October 2014

CAPERS Soccer stars take home AUS MVP Titles

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) 2014 women's and men’s soccer all-stars and major award winners as selected by the conference's 10 head coaches following regular season play at Thursday night's awards banquet, hosted in Halifax by Dalhousie University. Fourth-year Cape Breton Capers striker Karolyne Blain was named the AUS most valuable player for women’s soccer for More »

Beaton Institute celebrates World Day for Audio-visual Heritage

From October 27 – 30, Cape Breton University’s Beaton Institute will be celebrating UNESCO World Day for Audio-visual Heritage 2014. The Beaton will be showcasing several rare recordings and videos from the Institute’s Audio-visual Collection through social media. Highlights include a 1929 newsreel of the first landing of a transcontinental flight in Cape Breton, a More »

16th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture Focuses on a More Just Globalization

Terry Gibbs, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University, will explore the human rights and environmental consequences of Canadian mining operations in Latin America during the 16th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture. The lecture will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 12 – 1 p.m., in the Sydney More »

Sweet 16 for Karolyne Blain

CBU sniper sets AUS scoring record Fourth-year striker Karolyne Blain of the Cape Breton University Capers women's soccer team etched her name into the AUS record books Sunday. The Sudbury, ON native scored twice in a 5-1 road victory over the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers Sunday giving her an AUS single season record More »

CBU Celebrates the Success of Graduates with Fall Convocation Ceremony

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 230 graduates at its Fall Convocation ceremony. In addition to recognizing the academic achievements of the Fall 2014 graduating class, CBU will bestow honorary degrees on two strong community leaders. Aboriginal leader and youth mentor, Wabanakwut Kinew will receive a Doctor of Letters, honoris More »

CBU Press books adopted for Ontario reading program

Sydney, NS, October 15, 2014 – Two CBU Press books have been nominated for Canada’s largest recreational reading program, the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading awards. The October 15 announcement of nominees for the Silver Birch Award for fiction, revealed that the novel Me and Mr. Bell, by Philip Roy was among ten More »

CBU Alumnus to become CFO of Bell Canada

Glen LeBlanc, currently Chief Financial Officer of BCE affiliate Bell Aliant, will become Chief Financial Officer of BCE and Bell Canada when Siim Vanaselja retires in the second quarter of 2015. Glen was born and raised in Sydney, NS. In 1986, he began his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at CBU and was a member More »

CBU and NSCC Strengthen Relationship with Articulation Agreements

Representatives from Cape Breton University (CBU) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will gather on Thursday, October 16, 2014, to sign two articulation agreements that will make it easier for college graduates to become university graduates. “CBU has always valued prior learning and our very core philosophy is that we recognize the value of learning which More »