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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 »

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 »

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 »

National Science Outreach Event at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University Faculty members have been working in collaboration with the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada to present the Atlantic Science Knowledge (ASK) Science Odyssey, a science outreach event for youth. On May 7th, 2016, over 75 elementary students from the Cape Breton Victoria Regional, Strait Regional School Board and More »

Sustainable Happiness Basis of Danish Report

Imagine living your life in a way that not only makes you happy, but also contributes to the well- being of everyone and everything around you. The type of individual happiness that does not exploit the well-being of other people, the environment or future generations is known as sustainable happiness. Sustainable happiness goes beyond just More »

The Sustainable Happiness Initiative Grows

Dr. Catherine O’Brien, associate professor of Education, will serve as keynote speaker at Dawson College as they launch the Sustainable Happiness initiative on April 23, 2014. The event will introduce guests to a new pilot certificate course in Sustainable Happiness, to be offered at Dawson College in May, through a partnership with Dawson College, CCS More »

International Happiness Day – March 20, 2014

The Day of Happiness campaign is a global celebration to mark the UN International Day of Happiness. In July 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a groundbreaking resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes… happiness and well-being More »

Brown Bag Sessions for Bachelor of Education Students

The CBU Education Department has embarked on presenting Professional Development Sessions for Bachelor of Education students. “Professional development is a critical part of a teacher’s development and ongoing commitment to education,” comments Susan Basso, Manager of the Bachelor of Education program. “We’re interested in getting our student teachers off to a good start by introducing More »