November 2011

CBU Art Gallery Provides Local Artisan Holiday Market

A Handmade Holiday – 2011 Local Artisan Market The CBU Art Gallery and Reloved Design are excited to present A Handmade Holiday, the first local holiday artisan market to take in the Great Hall, at the entrance to the CBU Art Gallery, on Monday, December 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Handmade Holidaywill More »

Wealth Strategies Focus of Shannon School of Business Lecture

Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business (SSOB) in partnership with the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Deans as the next presenter of its ongoing lecture series. A Lunch and Learn session titled Wealth Creating Strategies is taking place at 12 noon on Monday, November 28 at the More »

CBU Boardmore Theatre Launches 41st Season of Plays

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the first offering in the Boardmore Theatre’s 41st Season of Plays opening Thursday, November 24. This year’s season includes the American classic, Death of a Salesman, directed by Todd Pettigrew; the Canadian farce, The Last Resort, directed by Bruce Cathcart; The Elizabeth Boardmore One-act Play Festival, featuring five new plays More »

Head for the Hills at CBU Art Gallery

Art Gallery to Present Exhibition of Works by Halifax Artist David Diviney The Cape Breton University Art Gallery will open its latest exhibition, David Diviney: Head for the Hills on Friday, November 25 at 6 p.m. The exhibition will present 20 works of sculpture spanning 13 years of the artist’s career. Born in the Appalachian More »

Cape Breton Entrepreneurs Finalists For National Awards

Two successful Cape Breton businesswomen have been chosen as finalists in the 2011 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards from a field of over 3000 nominees. The awards recognize strong entrepreneurial vision, relentless passion and those who are positive role models for young women. Earlene Busch, owner of Chanterelle Country Inn and Cottages in St. Ann’s More »

Shakespeare is Back to Set the Record Straight, CBU Style

He's the greatest writer of all time, and he's got the ego to prove it! Will Shakespeare returns from the grave to clear up a misunderstanding concerning his final play, The Tempest. On November 16, 21 and 23, Scott Sharplin, a part-time lecturer at CBU, will be taking on the role of William Shakespeare and More »

CBU Political Scientist Releases Book on Running Effective Meetings

“Well-run meetings are hard to find,” argues a Cape Breton University political scientist in a new book aimed at members and chairpersons of large and small organizations. Dr. Tom Urbaniak is the author of Action, Accommodation, Accountability: Rules of Order for Canadian Organizations. Urbaniak will be signing copies at the CBU Art Gallery on Thursday, More »

Nova Scotian to be “knighted” by France

Historian John Johnston to receive Ordre des Palmes A Nova Scotian expert on 18th-century Louisbourg and Acadia, and author of numerous books on those subjects, will be named a Chevalier of The Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) by the French government – a rare honour for a foreigner. A.J.B. (John) Johnston, a More »

CBU Creates Global Legacy with Opening of Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment

Cape Breton University officially opened the $31.7 million Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment today with messages of optimism from both the public and private sectors. When funding was announced in 2009, CBU envisioned a facility to demonstrate appreciation and reverence for the natural Cape Breton environment and its unique cultural and More »