News - Student Success

2018 Fall Valedictorian, Michael Cadegan: My CBU Story

When Michael Cadegan decided he wanted to become a nurse, he didn’t have to think twice about where he wanted to study; he knew CBU was the right choice for him. Because of his previous coursework and experience as a kinesiologist, Michael was eligible for the newly developed two-year Advanced Standing Nursing Program and became More »

From California to Cape Breton

Bachelor of Arts student Shanna Campbell has always loved the thought of getting on a plane and travelling to a place very different from her home in Los Angeles, California. Thanks to a study abroad partnership between Cape Breton University and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where Shanna is enrolled, she was able to do 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 Student Awarded RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies student, Chase Valiant, has been awarded a $10,000 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship for his passion to lead and inspire positive change in his community. Chase, who will graduate in May of 2019, says he began volunteering because of a genuine desire to get involved in his community. After volunteering 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 »

Growing Together at CBU

Going to university was a childhood dream of Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) student, Graham Marshall. Growing up as one of ten children, Graham watched many of his siblings choose different paths and achieve success in their careers, but university was not a part of their journeys. He set himself a personal goal of 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 »

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 »