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Boardmore Theatre Announces It’s 48th Season of Plays

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre is gearing up to begin its 48th season of plays. The season will kick off with a new James F.W. Thompson stage adaption of Night of the Living dead, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic horror movie in late October. James F.W Thompson, the play’s director, says that the More »

Meet Maria McIntyre, Coordinator of the CBU Women’s Centre

 Bachelor of Arts student, Maria MacIntyre, has a passion for advocacy and elevating student voices on campus. During her five years at CBU, Maria has been involved in the campus community in numerous capacities, including being a member of the Student Representative Council and holding the position of Student Representative for the School of Arts More »

CBU Research Aims to Re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake Oyster Industry

A team of researchers at Cape Breton University has undertaken a three-year project that may re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake oyster industry. The project, led by the Verschuren Centre, is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with a number of communities and More »

Cape Breton University Moves to a Smoke-Free Campus

Cape Breton University is moving to a smoke-free campus, effective October 17, 2018. The new Smoke-Free Campus Policy coincides with upcoming cannabis legislation, covers smoking tobacco and cannabis as well as the use of e-cigarettes and hookahs, and applies to students, employees, contract service workers and visitors to campus. There will be two designated smoking More »

CBU Student Awarded RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies student, Chase Valiant, has been awarded a $10,000 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship for his passion to lead and inspire positive change in his community. Chase, who will graduate in May of 2019, says he began volunteering because of a genuine desire to get involved in his community. After volunteering More »

Cape Breton University Receives $75,000 Gift from Ted Nolan Foundation

On October 1, 2018, Ted Nolan, former NHL left-winger and head coach, presented Cape Breton University with a donation of $75,000 to establish the Rose Nolan Scholarship at CBU. The Rose Nolan Scholarship is being established by the Ted Nolan Foundation to assist First Nations women seeking to improve themselves through education and training. “The More »

Celtic Colours: Three On-Campus Events

Celtic Colours is an annual nine-day event from October 5-13 where Cape Breton comes alive with music, energy and excitement. There are over 300 community experiences from concerts and dances to workshops and community suppers. People from far and wide come together to celebrate Cape Breton’s culture, and CBU is proud to be part of 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 »

Math Students Go Everywhere! Meet Mathematician Dr. Scott Rodney

For Dr. Scott Rodney, his work on partial differential equations (PDEs) is about much more than just numbers. An Associate Professor of Mathematics in Cape Breton University’s School of Science and Technology, Dr. Rodney uses functional, harmonic and classical real analysis to search for solutions. “I study classes of PDEs connected to Geometry and Physics More »

CBU Art Gallery: New Exhibition to Open in October

Teresa Marshall: Red Rising Hoods October 1, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Opening reception: Monday, October 1st, 2018, 3 – 6 pm Artist’s talk: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 2 – 4 pm Drawing from popular and commodity culture, Teresa Marshall’s artistic practice uses familiar objects to address Aboriginal issues and to analyze relations of power. More »