December 2015

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from knowledge keepers of Mi’kma’ki is the focus and title of a new course being offered at Cape Breton University (CBU) starting in January 2016.  Responding to the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), this course will provide CBU students and the public with an opportunity to learn about the rich More »

Exciting Initiatives Focused on Indigenization

This has been an exciting time at Unama’ki College, and we are pleased to be working on many innovative initiatives that will support students, staff, faculty, and our greater community in learning more about Mi’kmaq culture, history, and ways of knowing. As we come to an end of 2015, I wanted to take this opportunity to More »

CBU Recognized as Clean Climate Leader

On Friday, December 11, Cape Breton University was named a climate leader by Clean and the Ecology Action Centre for its wind farm project at the Clean Climate Leadership Showcase held in Halifax.  The wind farm, which will be fully operational in January, will make CBU the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America and quite More »

Cape Breton Liberation Army Lives Again

“Down with the causeway!” That refrain became part of Cape Breton vernacular through the comic stylings of General John Cabot Trail, a.k.a. the late Dave Harley, of the satirical Cape Breton Liberation Army (CBLA). The CBLA and its generals were the brainchild of Sydney Mines native Paul “Moose” MacKinnon, whose self-published Old Trout Funnies satirized More »

CBU Student Ammar Tayeb Takes Home Vital Award

CBU Student Ammar Tayeb from Saudi Arabia has been recognized as a Vital International Student and Volunteer to the Cape Breton University community during the second Vital Cape Breton Awards on December 3, 2015. Ammar first came to Cape Breton University five years ago, beginning with CBU’s English as a second language program, Ammar soon More »

Crawford Chair’s Mary Beth Doucette Wins Vital Cape Breton Excellence Award

CBU Alumna Mary Beth Doucette has been recognized as a vital part of the Mi’Kmaw community during the second Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards on December 3, 2015. Mary Beth has a degree in Industrial Engineering for Dalhousie and a Master of Business Administration, Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University. Currently holding the position More »

CBU Wins Vital Cape Breton Excellence Award

Cape Breton University was honored on December 3, 2015, with a Vital Cape Breton Excellence Award for being a driving force behind employing youth in Cape Breton. “We are delighted to receive this Vital Cape Breton Excellence Award,” says Dr. David Wheeler, President of CBU. “The contributions that CBU’s youth workforce provides are invaluable. From More »

Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation Launches at CBU

A unique graduate learning experience is set to launch in Canada and internationally in February 2016. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI) at Cape Breton University (CBU) will offer a flexible online program delivery designed for part time study that can be completed in 36 months. This program is being More »