May 2013

New Novel Chronicles Deportation-era Family

The life of Jeanne Dugas of Acadia A new true life fiction novel from Cape Breton University Press chronicles the remarkable life of one of the founding families of Chéticamp. The title character of Jeanne Dugas of Acadia, was born of Acadian parents at Louisbourg in 1731. For more than thirty years, she and her More »

CBU Education Department Donates to Scholarship

The Education Department made a donation to the Marvin Harvey Scholarship with funds raised through the Think Recycle initiative. The Department has been providing a drop off for printer cartridges, cell phones and small electronics such as digital cameras and MP3 players. The recycling initiative has resulted in hundreds of items being safely and responsibly More »

Shannon School of Business Advisory Board Welcomes New Member

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to have Stacey MacNeil, Chief Communications Officer at Collins Aerospace as a member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board (SSOB). With an extensive career in communications management and public relations, MacNeil’s expertise will complement the knowledge-base and guidance being provided by members of an already impressive SSOB More »

Student Loan Session

Cape Breton University is holding two sessions to help incoming CBU students and their parents/guardian apply for Nova Scotia Student Assistance. Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Computer lab Marvin Harvey Building To book your spot, please contact or phone 902-563-1650.

CBU Mall of Science takes over the Mayflower Mall

Gourmet insect tasting, liquid nitrogen ice cream, magic shows and more will be on display during Cape Breton University’s (CBU) third annual Mall of Science event being held on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mayflower Mall. This interactive event is open to the public, with a purpose of promoting More »

NSRIT and CFI Award Funds to CBU Researcher

Dr. Heather Sparling, an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Arts and Social Sciences has recently been awarded funding to augment and expand existing infrastructure at Cape Breton University (CBU). This funding will allow for a technological upgrade of the Rotary Music Performance Room and Digitization Lab, as well as an affiliated research room and More »

Creative Community Business Conference Innovation, Change, and Sustainability

The Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business is dedicated to advancing community capacity in innovation and sustainability, and we are pleased to organize a multidisciplinary conference on Creative Community Business. Community-owned and community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for over a century and recent innovative practices have More »

Cape Breton University to hold Information Session on new Music Program

An information session on the recently announced Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) major in music program is being held at Cape Breton University (CBU) on May 21 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Rotary Music Performance Room (CE-241). The session is being held for anyone interested in learning more about the program. Dr. More »

Cape Breton University Spring Convocation to be Celebrated This Weekend

Local Physician and Grammy Award-Winning Artist to Receive Honorary Degrees Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 630 graduates during its Spring Convocation ceremony being held on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at the CBU Canada Games Complex. In addition to honouring the academic achievements of the 2013 graduating class, More »