October 2011

CBU Experiencing Growth and Expansion

The 2011 MacLean’s University Rankings were released today and, as expected, do not reflect a true sense of CBU’s student satisfaction and campus experience.  Aside from the financial criteria used for measurement, Maclean’s reported on key results from two national surveys, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC), More »

CBU Celebrates Fall Convocation

Cape Breton University is celebrating its 2011 Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. CBU will recognize the achievements of 257 students from 13 countries including Canada, Taiwan and Nigeria, who will join a proud alumni family of more than 15,000 members strong. Notably, honorary degrees are More »

Cape Breton University Bestows Honorary Degrees on Three Deserving Individuals

Jim Irving to Address Graduating Class Cape Breton University is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements, accomplished careers and community contributions of the 2011 honorary degree recipients – James D. Irving, Lloyd MacDonald and Teresa MacNeil. Cape Breton University will confer a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, on Jim Irving and Teresa MacNeil and a More »

Shannon School of Business Launches 2011-12 Lecture Series

Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business (SSOB) is pleased to present Andrew D. Gregson as the first lecturer for the 2011-12 SSOB lecture series. On Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre, Gregson will present Pricing Strategies for Small Businesses. The event is free and all are welcome to More »

13th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

Canada Research Chair in Public History to Speak Cape Breton University’s Department of History, along with the James Bryson McLachlan Commemorative Society is once again bringing our community’s rich history into focus with the 13th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture on Friday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sydney Credit Union Room.  Dr. Steven More »

CAPERS Fall Classic Women’s Basketball Friendship Games

Cape Breton University is hosting the CAPERS Fall Classic Women’s Basketball Friendship Games from October 21-23 at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. The three-day tournament will showcase basketball talent from around the world as teams participating include the Beijing Shougang Basketball Club, one the top women’s teams in China, the McMaster University Marauders from Hamilton, Ont. and More »

CBU 2011-12 Enrolment Results Favourable

CBU official enrolment numbers reported to the Atlantic Association of Universities for the 2011-12 academic year show very positive results for CBU.  According to President John Harker, there are several encouraging indicators that speak to both growth and stability. “In a highly competitive recruitment environment, CBU continues to be a vibrant, growing campus that is More »

CBU Alumni Association Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

 On Thursday, October 13, the Cape Breton University Alumni Association celebrated the accomplishments of four distinguished individuals at the 2011 Alumni Awards Gala at Cape Breton University.  “Each year, the CBU Alumni Association’s Alumni Awards Gala gives the Association and the university the opportunity to celebrate our accomplished alumni. This year’s winners are four exceptional More »

CBU’s Unama’ki College Celebrates Mi’kmaq History Month

Traditional Feast, Dancing, Crafts and Much More Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College is celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month with a series of vibrant events taking place October 16-20 on the CBU campus. The outdoor celebration is open to the university community and general public, admission is free and all members of the community are encouraged to More »

Rodeo Records Collection Added to CBU’s Beaton Institute Archive

Cape Breton University’s Beaton Institute is pleased to announce the exciting new acquisition of the Rodeo Records music label, a collection that documents Canada’s early recording era and features the Celtic label series of recordings, which includes an impressive catalogue of Cape Breton and Maritime artists dating back to 1933. The overall collection includes master More »