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CBU Student Bertram Bernard is Heading to Harvard

Cape Breton University student Bertram Bernard is heading to Harvard! The hardworking Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development student from Eskasoni, Nova Scotia has been accepted into the Executive Business Program offered by Harvard Business School. During the four-day program, Bertram will join other elite students and learn using the Harvard Business School More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw- Exploring Indigenous Roots in the North Atlantic

Upon the coastal lands of Northern Spain and Southern France, there lives a culture and people that has called this territory home for over six-thousand years. They communicate in the most ancient language spoken in all of Europe and contain a genetic makeup that has baffled anthropologists for years. They are the Basques and they More »

Call for Applications! Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network: The Kausattumi Grants Program

The Kausattumi Grants Program (Kausattumi is Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) is an initiative of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network that will provide financial support to Indigenous undergraduate & graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking Indigenous community-based health and wellness research. The Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network is 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 »

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 »