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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 »

National Police Week: Meet CBU Alumni Scott MacDonald

May 13 -19 is National Police Week and we are proud to have numerous Cape Breton University Alumni working in the Cape Breton Regional Police Service (CBRPS), across the country and globally. When Constable Scott MacDonald graduated from Sydney Academy High School in 2006, he had his plans for the future all lined up. “My More »

CBU To Lead in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Cape Breton University (CBU) is one of fifteen universities in Canada to be awarded an inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Capacity-Building Grant. A two-year program, CBU was awarded $191,800 for year one and $191,300 for year two. Announced last week, the program aims to foster EDI in the Canadian post-secondary research enterprise through More »

From Island to Island: Meet CBU Alumni Brent Foote

When CBU Alumni Brent Foote came to Cape Breton from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, for his studies, he fell in love with the island so much he had to come back! A 2017 graduate of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies, Sport & Physical Activity Leadership program, Brent was initially drawn to CBU for the ease More »

CBU to Host Inaugural High School Theatre Festival

From May 17 – 19, Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre and the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education Fine Arts department will host the inaugural Cape Breton High School Theatre Festival at the Boardmore Playhouse. The non-competitive Festival is an exciting opportunity for students to perform, participate in workshops and to share their work More »

Together Again – Meet the Peck Family

The Peck family grew up in the Sydney River area, but as the five children got older, they began to drift off in their own directions. Now spread across Arizona, Toronto, Antarctica and Australia, it’s not often that brothers Joe, Andy, Kelly, Ian and their sister, Jana, find themselves in the same place at the More »