Office of the President

Just as Cape Breton Island has always welcomed those from around the world, CBU also embraces all students, staff and faculty, from anywhere, with open arms. It is our firm belief that coming together as various cultures, with different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences enriches not only the educational journey, but the personal journey as well. And these journeys combined shape who we are.

CBU’s focus on student success is unparalleled. Preparing you, our students, to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators is key in also preparing you to take on the challenges of our time and any future challenges that arise.

It is important to me that our students grow and flourish here. For that reason CBU puts strong importance on ensuring that student experiences are rich and diverse. With once in a lifetime opportunities for research with internationally-accomplished faculty to enriching co-operative education placements that build portfolios and networks, CBU has the programs and supports in place to guarantee your success.

To better ensure success we also participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which collects information from first-year and senior students. NSSE results are used in institutional planning and reviews to allow the identification of strengths and opportunities. NSSE data has been used to assess such things as supports to students, campus life, quality of relationships, and quality of the learning experience. We will continue to use this annual data to identify opportunities for further strengthening the supports made available to you.

Cape Breton University’s ambition and drive to excel and grow throughout our more than 40 year history is fueled and inspired by you, the proud members of our community. I am honoured to be a part of this vibrant and dynamic community and excited at the possibilities and opportunities as we continue to strengthen relationships and thrive in Cape Breton and internationally.

Dr. Dale Keefe

President and Vice-Chancellor (Interim)

Cape Breton University