April 2016

Well-Known Cape Breton Businessman, Martin Chernin, to Receive Honorary Degree

Cape Breton University is delighted to announce that Mr. Martin Chernin will be recognized next month during its Spring Convocation with an honorary Doctor of Letters. Born during the Second World War to a family of grocers and wholesalers, Chernin has led efforts to modernize Cape Breton’s communications infrastructure and commercial real-estate sector. As president More »

CBU to Recognize Cape Breton Fiddler with Honorary Degree

This week, venues are bouncing with sounds of musical talent from around the east coast as Sydney, NS, plays host to the 2016 East Coast Music Week (ECMW) from April 13 – 17. At the same time, Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to announce that internationally-acclaimed Cape Breton fiddler, Ashley MacIsaac, will be recognized More »

Emma Deveau – Excellence in Nursing

CBU was a natural fit for Emma Deveau after growing up in the small, but beautiful French town of Cheticamp. “I wanted to be close to my family and my dog Marley! I’m now a very proud member of the orange army,” Emma says. Emma was the recipient of an excellence award at the 2015 More »

New Songs of Steel, Coal and Protest CD Released

Strikes, lock outs and harsh working conditions at the steel plant, the many duties of miners’ wives, union struggles to win a living wage, and the feelings of workers and their families when their steel mill or coal mine shuts down:  these are just a few of the stories told in a new CD being More »

Building Community Connectivity through CBU’s Cooperative Study Club

Bright curtains and handmade tables repurpose an old classroom in Sydney’s North End and easily lend a relaxed atmosphere to CBU’s Cooperative Study Club (CSC). It’s tricky to define a typical gathering at the CSC, but they all share a genuine enthusiasm for learning and sharing in common. Discussions about food security, philosophy, theatre, popular More »

Allison MacDonald: Lending a Helping Hand through a BScN

Confidence through the good days and motivation during the tough days is what Allison MacDonald, second-year nursing student, considers key to being a successful student. Allison is originally from Glace Bay and chose CBU because she wanted to experience university with the comfort of her home town being nearby. Allison says that CBU really recreates More »