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CBU Congratulates Chancellor Annette Verschuren on Her Induction Into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame

The Cape Breton University community would like to send a sincere congratulations to our beloved Chancellor, Annette Verschuren, for her induction into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. The Canadian Business Hall of Fame honours the outstanding contributions made by Canada’s business leaders. On Wednesday, June 19, in Toronto, Annette officially became the first woman More »

Holistic Learning: Meet BASE Student Brady Doucette

For students like Brady Doucette, who have an interest in both the sciences and the arts, choosing a program in University has often meant putting one interest over the other. Cape Breton University’s Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Environment (BASE) Program is making that choice a thing of the past. BASE is an interdisciplinary More »

Excelling at Undergraduate Research: Meet Sarah Boudreau

Students at Cape Breton University have the unique opportunity to participate in hands-on research at the undergraduate level, something that Bachelor of Science student Sarah Boudreau says really sets the University apart. Currently in her third year of the program, Sarah is putting her Chemistry major to work this summer, developing her skills as a More »

Dad Jokes in the Hallway Anyone? Celebrating Father’s Day with the Hayes Family

One might think becoming a student at the school where your father works could get a little awkward, but for Kaitlynn and James Hayes, seeing their father Derrick in the halls is just a normal part of their university experience. After graduating from Cape Breton University himself, Derrick Hayes worked at a chartered accounting firm More »

Cape Breton University Celebrates the Late Farley Mowat with Graeme Gibson, Claire Mowat, Silver Donald Cameron and Margaret Atwood

On Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Boardmore Theatre, Cape Breton University celebrated the life and the contributions of Canadian writer and environmentalist, Dr. Farley Mowat. The celebration included the announcement of the Farley Mowat Chair in the Environment, a special convocation conferring Graeme Gibson, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, and a live interview with More »

First CAPERS Women’s Soccer Player to Sign a Professional Contract: Tamara Brown

CBU Alumni and former CAPERS midfielder, Tamara Brown, has become the first CAPERS women’s soccer player to sign a professional contract. Tamara, who attended CBU from 2013-2018, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts has officially signed with the Mallbackens IF of the Elitettan Soccer League in Sweden. Representatives from Mallbacken IF saw Tamara’s game tape More »

CBU Alumni, Sara Burke Awarded 2019 Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Rising Star Award

Sara Burke, Development Officer – Donor Relations and Major Gifts, will be presented with the 2019 Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Rising Star Award. CCAE is a volunteer-led organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement and provides opportunities for networking, professional learning and mutual support. The Rising Star Award is presented to More »

Cape Breton Partnership and CBU Announce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre

Earlier today, the Cape Breton Partnership and Cape Breton University announced that the Creative Island Network’s first Innovation space will be up and running by September 2019. The Cape Breton University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre will provide entrepreneurship supports and training to students and the Cape Breton community. “Developing new and better ways of doing More »

CBU Nursing Faculty Organize Workshop in Malta

An intensive week-long workshop was organized on the island of Malta, historically referred to as the Nurse of the Mediterranean.  The workshop which was held  from April 29 – May 3, 2019, was a collaborative effort between Nursing Faculty from the University of Malta together with Nursing Faculty from Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University and More »