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In.Business Launches in Winnipeg

Sixty First Nations, Metis, and Inuit youth will start their business careers this Friday when Cape Breton University (CBU) kicks off its Central Region Program of In.Business – A Business Network for Indigenous Youth, at a two-day conference in partnership with the University of Winnipeg. From March 13-14, 60 students and 13 mentors from Winnipeg More »

Remembering CBU’s Friend and Mentor: Purdy Crawford

Everyone at Cape Breton University is deeply saddened at the passing of friend and supporter, Mr. Purdy Crawford. Mr. Crawford has been associated with CBU since 2006 when, upon invitation of his friend Mr. Joe Shannon, he became an inaugural member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board. “… always the mentor, he particularly More »

CBU Researcher Receives Community Excellence Award

Dr. Janice Tulk, a Senior Research Associate within the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, has had her work recognized by her hometown of Corner Brook. Dr. Tulk received the Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Heritage Individual Award for 2013. The award recognizes Dr. Tulk’s work on The Mill Whistle Project. The project is More »

Membertou Development Corporation Receives National Inaugural Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Economic Development

Cape Breton University salutes the success of Membertou Development Corporation as the Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation’s national winner for the inaugural award for excellence in aboriginal economic development.  The vision, focus and dedication of the Membertou leadership team represents Cape Breton’s entrepreneurial spirit at its best. CBU is proud of its long standing relationship with More »

Another Successful Year of the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth

The second year of the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth came to a close last month with a celebration to recognize the hard work of the program’s 26 Aboriginal youth participants. The Business Network for Aboriginal Youth is an initiative being led by the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Studies, Dr. Keith Brown, and his More »

Historic Day for Cape Breton University

$5 million in Federal Funding Announced to Nationalize the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies Thursday marked a monumental day in the history of Cape Breton University (CBU), as Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, announced a $5 million investment in CBU to expand the work of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies nationally. More »

HSBC Bank Canada Supports Aboriginal Business Students at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to announce a $50,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada to establish the permanently endowed HSBC Bank Canada Aboriginal Business Award at the Shannon School of Business. “We are pleased that HSBC Bank Canada has chosen CBU and our students as the recipients of their generosity in establishing an award More »

A Week Defined by Aboriginal Economic Development

It was a week that began with candid discussion with Aboriginal business students about how to create interest in the study of business amongst Aboriginal youth and ended with an in-depth dialogue between academics and industry professionals focused on partnerships in Aboriginal economic development.  Central to this week-long conversation, which sparked new ideas, collaborative opportunities More »