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CBU to introduce new Interdisciplinary Degree in Environment

Cape Breton University is excited to offer a new and innovative, interdisciplinary degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BAS Environment). BAS Environment provides the opportunity for CBU students to constructively and profoundly engage with issues relating to sustainability, environment and community in practical ways. The first class of students will enrol in September More »

Brianna Desveaux awarded scholarship to conduct research in Germany

Brianna Desveaux is currently in the third year of her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Chemistry, and is also studying toward her diploma in engineering at Cape Breton University. She was recently awarded the Liebig Scholarship from the University of Giessen in Germany. Valued at $8,000, the scholarship gives students from around the world More »

Cape Breton University to Celebrate National Co-operative Education Week

Cape Breton University will celebrate National Co-operative Education Week from March 20-24. The awareness week is held every year in March to encourage the celebration of Co-operative Education among student and employer fans of Co-op, while fostering awareness of the Co-op and Canadian Association For Co-operative Education (CAFCE) among new audiences. “University co-op programs are More »

Be Bold for Change: International Women’s Day 2017

A message from Interim President Dale Keefe: Cape Breton University is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day; a day to recognize the accomplishments of women and to acknowledge that challenges must be overcome in the pursuit for gender parity. This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change. On this International Women’s Day, I challenge the More »

CAPERS Women Claim AUS Championship

The Acadia Axewomen and the Cape Breton CAPERS faced off in the Subway AUS Women’s Basketball Championship final, March 5, at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.  The CAPERS earned a 79-61 win and the 2017 conference title—their first since 2011.   Cape Breton’s Valentina Primossi (Trieste, Italy) posted 19 points, three rebounds and one assist in the victory.  The Axewomen got off to an More »

CBU joins Learning Beyond Borders initiative

Cape Breton University has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders initiative to get more Canadian students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. While CBU currently has a International Student & Study Abroad Centre dedicated to help students embark on such learning experiences, uptake on the program has More »

Alison Keough named AUS Most Valuable Player

On Thursday, March 2, Capers Athlete Alison Keough was named the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Women’s Basketball Most Valuable Player for the 2016-2017 season. The six-foot-one forward received the recognition during the annual AUS Basketball Championship Awards Banquet in Halifax. Alison is the fourth player from the Capers to be named MVP and the first More »

Digital Interns on the Move at CBU

Funding for a pilot program from the Provincial Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage has allowed Dr. Marcia Ostashewski of CBU’s Centre for Sound Communities to recently hire ten Digital Interns, including two Coordinators, through the recently launched Nova Scotia Digital Youth Internship Program. The program supports youth in gaining a wide range of digital More »

CBS to Share the Story of Viola Desmond

While Nova Scotians have known the story of Viola Desmond and her brave stand for social justice for some time now, the story recently gained national attention when it was announced that the African Nova Scotian woman will be the first woman, besides the Queen, to appear on a Canadian banknote. Now, the story gains More »

Nichelle Googoo: Making a Smooth Transition

When it came time to choose a university, Nichelle Googoo knew exactly where she wanted to be: surrounded by friends and family. Residing in Eskasoni, Nichelle felt that Cape Breton University was the best place to begin her post secondary journey. “I chose CBU because it was close to home, and I knew I would More »