The role of the Student Development Officer (SDO) for students of African Nova Scotian/African Canadian (ANS/AC) descent promotes and honours the diversified culture of the ANS/AC students at Cape Breton University. The SDO mandate is to ensure that students are supported, guided, and encouraged throughout their post-secondary journey. This is accomplished by providing and celebrating African Culture through a variety of on-campus activities and events, providing one-on-one and group support to ANS/AC students, and advocating on behalf of students to various stakeholders.
Addressing students’ needs is the utmost priority of the SDO and we believe that with persistence and a tailored one-on-one experience, students will be able to thrive and succeed throughout their academic careers.
In addition to providing specialized assistance, the SDO for ANS/AC students also works to:
Kwanzaa takes place each year from December 26 through January 1 and is a festival of lights rich in African symbolism. This joyous holiday draws inspiration from time-honoured African customs and symbols, many related to harvest celebrations and community ideals of shared work, purpose, creativity, possibility, faith and celebration of togetherness.
This year’s Kwanzaa theme is “Practicing Kwanzaa and the Seven Principles: Ensuring the Well-Being of the World”. To learn more, please click here.
From everyone at Cape Breton University, wishing you warmth and togetherness this Kwanzaa!