February 2011

Mi’kmaq Cultural Hero, Social Media and Coastal Erosion Focus of Student Research Internships

During the 2010-11 academic year the Department of History at Cape Breton University introduced three new positions to its internship program. The program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to do research in the social sciences. Initially, launched in 2009, the Department works with several partners including the Beaton Institute, Louisbourg Institute, Parks Canada and More »

CBU Celebrates African Heritage Month

 In honour of African Heritage Month, Cape Breton University’s Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice, Dr. Graham Reynolds, is hosting an educational presentation titled, The Many Faces of Jim Crow: A Documentary History of Racial Discrimination & Segregation in Nova Scotia, on Monday, February 28 from 2-4 p.m. in CE-265. Wanda Robson, Viola Desmond’s sister, More »

Oklahoma! Opens at the Boardmore Playhouse

Oklahoma! is set to hit the stage on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. as part of the CBU Boardmore Theatre 40th Season of Plays. The musical takes place in Oklahoma Territory and tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. Directed by Bruce Cathcart and based on More »

CBU Alumni Association Celebrates 7th Annual CBU Night at the Nest

Screaming Eagles’ fans can expect a sea of orange to take over Centre 200 for the 7th Annual CBU Night at the Nest on Wednesday, February 16. Joined by the Orange Army, CBU alumni and friends will boisterously support the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles as they battle the Shawinigan Cataractes starting at 7 p.m. Cape More »

Updates from Canadian International College (CIC) in Egypt

February 14th, 2011…As the historic events of the past few weeks have unfolded in Cairo, Cape Breton University has watched and worried, hoped and cheered, along with the 2,400 students at our partner campus, the Canadian International College (CIC) in New Cairo, Egypt, and approximately 100 Egyptian students studying here in Sydney. On the day More »

CBU Participates in Three Highly Recognized Surveys

To build on Cape Breton University’s ongoing commitment to enhance the student educational experience, the University is participating in three well-established student surveys – National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) and the Globe and Mail Survey.  “Tell the Real CBU Story” is the platform for internal messaging to students More »