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Latest CBU Stories

Inaugural Lecture Marks 50 Years of Academic Excellence

February 26, 2024

Cape Breton University’s 50th Anniversary is officially underway! From humble beginnings as the College of Cape Breton (CCB), including Xavier…

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Diversifying Your Skill Set with CBU, Meet Sourabh Dahiya

February 23, 2024

Despite an already well-established and robust background in engineering, Sourabh Dahiya decided to venture off to a new corner of…

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Meet CBU’s Sexual Violence Prevention Response Advocate, Sonya Spencer

February 23, 2024

After graduating from Holland College’s Atlantic Police Academy and serving 13 years as a police officer, Sonya Spencer was drawn…

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From Positive Experiences to New Opportunities – Meet Kayla Day

January 22, 2024

Positive word-of-mouth can go a long way. For CBU student Kayla Day, hearing positive things about CBU from trusted friends…

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A Fresh Start for Everyone – Meet Tal Parsons

January 22, 2024

Not all struggles are easily identifiable from the outside looking in. This was the case for CBU student, Natalia Parsons,…

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Patience in Finding What’s Right for You: Meet Gurmit Kaur

January 18, 2024

Despite more than a decade of experience in the business industry and a second career in psychological counseling, Gurmit Kaur…

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School of Nursing Hosts Research and Scholarship Day

January 18, 2024

Cape Breton University’s School of Nursing (SON) hosted its inaugural Research and Scholarship Day during the fall semester, with a…

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Echoes of Evolution of 50 Years: Meet Bernie MacLennan

January 17, 2024

In 2024, Cape Breton University proudly celebrates its 50th anniversary as an independent post-secondary institution. We are proud that students…

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Eliminating the Stigma Around Mental Health: Meet Angelina Tortola

January 16, 2024

As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. This sentiment rings true for CBU student, Angelina Tortola. Angelina…

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Experience “Murder in the Cathedral” at Boardmore Playhouse

February 16, 2024

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse proudly presents T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral directed by Russell Colman. The production will…

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CBU Names Bianchini in Advisory Role as Industry Expert – Tourism

January 31, 2024

Cape Breton University has named Michele Bianchini as Industry Expert – Tourism. This advisory role will provide strategic advice directly…

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Cape Breton University Awarded Funding to Support Healthy Aging Research

January 31, 2024

Cape Breton University is working with communities across Cape Breton to offer programs for people at risk or living with…

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN SCIENCE LABS IN CBU’S CENTRE FOR DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION

January 26, 2024

The next generation of innovators will be critical to finding forward-thinking, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of a swiftly…

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CBU Announces Meagan Musseau as 2024 Artist in Residence

January 18, 2024

Cape Breton University Announces Meagan Musseau as 2024 Artist in Residence Cape Breton University is pleased to announce Meagan Musseau…

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Boardmore Theatre Presents “Yellowface” – A Thought-Provoking Exploration of Race and Identity

January 9, 2024

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse proudly presents Yellowface, January 16-21, 2024. A compelling play written by David Henry Hwang and…

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Cape Breton University Implements New Code of Conduct for Agents

December 18, 2023

Cape Breton University has implemented a new Code of Conduct for international agents working on behalf of the University. After…

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CBU Names Denise Allen as Incoming Board Chair

December 14, 2023

Cape Breton University (CBU) has announced that Denise Allen will serve as the next Chair of the CBU Board of…

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Province of Nova Scotia Announces New Programs to Educate More Teachers at Cape Breton University

November 30, 2023

Two new accelerated bachelor of education (B.Ed.) programs at Cape Breton University will help get more teachers into Nova Scotia’s…

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Leap Day

Feb 29, 2024 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Play It Forward: A Fundraising Concert for Indigenous Youth

Feb 29, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Centre for Sound Communities – Film Showcase and Music Workshop

Feb 29, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Bachelor of Social Work Virtual Information Session

Feb 29, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Les Étoiles de l’Acadie – Film Showcase and Music Workshop

Mar 1, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Philosophy Cafe – What is a University for?

Mar 1, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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29

Winter 2024 Exam Schedule Available

March
01

Final Date to Apply For CBU Entrance Scholarships For Fall 2024

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04

Spring/Summer Registration Opens

March
15

Final Date to Withdraw From a Winter Term 3 Credit Course Without Academic Penalty (financial penalty applies)

March
29

Good Friday (CBU Closed)

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