget for the 2015-16 year.

“Under the sound leadership of Vice-President, Gordon MacInnis, a number of tough decisions were made taking full account of the financial realities of the higher education sector in Nova Scotia. CBU is committed to program quality, accessibility, affordability and diversity, and the modernization and physical safety of its facilities - all the while keeping the best interests of our students in mind,” says President David Wheeler. “The result is a multi-year plan that focuses on growth and sustainability while being fiscally responsible.”

Celebrating Earth Day 2015 with Student Researcher Katharine Woodford

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University envisions a world where clean technologies, low carbon energy and sustainable food production support resilient economies and communities and where poverty and environmental degradation are eliminated. The Centre believes in partnerships – we are inclusive and entrepreneurial.  Part of  its mission is to contribute to the industrial, social and economic renaissance of Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia.

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