Cape Breton University Hosts Annual Honours Banquet

On Friday, November 30, Cape Breton University (CBU) together with the Cape Breton University Students’ Union is hosting its annual Honours Banquet to recognize the outstanding academic performance of CBU students. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. and is taking place in the CBU Commons (cafeteria area).

“The Honours Banquet is one key way in which CBU celebrates academic excellence and one that I am pleased to see happen each year. We’ve set high academic standards, which makes achieving Dean’s List status no small feat. I commend each student for their hard work and determination, and the example they have set for their fellow students. The banquet will be a lovely evening celebrating the successes and academic achievements of our wonderful students,” says CBU President Dr. John Harker.

This year, 250 students are expected to attend the Honours Banquet where they will receive certificates citing their achievement. Greetings will come from CBU President Dr. John Harker, Students’ Union President Michelle Lahey and President of the CBU Alumni Association Derrick Hayes

“The Students’ Union takes pride in acknowledging those students who have studied hard during their academic year,” says Michelle Lahey, CBUSU President. “By giving these students the recognition they deserve, it could also help other students push themselves to accomplish the same goal.”

The guest speaker for this year’s Honours Banquet is Mr. Rany Ibrahim, a CBU alumnus, and current Marketing Manager of the Nova Scotia Provincial Government Office of Immigration.  As well, he is a member of the Cape Breton University Board of Governors and Senate.

Annually, approximately 500 students meet the academic standards to be on the university’s Dean’s List. To be considered for the Dean’s List, students must acquire an average of 80 per cent in all courses, without any failures.