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Business Powerhouse Arlene Dickinson to Skype with CBU Entrepreneurship Class

For Dannie Brown, Associate Professor of Organizational Management in the Shannon School of Business, creating opportunity through entrepreneurship is something he’s passionate about.  So, when he began to think about how he could create a new, inspiring opportunity for the students of his Nature of Entrepreneurship class, he went big. “As soon as I realized More »

Ben Forsyth – Crossing the Island

Raised in Portree, Margaree, Cape Breton, Ben Forsyth didn’t have to travel very far to find his best university fit. While Ben was in high school his older brother was a Cape Breton University student. Based on his brother’s positive experience, Ben immediately knew that he could thrive here.    “I would constantly hear about the incredibly kind and More »

Susy Denny – Building on Legacy 

For Susy Denny of Eskasoni First Nation, attending Cape Breton University was a natural choice. Choosing CBU meant that Susy could live at home and be near her family and friends as she pursued her university degree. It also meant that Susy could follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, Kiji-keptin Alexander Denny, for whom the Unama’ki College language lab is named after.   “It’s More »

Emma Drohan – Close to the Experience 

Emma Drohan first decided to study at Cape Breton University because of the location. Born and raised in Sydney, NS., Emma graduated from Riverview High School and knew that CBU would offer the best university experience possible. “I wanted to attend Cape Breton University so I could stay close to home, and to my family and friends,” says More »

Kenzie Wadden – Transferring into Success

Born and raised in Glace Bay N.S., Kenzie Wadden was a Glace Bay High School graduate of 2014. After high school, Kenzie started his education at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), where he was enrolled in the Process Operations – 4th class Power Engineering program. After determining that the program was not for him, Kenzie More »

Home and Away – A Hockey Musical at CBU’s Boardmore Theatre

Music, Family and Hockey: What More Could you Ask For?  The Cape Breton University Boardmore Theatre is proud to present Home and Away – a hockey musical, directed by Todd Hiscock and musical direction by Barb Stetter. A six night only event, running from February 20 to 24, with a start time of 7:00 p.m. More »

Sharing the Culture of Chinese New Year

Roommates and classmates at Cape Breton University, Jeffrey and Mike are international students from China. Wanting to share their culture, both men decided to create a project that would not only fill the hearts of the community, but fill their stomachs! With the men being enrolled in CBU’s Master of Business Administration in Community Economic More »

CBU Board of Governors Names Next President

The Cape Breton University Board of Governors is excited to announce that David C. Dingwall will be the next President & Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University. This news comes after an exhaustive and comprehensive search process that included broad stakeholder consultation, as well as input from a community group who voluntarily led 21 focus groups More »

Viola Desmond Designated National Historic Person

Viola Desmond has officially been designated a national historic person by the Government of Canada. The Viola Desmond Chair of Social Justice was notified of the development by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “This designation recognizes the importance of Viola Desmond not only as a Canadian civil rights icon but as pioneer More »

A Week of Wellness at CBU

Wellness Week is recognized by multiple organizations and communities around the world to support all aspects of health. Cape Breton University takes part in Wellness Week and uses it as a time to show students the services that are offered on campus and in the surrounding community for mental and physical well being. It is More »