October 2010

Cape Breton University Launches Annual Giving Campaign

This week marked the launch of Cape Breton University’s Annual Giving Campaign, the primary initiative that supports the university’s scholarship and bursary program each year. The Annual Giving Campaign encourages the university’s 14,000 plus alumni members to give back to their alma mater by increasing current commitments or by making a one-time donation to the More »

Chemistry Seminar at CBU

Dr. Head-Gordon of the University of California, Berkely to Speak (Sydney, NS) – On Wednesday, October 20, Cape Breton University welcomes Dr. Martin Head-Gordon of the University of California, Berkely, as part of the CBU Department of Chemistry seminars that have been taking place throughout the fall.  Dr. Head-Gordon’s presentation titled Modern Density Functional Theory More »

To Capture Light Comes to CBU Boardmore Playhouse

To Capture Light, a new work from Mary-Colin Chisholm, is coming to the CBU Boardmore Playhouse, October 22-23.  Produced by Mulgrave Road Theatre, in conjunction with Luna Sea Theatre, To Capture Light is part of an ongoing commitment by CBU to bring professional theatre to local audiences. Under the direction of Mary Vingoe, To Capture More »

CBU’s Enrolment Results Favourable

Enrolment numbers reported to the Atlantic Association of Universities for the 2010-11 academic year show some very positive results for CBU. According to President & Vice-Chancellor John Harker there are several encouraging indicators that speak to both growth and stability. “In a highly competitive recruitment environment, CBU is experiencing an increase in full-time undergraduate students, More »

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 »