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Statement from Chair of CBU Board of Governors

Cape Breton Board of Governors agree to terms releasing Dr. Wheeler as CBU President Today, the Cape Breton University Board of Governors voted to accept negotiated terms that release Dr. David Wheeler as President of the University, effective immediately. In a November 1, 2016 communication to the Board Chair, Dr. Wheeler requested an independent legal More »

CBU Athletes take part in Universiade 2015

Cape Breton University is pleased to recognize five members of the CAPERS family who will be taking part in Universiade Gwangju 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea July 3-14. On the hardwood, Long-time CAPERS women’s basketball coach Fabian McKenzie of Glace Bay, NS will lead the Canadian women’s basketball entry for the second consecutive Universiade while More »

CBU Prof’s Book up for Award

Dr. Heather Sparling’s recent book on Celtic mouth music has been shortlisted for an East Coast Literary award. The Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction award is presented annually by the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. Launched in Scotland in October, Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music, brings together years of Sparling’s research about puirt-a-beul – More »

CBU BEd Students Awarded Provincial Scholarships

Two CBU BEd students were named recipients of provincial scholarships awarded by the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Teachers College Foundation. Elizabeth Baird was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Henry Button Memorial Scholarship.  The Henry Button Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students for English Language Arts education.  Henry Button More »

CBU Press book shortlisted for Book of the Year

The Canadian Library Association has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Book of the Year for Children Award. Among the top ten is Nova Scotia writer Philip Roy’s Me & Mr. Bell, published by Cape Breton University Press.  This respected award honours a book published by a Canadian author in 2013 that appeals to readers More »

CBU Students Become Chartered Accountants

Cape Breton University extends special congratulations to Elyse Redi, Marissa Wadman, Mark McGarrigle and Michelle Moffatt who have successfully passed the Uniform Evaluation (UFE), the last academic hurdle in becoming a chartered accountant. The four individuals exemplify the quality of students in our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. A special congratulations is also extended More »

Cape Breton University Professor Wins Canada’s Top Teaching Honour

Dr. Patrick Maher, associate professor of Community Studies, Cape Breton University (CBU) has been awarded a 2014 3M National Teaching Fellowship. This award is considered Canada’s top teaching honour. The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada partner to recognize exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities. The More »

CBU Students Participate in National – International Job Fair

The 10th annual BEd National – International Job Search held in Halifax was a successful event for CBU students and grads.  Over 30 local, national, and international school boards and recruitment agencies set up booths and interviewed Nova Scotia students and alumni over two days at Mount St. Vincent University. “The National-International Job Search is More »

Dr. Cheryl Bartlett Named Distinguished Alumna

Professor Emerita Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award at the University of Alberta. Dr. Bartlett completed her Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science at Cape Breton University in 2013. Integrative Science is the concept pioneered at CBU, in conjunction with Aboriginal Elders and educators, by More »

CBU Faculty Members Attend Sundance

Rubina (Ruby) Ramji , Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies is currently attending the Sundance Film Festival for the fourth time.  Working with The Journal of Religion and Film, Ruby has been invited to attend the prestigious festival with full press credentials to cover films that she says are outside the realm of what is More »