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CBU to Host 20th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

Internationally renowned journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will be giving the 20th annual J.B. McLachlan Lecture on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Cape Breton University. The annual lecture honours the life and legacy of J.B. McLachlan, a Scottish immigrant and coal miner who arrived in Cape Breton in 1902 and helped lead District 26 of More »

Meet Scott Thomas, CBU’s Human Rights Officer

The role of a Human Rights Officer, particularly on a university campus, is diverse and ever-changing; Scott Thomas embraces that. Scott is the Human Rights Officer here at Cape Breton University, leading CBU’s initiatives in being a respectful campus. In his role, Scott provides the campus community with programs relating to diversity, inclusion, consent, bystander More »

Meet Maria McIntyre, Coordinator of the CBU Women’s Centre

 Bachelor of Arts student, Maria MacIntyre, has a passion for advocacy and elevating student voices on campus. During her five years at CBU, Maria has been involved in the campus community in numerous capacities, including being a member of the Student Representative Council and holding the position of Student Representative for the School of Arts More »

CBU Research Aims to Re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake Oyster Industry

A team of researchers at Cape Breton University has undertaken a three-year project that may re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake oyster industry. The project, led by the Verschuren Centre, is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with a number of communities and More »

Cape Breton University Celebrates Treaty Day

October 1 in Nova Scotia marks not only the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month, but also the celebration of Treaty Day. Here in Nova Scotia, Treaty Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the 1752 Treaty of Peace and Friendship. In 1986, Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. proclaimed October 1 as Treaty Day to More »

Get to Know Your CBU Students’ Union

The mission of the Cape Breton University Students’ Union (CBUSU) is to represent you, the students of CBU, ensuring that your voices are heard on all aspects of university life. In addition to their role as Student Government, the CBUSU runs The Pit, Caper Convenience and is home to the Caper Times, Caper Radio, the More »

Getting the Most Out of University With the Co-Curricular Record

Fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student, Katelyn McPherson, knows a true university experience isn’t just created in the classroom. That’s why she became involved with the implementation of the new Co-Curricular Record program (CCR) at Cape Breton University. A Co-Curricular Record is an official university document that recognizes student achievements and involvement in activities and events More »

CAPERS Soccer: A MacIntyre Family Tradition Continues

This Saturday, September 8, the CBU CAPERS Men’s and Women’s soccer teams will face off against UNB in their season home openers. One CAPER taking the field for the Men’s team will be fourth-year Bachelor of Science student Jesse MacIntyre, but he’s not the first of his family to bleed orange. Jesse’s uncle Mark MacIntyre More »

Helping International Students Choose Cape Breton

New Dawn Enterprises undertakes programming to support post-graduation student retention Immigration is a recognized source of high-growth entrepreneurs and investment capital that can provide communities with new business ideas.As a catalyst for economic growth, immigration is key to building strong Atlantic communities, improving the region’s ability to compete in a global market and creating employment More »