Campus Planning

To meet the growing needs of our campus community, CBU recently tabled to its Board of Governors its most significant capital plan in University history. This means we’re investing in you! As a university committed to exceptional teaching and learning, we’re investing in you through new space and campus upgrades both in and outside of the classroom.

New Space and Campus Upgrade projects include:

Canada Games Complex (CGC)

An Expanded Canada Games Complex will include conference and event space, a fitness centre, the new Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre, studios for yoga, spin, and dance, as well as a walking track and theatre-style spaces for lectures and presentations.

This space will also become Canada’s Home of Female Hockey, empowering girls and women to thrive in sport.

Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre

Formally located at entrance of the Canada Games Complex, the Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre will temporarily shift locations and later return to a permanent home in the renovated Canada Games Complex.

Our physical health and mental health investments in the Centre will result in an enriched Health and Counselling Centre, new and expanded medical services and treatment spaces.

During the construction period, the Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre has been moved to the MacDonald Residence and all appointments will be held in that location. Appointments can still be booked by calling 902-563-1359 or emailing .

Centre for Discovery and Innovation

The Centre for Discovery and Innovation will house state-of-the-art research and instructional facilities that propel scientific inquiry, advance discovery and expedite local solutions for global problems. Featuring the latest in green technology and digital infrastructure, it will elevate Cape Breton Island as a national destination for research and a global destination for students.

The Dome (Cape Breton Health and Recreation Complex)

Installation on the new Dome is set to begin in July, with plans to open to the public in August or early September.

These renovations and new buildings mean we’re investing in the future of CBU and Cape Breton Island. We’re investing in you. Our campus is about to undertake a transformational expansion that will support our growing campus community for generations.


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