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SIFE Cape Breton Recognized With Two National Titles

This week Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Cape Breton travelled to Toronto, Ont. to compete in SIFE Canada nationals. The team consisted of 13 CBU students and staff advisor, Matt Stewart, a business counselor at CBU’s Small Business Development Centre (SBDC). With 2011 being the teams first full year of operation they were nominated for More »

Cape Breton University and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Sign Gift Agreement

$500,000 in Support of Aboriginal Awards Today, Cape Breton University proudly announced and signed a $500,000 gift agreement with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in support of Aboriginal student awards. The Irving Shipbuilding Awards will be available to Aboriginal undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies in environmental remediation and management.  Three scholarships and two bursaries More »

CBU Celebrates 2011 Spring Convocation

Cape Breton University is celebrating the successes of 571 students during its 2011 Spring Convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Students from 18 countries including Canada, China and Egypt are set to walk across the stage to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines. They will be proudly welcomed into the More »

LeFort Biographer at Puffin Gallery

Book about Canada’s “artist in wool” Shortlisted for Award The Atlantic Book Awards festival kicks off Friday, May 13, including an appearance by Cape Breton author Daniel Doucet at Puffin Gallery, Historic Properties, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doucet’s biography of Élizabeth LeFort – Canada’s Artist in Wool / L’artiste canadienne de la laine (CBU Press) More »

CBU Promotes Safety With Tomorrow’s Leaders

CBU’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is participating in the North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week May 4 to 11, 2011. The NAOSH slogan is “Health and Safety: a Commitment for Life!” What better way to do this than by taking safety to our leaders of tomorrow – the children in More »

Science Rendezvous – CBU Mall of Science

The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) Committee at Cape Breton University is teaming up with other CBU science departments to bring Science Rendezvous to the local community. Also known as the Mall of Science, the event is taking place at the Mayflower Mall in Sydney, N.S. on Saturday, May 7, starting at 12 noon. The More »

Supporting Internationalization – Connecting Students, Faculty and Community

Cape Breton University is pleased to be the host campus for the 2011 Canadian Bureau for International Education Atlantic Chapter Conference titled Supporting Internationalization – Connecting Students, Faculty and Community from May 17-18. This conference will provide delegates with a platform to further discuss post-secondary internationalization efforts in Atlantic Canada, network with like-minded colleagues and More »

CBU Board of Governors Approve 2011-12 Operating Budget

The Cape Breton University Board of Governors was tasked today with making significant decisions as they addressed and approved the 2011-12 Operating Budget of almost $41 million. President and Vice-Chancellor John Harker noted that, “The budget document presented to the Board is the product of an unprecedented level of institutional and academic planning within CBU More »

New Children’s Books Explore Marine Life

A trilogy of natural science books for young readers is being published by Cape Breton University Press. Dealing with marine life in the Atlantic region (seals, salmon and lobster), official launches of the three books will take place at elementary schools in Sydney Mines and Port Hawkesbury, May 4-5. Schnider: A Harp Seal Story, Selina: More »