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CBU Art Gallery Seeks Expertise from Artists and Members of the Mining Community for Collaborative Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Cape Breton University (CBU) Art Gallery has partnered with the Glace Bay Miners’ Museum to present a collaborative workshop featuring artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward of Minden, ON. Blundell and Ward are interested in the enormous economic, environmental and social impacts that coal has on communities.

Ward and Blundell will be in the region in order to develop a new body of work based on mining in Cape Breton and are looking to work with other artists and collaborate with community members who can share their knowledge and experience with the subject. 

CBU and Gavin Uhma Recruiting Students for New Technology Entrepreneurship Program

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business, Volta Labs, and GoInstant’s Gavin Uhma are looking for 10 aspiring tech entrepreneurs.

Together Uhma, Volta Labs, and the Shannon School of Business are launching UIT, a pilot program that is a first in the world of technology and business education. UIT teaches students the methods behind the world’s most successful startups. The open source curriculum is designed by proven entrepreneurs and technology professionals from around the globe. Through the 11-month program, students will learn technology and business skills leading up to the launch of their own product.

CBU Hosts Advance Screening of Code Kids Documentary

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cape Breton University will host an invite-only advance screening of the CBC documentary Code Kids on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. in the Verschuren Centre Theatre. Code Kids explores a future in which Atlantic Canadian schools teach computer programming as part of their curriculum.

CBU to Host Gala Dinner during Assembly of First Nations Conference

Friday, July 11, 2014

Aboriginal leaders Chief Terry Paul of Membertou, and Associate Vice President of Indigenous Relations at the University of Winnipeg Wab Kinew will join Dr. Keith G. Brown, Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies and Vice President of International and Aboriginal Affairs at Cape Breton University (CBU) to host an opening gala dinner at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Conference to be held in Halifax from July 14-16, 2014

#StartupCapeBreton Unites Business, Technology and Education Leaders

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cape Breton University is booting up to host #StartupCapeBreton, an event for innovative individuals with an interest in technology, business and education. It will take place Monday, July 14, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at CBU’s Verschuren Centre.

Former CBU Professor Appointed to Order of Canada

Friday, July 4, 2014

Joseph B. Marshall, former associate professor of Mi’kmaq studies and political science at Cape Breton University has been appointed to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada appointed Marshall for his “contributions to the preservation and promotion of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq language and culture.”

Cape Breton University Bookstore is having an Inventory Clearance Sale!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Save up to 40 per cent off of most regular priced merchandise!

Starting Wednesday, July 2 through July 23 the CBU Bookstore will be offering savings of up to 40 per cent off regular pricing on most merchandise and supplies in the store.   Take advantage of this great opportunity to purchase a wide variety of CBU crested clothing and giftware, and to stock up on departmental supplies for the coming year. 

CBU Graduates Recognized at International Education Conference

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Recent Cape Breton University Bachelor of Education graduates Anju Virick and Megan MacLeod were recognized with the “Best Poster Presentation” award at the 2014 Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE). The annual conference was held at CBU from June 16-19, 2014. Anju and Megan worked on their presentation under the supervision of Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel and Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Maureen Finlayson.

Voices For Change: A Theatrical Call to Action to End Violence Against Women in Cape Breton

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Voices for Change, a theatrical call to action to end violence against women in Cape Breton, will take the stage from June 26-28, 2014 at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation. Voices for Change is described as a powerful piece of theatre that tackles a difficult topic with truth, beauty and heart. Shows start at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a community discussion.

Breton Education Centre Student Wins Inaugural CBC Cape Breton Leadership Award

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sally Getto, a Grade 12 student at Breton Education Centre in New Waterford, is the winner of the inaugural CBC Cape Breton Leadership Award.

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