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As a student today, you’re living a vibrant, dynamic and exciting life, and at Cape Breton University (CBU) that’s exactly what we want for you. Here, you will be inspired, encouraged and supported, allowing you to excel in both your academic and personal journeys alongside our community of more than 5,000 hardworking students.

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Cape Breton University to Close Artist in Residence Series with Indigenous Focused Event

April 15, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Cape Breton University will host the final event in the 2021 Artist in Residence Series…

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Cape Breton University to Confer Six Honorary Degrees on Outstanding Individuals during Spring 2021 Convocation

April 9, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, during the virtual spring convocation celebration, Cape Breton University will confer honorary doctorates on six…

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Applying Life Lessons: Meet Amber McLaine

March 30, 2021

Amber McLaine’s higher education journey began after high school, when she enrolled in a two-year program at NSCC. She transferred…

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CBU to Extend Nursing Deadline for Indigenous and African Nova Scotian Students

March 23, 2021

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce an application extension for Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) and African Nova Scotian students entering the…

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Examinations end   


Final grades due by 4:00 p.m. in the Registrar’s Office


Final grades accessible


Spring graduation list is posted at 1:30 p.m.


Classes begin – Spring session

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