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CBU Celebrates World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. This year, CBU will be celebrating World Oceans Day by partnering with Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc. for the 4th annual Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival. This four day festival, held June 7-10 on the Barra Strait, More »

A Project of Hope at Cape Breton University

Six women, one goal – help women in the community. A group of women In a third-year community studies class decided to create a project designed to have a positive impact on the community. The group of women decided their goal would be to help other women in need. They started putting together a plan More »

Ben Forsyth – Crossing the Island

Raised in Portree, Margaree, Cape Breton, Ben Forsyth didn’t have to travel very far to find his best university fit. While Ben was in high school his older brother was a Cape Breton University student. Based on his brother’s positive experience, Ben immediately knew that he could thrive here.    “I would constantly hear about the incredibly kind and More »

Susy Denny – Building on Legacy 

For Susy Denny of Eskasoni First Nation, attending Cape Breton University was a natural choice. Choosing CBU meant that Susy could live at home and be near her family and friends as she pursued her university degree. It also meant that Susy could follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, Kiji-keptin Alexander Denny, for whom the Unama’ki College language lab is named after.   “It’s More »

Emma Drohan – Close to the Experience 

Emma Drohan first decided to study at Cape Breton University because of the location. Born and raised in Sydney, NS., Emma graduated from Riverview High School and knew that CBU would offer the best university experience possible. “I wanted to attend Cape Breton University so I could stay close to home, and to my family and friends,” says More »

Kenzie Wadden – Transferring into Success

Born and raised in Glace Bay N.S., Kenzie Wadden was a Glace Bay High School graduate of 2014. After high school, Kenzie started his education at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), where he was enrolled in the Process Operations – 4th class Power Engineering program. After determining that the program was not for him, Kenzie More »

Bettina Callary: Connecting Communities at Lumiere

Bettina Callary, Assistant Professor, Community Studies and Sport & Physical Activity Leadership, is no stranger to the Lumiere Art-at-Night Festival. Bettina first participated in Lumiere in 2013 as part of a group called Cape Breton Acro Yoga. The group returns to Lumiere 2016, and hopes to inspire audience and community connectivity. “Acro-yoga is an art More »

CBU Celebrates World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, held every June, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. A healthy ocean is crucial for our survival. On a primal level, we depend on our oceans to generate the oxygen we breathe, to feed us, regulate our climate, and so much more. From an economic standpoint, oceans provide More »

Cyril MacDonald named Associate Coach for Team Canada

Cape Breton University Recruitment & Admissions Officer, Cyril MacDonald, will be heading to Austria as an  Associate Coach for Team Canada at the 2017 Special Olympics World Games. Cyril, who graduated with his Bachelor of Business degree in 2015, began volunteering for the Special Olympics as part of his high school’s Interact Club. Originally helping More »