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National Police Week: Meet CBU Alumni Scott MacDonald

May 13 -19 is National Police Week and we are proud to have numerous Cape Breton University Alumni working in the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS), across the country and globally. When Constable Scott MacDonald graduated from Sydney Academy High School in 2006, he had his plans for the future all lined up. “My More »

From Island to Island: Meet CBU Alumni Brent Foote

When CBU Alumni Brent Foote came to Cape Breton from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, for his studies, he fell in love with the island so much he had to come back! A 2017 graduate of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies, Sport & Physical Activity Leadership program, Brent was initially drawn to CBU for the ease More »

Together Again – Meet the Peck Family

The Peck family grew up in the Sydney River area, but as the five children got older, they began to drift off in their own directions. Now spread across Arizona, Toronto, Antarctica and Australia, it’s not often that brothers Joe, Andy, Kelly, Ian and their sister, Jana, find themselves in the same place at the More »

Paving the Way with Tiannie Paul – The First Mi’kmaw Woman to Graduate from CBU’s Engineering Diploma Program

When Tiannie Paul crossed the stage on November 3, 2018, the entire audience at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre rose to their feet in a boisterous standing ovation. Dressed in stunning traditional regalia, Tiannie was named the first Mi’kmaw Woman to graduate from Cape Breton University’s Engineering Diploma program. “In that moment, I knew More »

Building a Foundation to Serve

From a young age, Cape Breton University Alumnus, Jonathan Kelly, knew he wanted to pursue a career that would allow him to serve his community. Now, as an Arson Investigator for the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS), he’s doing just that. Jonathan grew up in Glace Bay and chose to study at CBU because More »

CBU Alumnus Keven Taylor Gives Back at Sydney Rotary Ribfest 2018

This weekend CBU Alumnus and owner of Island Sauce Company, Keven Taylor, will be setting up shop at the Sydney Rotary RibFest 2018 to dish out some delicious food and give back to the community. As a member of the Rotary Club, Rib Fest organizers, Keven has a natural connection to the event and was excited about More »

CBU Alumni Association Celebrates Some of Its Finest

Each year, the Cape Breton University (CBU) Alumni Association comes together to celebrate the personal and professional successes of its outstanding alumni. This evening, the Association is hosting the 3rd Annual CBU Alumni Awards Gala and Dinner at the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment. The event will recognize the achievements of More »

Annual Shoot for the Cure Donation

More than $10,000 was presented to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation to help buy equipment for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. The contribution came from the annual CBU Shoot for the Cure basketball game that was held on February 11, 2012. (Back Row) Lindsey Smith, CBU Alumni Officer; Shelly Kehoe, Shoot for the Cure More »

CBU Alumni Association Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

 On Thursday, October 13, the Cape Breton University Alumni Association celebrated the accomplishments of four distinguished individuals at the 2011 Alumni Awards Gala at Cape Breton University.  “Each year, the CBU Alumni Association’s Alumni Awards Gala gives the Association and the university the opportunity to celebrate our accomplished alumni. This year’s winners are four exceptional More »