About CBU

At Cape Breton University, we push the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for our island.

Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities, Cape Breton University (CBU) is home to nearly 5,500 students from more than 40 countries around the world.

We are committed to the future of Cape Breton Island, innovative economic development and sustainability programs, and Indigenous learning leadership.

CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, business, health and professional programs on the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America.

As a university that is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, CBU provides students with the advantage of outstanding experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities in a supportive academic environment.

Our programs, in diverse fields of study, consistently rank well above the national averages in faculty-student interaction and service learning.

Our people, our cultures, and our strong sense of community make Cape Breton University a special place.

We’re national leaders

in service-learning experiences