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The Story Continues – Viola Desmond Celebrated on Canadian Currency

  Today, 72 years after her momentous stand against racial segregation, we celebrate civil rights icon Viola Desmond as she becomes the first Canadian woman to be featured on our country’s banknotes. The Cape Breton University community is thrilled to celebrate this announcement, and for one CBU alumna in particular, this moment is a little 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 »

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 »

Sharing the Culture of Chinese New Year

Roommates and classmates at Cape Breton University, Jeffrey and Mike are international students from China. Wanting to share their culture, both men decided to create a project that would not only fill the hearts of the community, but fill their stomachs! With the men being enrolled in CBU’s Master of Business Administration in Community Economic More »

Collaborative Work of Storytellers Featured in International Museum Exhibit

The Sunjata Story: Glimpse of a Mande Epic produced by Canada Research Chair Marcia Ostashewski, is being featured at London’s British Museum exhibit West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song. When visitors arrive at the exhibit, after proceeding through the introduction area, they will see and hear a large projection with ambient sound filling the front section. On More »

Internationally-Renowned Social Innovator to Visit Cape Breton

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to welcome internationally-renowned social innovator, Marty Donkervoort, to Cape Breton later this week. Donkervoort is also the author of Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities. His book chronicles the emergence and impacts of a Winnipeg-based company that does renovations and new construction, of which Donkervoort was More »

CBU Professor Takes Home Best Conference Paper

Princely Ifinedo, an associate professor of management information systems (MIS) and management sciences in CBU’s Shannon School of Business recently won Best Paper Award at the 2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) in Ottawa. Conf-IRM was held May 18-20, 2015 and is an affiliated conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which More »

Chemistry Students Win Awards at Science Atlantic Chemistry Conference

The 40th annual Science Atlantic ChemCon Conference was recently held at the University of New Brunswick and three Cape Breton University students won big. Ceilidh MacDonald, Matthew Tobin and Doug Richards all presented at the conference and all took home awards. “ChemCon is a great opportunity for our undergraduate students to present their exciting research More »