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CBU and NSCC Strengthen Relationship with Articulation Agreements

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Representatives from Cape Breton University (CBU) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will gather on Thursday, October 16, 2014, to sign two articulation agreements that will make it easier for college graduates to become university graduates.

CBU Alumnus to become CFO of Bell Canada

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Glen LeBlanc, currently Chief Financial Officer of BCE affiliate Bell Aliant, will become Chief Financial Officer of BCE and Bell Canada when Siim Vanaselja retires in the second quarter of 2015.

CBU Brings the World to Sydney with Multiversity Cultural Festival

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cape Breton University will host its first outdoor multicultural festival, Multiversity, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The afternoon event will be held at the Sydney Marine Terminal Grounds and will showcase a variety of global cultures that are represented at CBU, as well as local cultures including Celtic, First Nations and others.

Listen to the CBC Information Morning interview here.

"This is the first event of its kind for CBU,” says Shawn Bethke, Dean of the Library and Multicultural Learning. “The Multiversity Cultural festival is a kick-off event that will help us to continue building the momentum needed to be the most culturally diverse and inclusive campus in Canada."

Boardmore Theatre to Open Season with Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse will officially open the 44 Season of Plays with Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine by the Yara Arts Group of New York. Created and Performed by Bob Holman, Susan Hwang and Julian Kytasty, the one-time showing will take place at the Boardmore Theatre on October 11, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Conceived and directed by VirlanaTkacz, this epic journey is a comedy/musical/historical experience that tells the story of a time shortly before Capt. John Smith first sailed for Virginia, when he was an adventurer in the Mediterranean where he fought the Ottoman Turks and was captured and sold as a slave.

Boardmore Theatre and Zuppa Theatre Team up for The Restless Actor Workshop

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre will team up with Zuppa Theatre Co. to host an intensive two-day training workshop for actors of all experience levels. The workshop will run October 4-5, 2014 at the Boardmore Playhouse.

Zuppa Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors Alex McLean and Ben Stone will lead participants in an electrifying workshop that combines training in le jeu and physical theatre to reveal new ways for actors to light up the stage.

Cape Breton University to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Purdy Crawford

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mr. Joe Shannon, Chair, along with members of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board and friends of CBU will gather together for a Cape Breton Island Golf Experience, as they remember their friend and former board member Mr. Purdy Crawford, C.C., (1931-2014) at one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses in the World, Cabot Links.

A Cape Breton Island Golf Experience will bring together top business professionals to raise money for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. The Chair was created in 2010 to promote interest among Canada’s Aboriginal people in the study of business at the post-secondary level, while undertaking pure and applied research specific to Aboriginal communities.

CBU Professor Named Member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Royal Society of Canada has named Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at Cape Breton University, among the 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College have been nominated by 51 Canadian universities and the National Research Council, and they represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

“Having the opportunity to join this exciting group of academics, scientists, and artists from across Canada is both a privilege and an honour, and I am extremely humbled to have been chosen as part of the inaugural cohort,” says Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox. “I am particularly looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from College members across Canada to support the emergence of new ideas and approaches to tackle issues of great importance to Canadians to find ways forward in thinking, action, and collaborations.”

Join Us: People's Climate Forum - Cape Breton

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014
New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation
12:00 - 4:00pm

On Sunday, September 21st New Dawn’s Films for Change and Dr. AshleeCunsolo Willox, Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor in Community Health, Cape Breton University, will host the Island’s first People’s Climate Forum at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation.

Parks Canada and Cape Breton University to Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Monday, September 15, 2014

Today, Parks Canada and Cape Breton University gathered at Cape Breton University to sign a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively on projects related to cultural and environmental protection and sustainable management of lands and waters through research and monitoring initiatives at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. 

Cape Breton Highlands National Park creates a vast natural and cultural resource for education, monitoring, research and active management purposes for students and faculty by integrating into the academic programming and research. Within the last year, Cape Breton University students and faculty monitored moose and salmon in their natural habitats in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Future opportunities for collaboration include studying recovery conservation of species at risk and hyper-abundant species, field station venues for courses in ecological field techniques and opportunities for the development of diversified sustainable tourism.

CBU Launches BEd in Indian Brook First Nation

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cape Breton University officially launched the Bachelor of Education degree program in Indian Brook First Nation on Friday, September 5, 2014. The initiative is a collaborative effort through Unama’ki College and the Department of Education.

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