May 2011

Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools

Cape Breton University Art Gallery in partnership with Unama’ki College is honoured to host Where are the Children?, an archival photo exhibition that explores the history and legacy of Canada’s Residential School System. This educational exhibit will be on display at the Gallery from June 2 until September 16, the public opening is Thursday, June More »

Aboriginal Education, Economic Sustainability and Environment on CBU Agenda for Governor General

Cape Breton University is showcasing its history and leadership in Aboriginal education during the Governor General of Canada’s visit to campus on Thursday, June 2.  Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will learn about CBU’s thirty-five year relationship with local and regional Aboriginal communities and the significant milestones that speak More »

SIFE Cape Breton Recognized With Two National Titles

This week Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Cape Breton travelled to Toronto, Ont. to compete in SIFE Canada nationals. The team consisted of 13 CBU students and staff advisor, Matt Stewart, a business counselor at CBU’s Small Business Development Centre (SBDC). With 2011 being the teams first full year of operation they were nominated for More »

Cape Breton University and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Sign Gift Agreement

$500,000 in Support of Aboriginal Awards Today, Cape Breton University proudly announced and signed a $500,000 gift agreement with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in support of Aboriginal student awards. The Irving Shipbuilding Awards will be available to Aboriginal undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies in environmental remediation and management.  Three scholarships and two bursaries More »

CBU Celebrates 2011 Spring Convocation

Cape Breton University is celebrating the successes of 571 students during its 2011 Spring Convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Students from 18 countries including Canada, China and Egypt are set to walk across the stage to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines. They will be proudly welcomed into the More »

LeFort Biographer at Puffin Gallery

Book about Canada’s “artist in wool” Shortlisted for Award The Atlantic Book Awards festival kicks off Friday, May 13, including an appearance by Cape Breton author Daniel Doucet at Puffin Gallery, Historic Properties, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doucet’s biography of Élizabeth LeFort – Canada’s Artist in Wool / L’artiste canadienne de la laine (CBU Press) More »

CBU Promotes Safety With Tomorrow’s Leaders

CBU’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is participating in the North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week May 4 to 11, 2011. The NAOSH slogan is “Health and Safety: a Commitment for Life!” What better way to do this than by taking safety to our leaders of tomorrow – the children in More »

Science Rendezvous – CBU Mall of Science

The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) Committee at Cape Breton University is teaming up with other CBU science departments to bring Science Rendezvous to the local community. Also known as the Mall of Science, the event is taking place at the Mayflower Mall in Sydney, N.S. on Saturday, May 7, starting at 12 noon. The More »