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2010-11 Shannon School of Business Visiting Lecture Series

Air Travel Today Challenges and Opportunities Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business has partnered with the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce to bring Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning, WestJet, as part of the 2010-11 Shannon School of Business Visiting Lecture Series. The event, Air Travel Today – Challenges and Opportunities, More »

12th Annual J. B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

The Department of History and Fine Arts at Cape Breton University in partnership with the James Bryson McLachlan Commemorative Society present the 12th Annual J. B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture on Friday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sydney Credit Union Boardroom (CE 265). This year, Professor Peter McInnis, an historian at St. FX, will More »

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 »