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Powering Resilience Through Experiential Learning: Karly Bernard

Cape Breton University is proud to encourage students to explore all aspects of the learning experience, including experiential learning opportunities. Karly Bernard is one CBU student who knows the value of such opportunities. Karly is a third-year Bachelor of Arts student with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. She is from More »

Building Research Capacity and Facilitating Reconciliation Through Indigenous Ethics Processes

Cape Breton University and Unama’ki College have developed an ethics watch for Indigenous research, ensuring that further transparency is provided to Indigenous communities on how research is conducted and what happens to the data that has been collected. Stephen Augustine, Association Vice President, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College and co-applicant Janice Tulk, Senior Researcher, Prospect & More »

Environmental Studies Success: Meet CBU Student Hannah Kosick

Cape Breton University student and environmentalist Hannah Kosick is making waves across Canada after finding her place in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE) program at CBU. BASE is a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate degree, where students tackle one of the most important topics of our world today. After studying Marine Navigation at More »

Message From the President: ERP Announcement

To the University community, In an effort to invest in CBU’s future, and enhance the overall student experience, CBU has begun a project to replace its legacy software systems – one that embraces Cloud architecture and Software as a Service (SAAS).  After a thorough industry assessment, CBU selected the software provider, Ellucian, and their cloud-based More »

The Best of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end and we prepare to welcome the New Year, we want to take a moment to reminisce on some of the year’s most exciting highlights. 2018 has been a year of growth and celebration here at CBU, and we’re so thankful to our community for sharing in this incredible journey More »

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 »