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President’s Leadership Dinner and CAPERS Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Cape Breton University will host the 2nd Annual President’s Leadership Dinner. Each year, this gala dinner highlights leadership expertise by welcoming nationally recognized experts from a broad spectrum of fields. The 2019 leader is Mr.Guy Lafleur, one of professional hockey’s most talented and awarded players. President & Vice-Chancellor, David C. More »

CBU Program to Help Address Labour Market Shortages in Rural Cape Breton

  A new program at Cape Breton University (CBU) will put students to work and help businesses across Cape Breton Island address labour market shortages experienced in the summer and fall. With support from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), CBU will assist its growing student population, and international students More »

Taking Hospitality and Tourism to the Next Level: Meet Mary Jane Morrison

One of the many things that makes Cape Breton University so special, is our expertise in the area of hospitality and tourism. Being located on an island as beautiful as ours, it makes sense!  Mary Jane Morrison, Instructor and Program Lead for the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) program, has been teaching in More »

Cape Breton University to host Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference

From July 10-12, Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business will host the Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference on the CBU campus. This conference will bring together practitioners, researchers and community organizations from home and afar, to discuss current best practices, challenges and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship, and improving community livelihoods. “At Cape More »

CBU to Launch CAPERS in the Community Program

This summer Cape Breton University (CBU) will launch CAPERS in the Community, a new multisport program that will deliver multisport programming to communities throughout the CBRM. The initiative is a partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s (CBRM) Recreation and Active for Life. John Ryan, CBU Athletics Director says, “CBU is so proud to partner with More »

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 »