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2010 Centre for Cape Breton Studies Celtic Colours Workshop and Lecture Series

Dr. Burt Feintuch, Tony McManus and More The Cape Breton University Centre for Cape Breton Studies, in association with Celtic Colours International Festival, proudly presents the Centre for Cape Breton Studies Celtic Colours Workshop & Lecture Series. The events take place at Cape Breton University from October 12-15. This year’s series is filled with interesting More »

Conversations on Culture

A new book from Cape Breton University Press and Utah State University Press, based on interviews carried out by American folklorist Burt Feintuch (University of New Hampshire), conveys the power of culture. The launch for In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Culture is taking place on Tuesday, October 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 More »

CBU Alumni Association’s Award Night Winners

On Wednesday, September 29, Cape Breton University celebrated the accomplishments of four distinguished alumni at the CBU Alumni Association’s Awards Gala, held for the first time at the university’s campus. “The Alumni Awards were established to give Cape Breton University the opportunity to celebrate our accomplished alumni. This year’s winners are four exceptional individuals who More »

CBU Boardmore Theatre Ready to Celebrate 40 Years of Theatre

Four decades of life, marriage, and even employment, are common milestones people celebrate everyday but 40 years of ground breaking theatre is reason to plan something spectacular. The CBU Boardmore Theatre is calling on all actors, directors, playwrights and technicians to be a part of this incredible Season of Plays. Artistic Director, Todd Hiscock, says More »

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada to Visit CBU

Will receive an honorary degree and launch the Sampson McDougall Allan E. Sullivan, Q.C. Public Lecture Series (Sydney, NS) – The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley M. McLachlin, P.C., will visit Cape Breton University (CBU) in October. Chief Justice McLachlin will receive an honorary doctorate of laws from More »

Official Opening and Dedication of Harriss Hall

CBUs Newest Residence Accommodation (Sydney, NS) – Today, Cape Breton University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. John Harker along with CBU Board of Governors Chair, Norma Boyd, officially opened and dedicated Harriss Hall, CBU’s newest residence accommodation and first dining hall. Named in honour of Victor J. Harriss, successful Cape Breton entrepreneur and one of CBU’s More »

CBU announces formation of Unama’ki College of Cape Breton University

Unama’ki College of Cape Breton University, under the leadership of Lindsay Marshall, will formally assume the tasks and responsibilities previously performed by the Mi’kmaq College Institute (MCI) as of July 1, 2010. Marshall will serve as Principal of Unama’ki College The transformation of MCI into Unama’ki College will signify greater autonomy and increased resources that More »

Cape Breton University’s Nursing Program is Recognized with Best in Canada

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) has announced a unanimous decision in favour of the accreditation of Cape Breton University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. This was CBU’s first accreditation review as an independent nursing program. CASN is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship, and represents baccalaureate and graduate More »