For the past few years, we've been encouraging profs in the SSOB to include Aboriginal content in their business courses. A case study here, a guest speaker there — something that would diversify the business examples presented to students. Why do we care about this? We believe that Aboriginal students in business will be more More »
Occasionally an economist produces a readable book. When I was young, Canadian born Harvard economist J K Galbraith was the doyen of the historically grounded, compelling read on political economy. In The New Industrial State (1967), Economics and the Public Purpose (1973) and The Age of Uncertainty (1977) Galbraith took aim at the privileged and wealthy, corporate More »
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This summer, the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies has partnered with the Louisbourg Institute and the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources to hire a student researcher who will prepare a report on the historic significance and continued cultural relevance of Malagawatch. This document will be given to the five Unama'ki bands to use More »
The library is closed this weekend (Sat, Sun, and Mon) for the Victoria Day long weekend. We will open again on Tues., May 20. Have a good weekend everyone!
On April 23, 2014, the Purdy Crawford Chair team along with Brad Paul, a Business Network for Aboriginal Youth (BNAY) graduate and Mike Targett, Web Communications at CBU, spent the day listening to request for proposal (RFP) presentations for an application we want to have developed. The Purdy Crawford Chair has made the decision as More »
Address to Graduates – Spring 2014 Convocation The Cape Breton University Class of 2014 represents a truly multicultural and multilingual community of learners who came together in this institution for personal growth and future career development. Today nearly one third of our students are international in origin and more than half are from Cape Breton More »
Hi new CBU students! My name is Libby Morrison, and I'm one of your Student Ambassadors for 2014-2015. Since the First-Year Advising Centre (FYAC) is opening on May 21st, the Student Transition Team thought it would be a good time to give the incoming first-years some tips for the months ahead. As I am just More »
Last week, I got up at the blindingly early hour of 3:30am on a Sunday morning to head to the airport. Two flights later, I was in London, Ontario and headed to the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre for a week-long workshop on case writing. For someone trained in the Arts, the notion of business cases More »
This past week, I attended and presented at the Dalhousie Conference on Teaching & Learning. The theme of the conference was: “Fostering Deep Learning with Technology.” When the call for presentations was circulated, it caught the attention of myself and the rest of the Purdy Crawford Chair team because of our use of social media More »