As a multicultural campus, with students coming from various cultural backgrounds to study at CBU (more than 40 countries comprise our student body), Cape Breton University has many reasons to celebrate its diversity.
Many of these celebrations are student-led and provide the entire CBU community and wider community of Cape Breton with opportunities to learn from students and engage in cultural sharing.
To start the New Year, we are excited to host Multiversity Wear The Hijab Day on Thursday, January 14 from 12 noon to 3 pm in the Multiversity Learning Centre. The event will begin with a student-led presentation focused on the cultural significance of the hijab. Following the presentation, female students from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Nigeria and Yemen will be present to share different styles of the hijab and assist people who are interested in trying one on.
The hope is to foster understanding between cultures and to educate people about the hijab and what it represents.
Fourth year business student, Suzan Gharbawi, is helping to organize the event and sees it as a great opportunity to educate people about the hijab. “I am really looking forward to sharing this small piece of my culture with others and hope that by hosting cultural sharing events like this that people will become more familiar with aspects of my culture.”
Watch for more exciting cultural events from Cape Breton University including Chinese New Year, Afro-Caribbean Night, the Multiversity Gala and more!