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Cape Breton University Honours Business School Pioneer

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to recognize the unwavering dedication of Sister Margaret Harquail, someone who has made a significant contribution to CBU’s business program. On Saturday, October 27, at 11 a.m., Cape Breton University will take great privilege in honouring Sister Harquail by officially naming the garden space between the Verschuren Centre and More »

IHG and Cape Breton University Establish First IHG Academy in Canada

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the establishment of the first IHG Academy in Canada at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The program has been created and supported by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., Fortis Properties, the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS), and the Tourism More »

Shannon School of Business Building Officially Opens Amidst Excitement and Major Funding Announcement for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies

Today, Cape Breton University (CBU) President John Harker joined by Joseph Shannon, Chair of the Shannon School of Business (SSOB) Advisory Board and Cornerstone Campaign, officially opened CBU’s new Shannon School of Business building. With a ribbon cutting by Ruth Shannon, the event was a celebration of the Shannon family and donors whose commitment to More »

A+ First Year for Business Network for Aboriginal Youth

On June 1-2, the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth is concluding a highly successful first year, with a gathering in Millbrook First Nation to celebrate the achievements of the program’s first graduates.  The program, which is an initiative of Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, is exemplary of CBU’s commitment More »

Startup Canada Hits Cape Breton

Cape Breton University’s Small Business Development Centre is hosting a Startup Canada Town Hall session on Thursday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CBU’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment.  The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to express ideas that will help forward the entrepreneurial revolution in More »

CBU Students Up To the Challenge

Cape Breton University Shannon School of Business students, Stephanie MacLean, Kurt Boone, Andrew Weatherbee and Omar Hassan El-Arnaoudy proved that they were up to the challenge by impressively placing third in the Walmart Green Challenge. They presented their sustainable business idea of paperless receipts through a smartphone app to some of Canada’s Top CEOs including More »

CBU Business Students Pitch to Canada’s Top CEOs

Four Cape Breton University (CBU) business students have been short-listed to the semi-finalist stage of the Walmart Green Student Challenge. Later this month, Stephanie MacLean, Kurt Boone, Andrew Weatherbee and Omar Hassan El-Arnaoudy will travel to Toronto, Ont. to pitch their environmentally sustainable business plan to some of Canada’s top CEOs, while competing to win More »

Entrepreneurs in Action

The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) at Cape Breton University (CBU) has businesses talking about a video project that will provide entrepreneurs across the Island and beyond with information critical to their businesses success. The SBDC is launching Entrepreneurs in Action, a series of six information videos focused on business skills that will provide small More »