Be Proud of CBU Wherever You Go

As CBU alumni, you’ve always been our biggest supporters and proudly act as ambassadors for CBU wherever you are. Once a CAPER, always a CAPER. Together, we’ve grown into a powerful, diverse network of more than 25,000 members across the world. We are grateful for your support and proud to be part of this incredible community.

We want to stay connected with you as you make your mark on the world. We want to hear stories of success and share those accomplishments with the rest of the family. We also want to keep you updated on how you can become engaged with the Alumni network. CBU is growing and changing every day – learn all about those changes and how you can become a part of growing Cape Breton Island’s university.

Your Digital Distinction Magazine

Meet Alumni from around the world making an impact

For years, your Distinction Magazine has been an important link to Cape Breton University and to the vast and diverse CBU Alumni family. From stories of inspiration and progress to updates on some of life’s greatest achievements – Distinction Magazine has been the flagship publication for all things CBU.

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Giving to CBU

Investing and supporting students is out priority.

When you choose to make a gift to Cape Breton University,  you are directly making an impact on students.  Your contributions allow CBU to break down barriers for students who want to pursue post-secondary education through bursaries and attract the world’s brightest minds to study on the Island by offering a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and awards.

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Tune In: This is Caper Radio

July 29, 2021

If you’ve walked through the halls at Cape Breton University, you may have noticed music playing through key areas of…

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Avery Gessner and the Great Historical Journey

July 29, 2021

Avery Gessner grew up watching Indiana Jones movies with his father and even during those early childhood moments, he knew…

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Embrace the Challenge: Meet Allison Martell

July 27, 2021

Allison Martell’s CBU story has spanned three decades. As she puts it, it’s older than the campus residence buildings! But…

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Let Nothing Stand in Your Way: Meet Paige Cox

July 19, 2021

When Paige Cox graduated from high school she began considering options for post-secondary schools close to her home in North…

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Dr. Sylvia Burrow Challenges Gender Violence in Five-Year Research Project

July 12, 2021

Dr. Sylvia Burrow will undertake vital research over the next five years to support positive outcomes for persons belonging to…

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Learning Disability – No Match for Hard Work

July 12, 2021

From a young age, Maggie Berk knew she was learning differently than her classmates. Maggie grew up in a small…

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A Return to CBU: Meet Laurieanne Sylvester

July 12, 2021

As a student at CBU in the early 1990s, Laurianne Sylvester can recall how welcomed and supported she felt on…

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Bridging Communication Gaps With New Canadians

June 30, 2021

Cape Breton University is a living laboratory for Dr. Peter MacIntyre. As a professor of psychology in the School of…

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Helping Students Feel Certain In Uncertain Times: Meet Neelima Singh

June 23, 2021

Neelima Singh is a familiar face to many international students, and now as a full-time employee at CBU’s Max Bell…

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