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CBU – CBUFA Labour Negotiation Update

To the university community, Labour Negotiation talks between Cape Breton University (CBU) and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association (CBUFA) began in early July and have been ongoing. Recently, CBU and CBUFA filed jointly for conciliation.  Conciliation is a normal part of the negotiation process when the parties require assistance with resolving issues. We are More »

CBU mourns the passing of the Honourable John Buchanan

Cape Breton University wishes to extend its sincerest sympathy to Mavis Buchanan and the Buchanan children on the passing of their husband and father, the Honourable John MacLennan Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan was a celebrated Cape Bretoner who served as the 20th Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia from 1978 to 1990. “He was a More »

University Condolences and Grief Supports

To the campus community,  It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of the passing of one of our students, Manuel Palliyil Tony. At times like this, community is important, and I want you to know that you are not alone in this loss. This is a time of great sorrow More »

CBU’s Shannon School of Business to host 49th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference; Keynote address by Senator Dan Christmas and Mr. Fred Bergman

September 27-29, 2019, the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University will host the 49th annual Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) conference.  The ASB Conference is one of Canada’s longest running academic business conferences which attracts about 100 academics annually from institutions from the East Coast, across Canada and internationally. The conference will also More »

CBU Invests in New On-campus Bus Shelter

To meet the needs of its growing campus community, particularly for those who ride CBRM Transit, Cape Breton University is investing in its on-campus transit infrastructure. Starting September 30, construction to the on-campus bus shelter will begin, resulting in expanded coverage and additional seating for riders waiting for transit services. “Since September 2018, we’ve seen More »

Boardmore Theatre: 49th Season of Play Set for Launch

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre is set to launch its 49th Season of Plays with an exciting line-up. Hosting four main stage productions and three theatre festivals, there’s something for everyone. “Our line-up of plays covers a range of theatrical styles, including a new stage version that restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s More »

CBU Celebrating Life of Honorary Degree Recipient, Dr. Graeme Gibson.

Today, the Cape Breton University Community is mourning the loss of honorary degree recipient, Dr. Graeme C. Gibson. Graeme C. Gibson was a renowned Canadian author and environmental advocate. Born in London, Ontario, in 1934 and educated at the University of Western Ontario, he has lived most of his life in Toronto, with his partner, More »

CBU and Grenfell Campus, MUN Sign In.Business MOU

On July 31, 2019, Cape Breton University (CBU) and Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Grenfell Campus partnering with CBU to deliver a provincial version of CBU’s In.Business: A Mentorship Program for Indigenous Youth. First piloted in Nova Scotia by CBU in 2011, and continuing since, More »

CBU Launches Bike Share Program

Today, Friday, September 6, 2019, Cape Breton University launched a new Bike Share initiative. The program is the first of its kind in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and will allow members of the CBU community to access bicycles free of charge for use in the area. “Since the launch of CBU’s Strategic Plan in More »

Cape Breton University Employees Plan for Future at Annual Grand Meeting

At the Annual Grand Meeting of Cape Breton University (CBU), more than 350 employees gathered in Membertou, N.S., to reflect on year one of the University’s strategic plan and to discuss ideas moving into year two of the five-year plan. “We will soon mark the completion of year one of our strategic plan, and thanks More »