A regularly scheduled meeting of the Cape Breton University Board of Governors is being held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre in Wagmatcook First Nation. A prologue (in-camera) session will begin at 9:30 am. The meeting will open to the public at approximately 10:30 am, and all are welcome to attend. This marks the first time that the CBU Board of Governors have held its meeting outside of Cape Breton County.
“Cape Breton University is known as an Atlantic Canadian leader in Aboriginal post-secondary education, making it only fitting that we hold our first meeting outside of Cape Breton County in Wagmatcook First Nation. I, along with my Board colleagues, hope to see many community members, from various counties in the area, present at the meeting and look forward to the opportunity, following the formal proceedings, to discuss matters of Cape Breton Island’s only university with those in attendance,” says Robert Sampson, Chair, Cape Breton University Board of Governors.
In recent months, CBU senior administration have delivered a number of presentations to community groups across Cape Breton Island. The aim of the presentations was to strengthen relationships and provide an update on CBU activity. Hosting the Board of Governors meeting in Wagmatcook First Nation provides another opportunity for increased community connections between CBU and the many communities it serves.
In addition to regular board discussion items, the agenda will also include an update on the CBU Presidential Search, and Stephen Augustine, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affair and Unama’ki College, will share information on the strategic direction for Unama’ki College.