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Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw- Exploring Indigenous Roots in the North Atlantic

Upon the coastal lands of Northern Spain and Southern France, there lives a culture and people that has called this territory home for over six-thousand years. They communicate in the most ancient language spoken in all of Europe and contain a genetic makeup that has baffled anthropologists for years. They are the Basques and they More »

More Than a Group Project: Coming Together for Social Change

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies students at Cape Breton University have been working on a project to spread awareness about social isolation, which impacts individuals around the world. Connie Decoffe, Liam Flannigan, Kate Sleva and Alison Thompson have created an interactive project as part of their group assignment for the Community Studies course, Community Action More »

Health Sciences Summer Camp Students Have a Blast at CBU

Recently, CBU welcomed students from Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities to campus to learn about education and career opportunities in the field of health sciences.The four-day camp, hosted by PLANS – Promotion Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians and IHIM – Indigenous Health in Medicine, took place from July 22 -25. Michelle Patrick, More »

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 »