November 2012

Cape Breton University Hosts Annual Honours Banquet

On Friday, November 30, Cape Breton University (CBU) together with the Cape Breton University Students’ Union is hosting its annual Honours Banquet to recognize the outstanding academic performance of CBU students. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. and is taking place in the CBU Commons (cafeteria area). “The Honours Banquet is one key way in More »

A Week Defined by Aboriginal Economic Development

It was a week that began with candid discussion with Aboriginal business students about how to create interest in the study of business amongst Aboriginal youth and ended with an in-depth dialogue between academics and industry professionals focused on partnerships in Aboriginal economic development.  Central to this week-long conversation, which sparked new ideas, collaborative opportunities More »

MOU Signed between Cape Breton University and 36 Combat Engineer Regiment

Today, Cape Breton University and 36 Combat Engineer Regiment, Victoria Park signed a five year co-operative educational and employment opportunity agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding is a renewal of an existing relationship that is expected to be beneficial for CBU Engineering Technology Diploma and Degree students. The agreement establishes that the Military will offer CBU More »

Cape Breton University Hosts Eco-Challenge as Part of AUCC Open Doors. Open Knowledge

On November 20, Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (Verschuren Centre) is hosting an eco-challenge for close to 40 local high school students, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  It will be a morning filled with learning and engagement, where students will be introduced to the environmental sustainability initiatives currently More »

Joseph P. Shannon – 2013 Inductee to Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Cape Breton University offers congratulations to Joe Shannon, President, Atlantic Corporation Limited and Chair of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board, on his up-coming induction to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame slated for May 1, 2013.  In issuing the announcement of its four inductees, the CBHA notes that “Each year the Canadian Business More »

Boardmore Playhouse Hosts Play of a Cape Breton Story

Post war industrial Cape Breton is the backdrop for the Cape Breton University (CBU) Boardmore Theatre’s production of The Company Store, which takes the stage November 22. Written by playwright Mary Vingoe and directed by Todd Hiscock, the production will run until December 2. The Company Store is the story of Ian MacDonald who comes More »

Soft Forces Shapes the Career of Cape Breton Artist Gordon Kennedy

On Friday, November 16, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery will open an exhibition of recent work by Cape Breton sculptor, Gordon Kennedy. The exhibition, entitled Soft Forces, reveals five new metal sculptures that reflect recent shifts in process that have allowed him to work in a much larger scale. Laura Schneider, Director/Curator of the More »

Mr. Stephen Augustine Appointed Principal of Unama’ki College

It is my pleasure to congratulate Mr. Stephen Augustine on his appointment as Principal of Unama’ki College.  Stephen has been actively engaged nationally in research and traditional knowledge with many organizations, including federal and provincial governments, the Assembly of First Nations and various Aboriginal communities across Canada.  He has long been a supporter of educational More »