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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 »

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 »