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Mavis Gallant Writing Awards

Mavis Gallant Awards

  The Mavis Gallant Writing Awards is an initiative of the Estate of Mavis Gallant and the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Cape Breton University. The awards are being offered for the third time this year, 2018. This is the only Mavis Gallant Award sponsored by the Estate of Mavis Gallant. The award More »

CBU Student Wins Prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award

Fourth-year Cape Breton University Bachelor of Business Administration student, Roy Karam, was recently awarded $25,000 as a recipient of the 2018 Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies. “I am truly honoured to become part of a distinguished alumni composed of like-minded business students across Canada,” says Karam.  “Receiving the Frank Sobey Business More »

The Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival Returns to CBU

6 Plays, 3 Days, 1 Festival The Cape Breton University Boardmore Theatre is proud to announce that the Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival is returning for its annual run. The three-day event will run from March 22 to 24, with evening shows beginning at 7:00 p.m. “The Boardmore Theatre One-Act Play Festival continues to be More »

CBU Board of Governors Approves Contract for Incoming President & Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall

Cape Breton University (CBU) approved a five-year employment contract for incoming President & Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall.  “The CBU Board of Governors is very pleased to have reached an agreement with Mr. Dingwall.  The terms of the contract reflect a fair and competitive compensation package in keeping within the parameters for executive compensation as outlined More »

CBU and CUPE Local 3131 Ratify Collective Agreement

The Cape Breton University Board of Governors has approved a tentative deal between CBU and CUPE Local 3131, officially ratifying the agreement. “We are very pleased to have an agreement in place with CUPE 3131,” says Gordon MacInnis, Vice President of Finance of Operations. “The administrative and support staff that CUPE represents are integral to More »

The Story Continues – Viola Desmond Celebrated on Canadian Currency

  Today, 72 years after her momentous stand against racial segregation, we celebrate civil rights icon Viola Desmond as she becomes the first Canadian woman to be featured on our country’s banknotes. The Cape Breton University community is thrilled to celebrate this announcement, and for one CBU alumna in particular, this moment is a little More »

Meet the CBUSU 2018-2019 Incoming Students’ Union

Cape Breton University is proud to welcome the incoming 2018-2019 CBU Students’ Union  President, Gunny Brar and Vice President, Ahmed Nagy. The executive will officially take office in May. It is the first time in CBUSU history that international students simultaneously hold the role of both President and Vice President. “The fact that both the More »

Research Month to Showcase Impactful Research at CBU

March 1, 2018, officially kicks-off Cape Breton University’s third annual Research Month. This year, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, in collaboration with CBU staff, students, researchers and community partners, will host more than thirty events to highlight the important research taking place at CBU. “Cape Breton University’s faculty and students are involved in More »

Sheila Christia Reinvigorates Passion for Research through Theatre

Sheila Christie, Associate Professor of English, studies how theatre can be used to achieve practical outcomes ranging from social development and cohesion to specific, individual skills and self-awareness. Her work will allow her to offer a unique learning opportunity during an interactive sabbatical presentation as part CBU’s Research Month. Participants in the March 2 workshop More »

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 »