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Meet Scott Thomas, CBU’s Human Rights Officer

The role of a Human Rights Officer, particularly on a university campus, is diverse and ever-changing; Scott Thomas embraces that. Scott is the Human Rights Officer here at Cape Breton University, leading CBU’s initiatives in being a respectful campus. In his role, Scott provides the campus community with programs relating to diversity, inclusion, consent, bystander More »

CBU to Celebrate Great Leadership with Honorary Degrees

Cape Breton University will proudly celebrate the achievements of three Canadian leaders with Honorary Degrees at the 2018 Fall Convocation on Saturday, November 3, in Membertou, N.S. Cape Breton University will confer the degree Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, on a woman who has dedicated her life to advocating for the rights of Mi’kmaw people More »

Honouring of one of our former colleagues and Mi’kmaw Elder, Murdena Marshall

Cape Breton University is remembering and honouring of one of our former colleagues and Mi’kmaw Elder, Murdena Marshall. Murdena began her career at Cape Breton University in 1989 as the first full-time faculty member of the Mi’kmaq College Institute (now Unama’ki College). During her time with us she saw Indigenous student enrolment grow from just More »

From California to Cape Breton

Bachelor of Arts student Shanna Campbell has always loved the thought of getting on a plane and travelling to a place very different from her home in Los Angeles, California. Thanks to a study abroad partnership between Cape Breton University and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where Shanna is enrolled, she was able to do More »

CBU Hosts ARCASN Conference

On October 11-13, 2018, the Indigenous and Intercultural Diversity in Nursing conference was held on the Cape Breton University campus. The conference which was developed and hosted by the nursing department at CBU, marks part of the Atlantic Region – Canadian Association of Schools and Nursing annual conferences. ARCASN is an organization devoted to promoting More »

Boardmore Theatre Announces It’s 48th Season of Plays

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre is gearing up to begin its 48th season of plays. The season will kick off with a new James F.W. Thompson stage adaption of Night of the Living dead, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic horror movie in late October. James F.W Thompson, the play’s director, says that the More »

Meet Maria McIntyre, Coordinator of the CBU Women’s Centre

 Bachelor of Arts student, Maria MacIntyre, has a passion for advocacy and elevating student voices on campus. During her five years at CBU, Maria has been involved in the campus community in numerous capacities, including being a member of the Student Representative Council and holding the position of Student Representative for the School of Arts More »

CBU Research Aims to Re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake Oyster Industry

A team of researchers at Cape Breton University has undertaken a three-year project that may re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake oyster industry. The project, led by the Verschuren Centre, is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with a number of communities and More »

Cape Breton University Moves to a Smoke-Free Campus

Cape Breton University is moving to a smoke-free campus, effective October 17, 2018. The new Smoke-Free Campus Policy coincides with upcoming cannabis legislation, covers smoking tobacco and cannabis as well as the use of e-cigarettes and hookahs, and applies to students, employees, contract service workers and visitors to campus. There will be two designated smoking More »

CBU Student Awarded RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies student, Chase Valiant, has been awarded a $10,000 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship for his passion to lead and inspire positive change in his community. Chase, who will graduate in May of 2019, says he began volunteering because of a genuine desire to get involved in his community. After volunteering More »