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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 »

Students Welcoming Students: Week of Welcome 2018

Joseph Chiasson, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) student at Cape Breton University is looking forward to the upcoming Week of Welcome on campus. Joseph, a local student who grew up in Albert Bridge, will be working as a student-leader during this year’s orientation. He says his own Week of Welcome five years ago was so More »

Students Welcoming Students: Week of Welcome 2018

Kasy Benoit, a fourth-year student at Cape Breton University, will be taking on the role of student-leader in this year’s Week of Welcome on campus. Kasy is a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) student from Arichat, Isle Madame, an Acadian community on Cape Breton Island. In her upcoming role as a Week of Welcome More »

More Than a Group Project: Coming Together for Social Change

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies students at Cape Breton University have been working on a project to spread awareness about social isolation, which impacts individuals around the world. Connie Decoffe, Liam Flannigan, Kate Sleva and Alison Thompson have created an interactive project as part of their group assignment for the Community Studies course, Community Action More »

Building a Foundation to Serve

From a young age, Cape Breton University Alumnus, Jonathan Kelly, knew he wanted to pursue a career that would allow him to serve his community. Now, as an Arson Investigator for the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS), he’s doing just that. Jonathan grew up in Glace Bay and chose to study at CBU because More »

Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre Awarded Funding for Summer Employment Project

Cape Breton University’s Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre (JKAC) was awarded $50,000 in funding for their project “Support for Students With Disabilities Summer Work” in April, 2018. The project aimed to provide employment training to students with disabilities, such as resume building, interview tips and job preparation, as well as matching students with local summer employment More »