February 2016

Getting Beyond the Boom and Bust Mentality

A Program Officer of Marine Conservation at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Meaghan is responsible for bringing together diverse interests throughout Canada and the United States to resolve conflict and ensure a healthy ocean and sustainable communities. She explains, “I make grants and build partnerships with organizations, stakeholders, indigenous communities and all other levels More »

Popular Novel for Youth Now Includes Teaching Resource

CBU Press has just launched a free teaching resource for one of its most popular novels for young people. Published in 2012, Trapper Boy, by Sydney Mines writer Hugh R. MacDonald, has been used in a number of classroom settings already, says CBU Press editor-in-chief Mike Hunter. Set in a 1920s coal-mining town, Trapper Boy More »

Jordan Delaney – Passion for Music Paying Off

Playing music is something that comes naturally to Jordan Delaney of Port Hawkesbury. After playing guitar and fiddle for more than 8 years, Jordan decided to expand her passion for music by enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) Music major program. “I chose CBU because I wanted to stay in Cape Breton More »

CBU signs formal agreement with UPEI for Human Nutrition Transfer Option

Cape Breton University recently signed a formal articulation agreement with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) that will allow Bachelor of Science (BSc) students to earn an Honours BSc in Human Nutrition. “We are very happy about this new formal partnership with UPEI,” says Carolin Kreber, Dean of CBU’s School of Professional Studies. “This More »

CBU Nursing Students headed to Ecuador

A group of 21 fourth-year Bachelor of Science, Nursing students from Cape Breton University will participate in an international nursing experience when they head to Quito, Ecuador on February 19. The students, who have recently completed or are completing required clinical placements at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, will learn, teach, work, engage and immerse More »

Shakespeare’s Dog on Stage at Boardmore Playhouse

From February 23 – 28, Rick Chafe’s adaptation of Leon Rooke’s Shakespeare’s Dog will take the stage of the Boardmore Theatre. Directed by Todd Hiscock, this comedic and highly-favourable production is sure to arouse lots of laughter from the audience.  Show times are February 23-27 at 7 pm and February 28 at 2 pm.  The More »

Mike MacNeil – World Traveler and Future Nurse

For Mike MacNeil, choosing CBU was the best choice after being offered a $24,000 scholarship in his final year of high school. “CBU was close to home and my friends were going here, so I knew it would be a good fit. And I couldn’t turn the scholarship down!” says Mike. Mike is originally from More »

Elizabeth Arsenault – On a Pathway to Success

Each and every CBU student is on their own path. Although the starting point of each person’s journey may differ, the end result is always one of personal success. For Elizabeth Arsenault, her CBU story began as a Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Business Administration Diploma graduate. Thanks to the educational opportunities in place for More »

Wekatesk Augustine – Coaching for Success

When he isn’t winning multiple games of billiards in a row, Wekatesk Augustine can be found helping students succeed at CBU. From Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Wekatesk is a third-year student working toward a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Wekatesk enjoys learning in the classroom and knows the More »

Caitlin Bennett – A Familiar Face at CBU

For Caitlin Bennett, a fourth-year Bachelor of Science honours student, she knew that CBU was the right choice from the moment she took a tour of campus in her final year of high school. “The thing that stuck out to me was how many people said ‘hi’ to the recruitment officer as he showed me More »