News - Unamaki College

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 »

Fall Convocation To be Celebrated this Saturday

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the achievements of close to 275 graduates during its Fall Convocation ceremony set for Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre. In addition to the degrees, diplomas and certificates being conferred, honorary degrees are being bestowed on two highly deserving individuals. Shawn A-in-chut More »

Dr. Stephanie Inglis Named 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities’ Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award Recipient

Cape Breton University (CBU) is proud to announce that the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) has recognized Dr. Stephanie Inglis with the Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award.  Dr. Inglis is an Associate Professor of Mi`kmaq Studies, Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies and the Director of the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Mi’kmaq Language More »

CBU has its First Artist in Residence

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to have local artist Ursula Johnson as its first Artist in Residence. Johnson arrived at CBU in January and since then has been involved in a number of interactive projects across campus and in the wider community. She is working with the CBU Art Gallery and Unama’ki College. “At More »

Two-Eyed Seeing Model developed in Cape Breton Drives New national Grant for Aboriginal Health Research

A new, nationally available research grant draws upon leadership that Cape Breton University has demonstrated in bringing together Indigenous and Western approaches for science studies and research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced in December 2012 that it is launching an open operating grant for Aboriginal health research based on the Two-Eyed Seeing More »

Cape Breton University Welcomes New Principal of Unama’ki College

With his record of scholarly achievement and deep understanding of traditional knowledge combined with diverse professional experience and a vision of Aboriginal education, Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to welcome the new Principal of its Unama’ki College, Stephen Augustine.  Augustine will build on CBU’s 35 year history of excellence in Aboriginal post-secondary education and More »

HSBC Bank Canada Supports Aboriginal Business Students at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to announce a $50,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada to establish the permanently endowed HSBC Bank Canada Aboriginal Business Award at the Shannon School of Business. “We are pleased that HSBC Bank Canada has chosen CBU and our students as the recipients of their generosity in establishing an award More »

Mr. Stephen Augustine Appointed Principal of Unama’ki College

It is my pleasure to congratulate Mr. Stephen Augustine on his appointment as Principal of Unama’ki College.  Stephen has been actively engaged nationally in research and traditional knowledge with many organizations, including federal and provincial governments, the Assembly of First Nations and various Aboriginal communities across Canada.  He has long been a supporter of educational More »

Unama’ki College Dedicates Language Lab To Prominent Mi’kmaw Leader

Today, Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College formally named its language lab in honour of the late Kji-keptin Alexander Denny (1940-2004). The dedication ceremony took place at 11 a.m., beginning in the Boardmore Playhouse and continuing into the newly named Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Alexander Denny Language Lab) for an official ribbon cutting presentation.  “At Cape More »