Virtual Learning and Working at CBU

Cape Breton University has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully transitioning all faculty and staff to remote online environments, where possible. CBU has decided that the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered completely online. Our commitment during this time is to provide our students (both future and current) and our faculty and staff with the highest level of support available. Continuity and quality of both education and work remain top priorities for CBU, and we are working daily to provide relevant COVID-19 updates, resources, and tools to support our now-remote CBU community.   

Many of our core service hubs are operating remotely/online, and we encourage the CBU community to take advantage of these supports.

Library Math & Science Centre Writing Centre Jennifer Keeping Centre Max Bell Health Centre

 

Still Need Help?

CBU also has a number of relevant FAQs to help answer your questions during this time.

For Remote Technical Assistance, contact the Computer Services Helpdesk at (902) 563-1123, Toll Free at (888) 959-9995 ext 1123 or by emailing HelpDesk@cbu.ca.

For all other inquiries, reach out to AskMe@cbu.ca.

 

 

Virtual Learning and Working FAQs

The CBU campus facilities are closed.

Campus facilities will be locked except for the Campus Centre entrance. Employees needing to come to campus must sign-in at the Campus Security Desk. There should be no reason for students to come to campus. Residence students are to stay at residence.

Students needing to connect with Student Affairs, the Registrar’s Office or Enrolment Services can email askme@cbu.ca or phone 1-888-959-9995.

No. Classes are not cancelled. They have been moved to an online format.

All employees are required to work remotely to support CBU operations unless deemed an essential service by senior leadership. Those who are required to be on campus for their work, your health and safety are our top concerns. Department leaders have developed continuity plans with social distancing and health and safety protocols as mandatory components. Essential services include campus security, facilities management, IT services, residence, research equipment maintenance and animal care.

This is an unprecedented time in our collective history; with so many unknowns, varying levels of anxiety and fear are to be expected throughout the campus community. CBU has compiled a list of Virtual Mental Health Resources to provide ongoing support.

 

Yes, Max Bell Health Centre remains open remotely.

To book an appointment, contact healthservices@cbu.ca or 902-563-1359.

Counselling Services continue via remote delivery and now include evening hours twice a week. (8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:30 am – 8:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday).

International students can access health services through Guard.me insurance, by using the mobile doctor app. Students can speak to a physician without leaving their home or risking exposure to COVID-19.

Please be sure to have your Guard.me insurance number ready as you will need it to access these services.

More mental health resources.

Health and counselling can be accessed by calling the Max Bell Health Centre at 902-563-1359 or email healthservices@cbu.ca

If you leave a message please include your name, Student ID, Guard.me insurance or NS Health card number. A member of our health team will get in touch with you the same day to provide you with an appointment to speak to the nurse.

The nurse will assess your concerns and direct you to the appropriate service provider for a remote appointment (physician or counsellor).

While physically closed, some Library services are being provided remotely; this will be monitored on a daily basis.

There are many resources available on the library website to support academic success.

Yes. Success coaching appointments can be booked by visiting https://cbusuccess.mywconline.com/.

To reach an Academic Success Coach, you can contact Holly MacDonald at holly_macdonald@cbu.ca and Ian MacQuarrie at ian_macquarrie@cbu.ca You can also call (902)563-1815 to leave a message and a team-member will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yes, the team at the Jennifer Keeping Centre is working to support students with necessary accommodations. Please email all questions and inquiries to jkc@cbu.ca.