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Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw- Exploring Indigenous Roots in the North Atlantic

Upon the coastal lands of Northern Spain and Southern France, there lives a culture and people that has called this territory home for over six-thousand years. They communicate in the most ancient language spoken in all of Europe and contain a genetic makeup that has baffled anthropologists for years. They are the Basques and they More »

Students Welcoming Students: Week of Welcome 2018

Joseph Chiasson, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) student at Cape Breton University is looking forward to the upcoming Week of Welcome on campus. Joseph, a local student who grew up in Albert Bridge, will be working as a student-leader during this year’s orientation. He says his own Week of Welcome five years ago was so More »

CBU Seeking Off-Campus Housing Availability

With the growing number of students from across Canada and around the world choosing to study at Cape Breton University, the need for off-campus student housing accommodations is increasing. Currently, students are looking for affordable housing options close to the university or on transit routes that are available for the upcoming academic year. “For various More »

Students Welcoming Students: Week of Welcome 2018

Kasy Benoit, a fourth-year student at Cape Breton University, will be taking on the role of student-leader in this year’s Week of Welcome on campus. Kasy is a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) student from Arichat, Isle Madame, an Acadian community on Cape Breton Island. In her upcoming role as a Week of Welcome More »

More Than a Group Project: Coming Together for Social Change

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies students at Cape Breton University have been working on a project to spread awareness about social isolation, which impacts individuals around the world. Connie Decoffe, Liam Flannigan, Kate Sleva and Alison Thompson have created an interactive project as part of their group assignment for the Community Studies course, Community Action More »

Building a Foundation to Serve

From a young age, Cape Breton University Alumnus, Jonathan Kelly, knew he wanted to pursue a career that would allow him to serve his community. Now, as an Arson Investigator for the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS), he’s doing just that. Jonathan grew up in Glace Bay and chose to study at CBU because More »

Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre Awarded Funding for Summer Employment Project

Cape Breton University’s Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre (JKAC) was awarded $50,000 in funding for their project “Support for Students With Disabilities Summer Work” in April, 2018. The project aimed to provide employment training to students with disabilities, such as resume building, interview tips and job preparation, as well as matching students with local summer employment More »

Health Sciences Summer Camp Students Have a Blast at CBU

Recently, CBU welcomed students from Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities to campus to learn about education and career opportunities in the field of health sciences.The four-day camp, hosted by PLANS – Promotion Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians and IHIM – Indigenous Health in Medicine, took place from July 22 -25. Michelle Patrick, More »