September 2017

President’s Message on Treaty Day

To the University Community: On October 1, Mi’kmaw communities from across Nova Scotia will celebrate Treaty Day in recognition of the Treaties signed between the British Crown and the Mi’kmaq. Celebrated since 1987, the day acknowledges that within the 1752 Treaty of Peace and Friendship a promise was made by the British Government to provide More »

CBU to Build Legacy Room and Honour Residential School Survivors

Cape Breton University has announced their commitment to participate in the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room Project and honor Residential School survivors on Friday, September 29, in an event hosted by the CBU Library at 10 a.m. As part of Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters, the event will serve to recognize the More »

Cape Breton University and Cape Breton Island Continue to Receive Unfair Share of Provincial Funding

Despite acknowledgement by the Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, that Cape Breton University and Acadia University were the only universities in the province that were adversely impacted by provincial funding changes made during the 2008-2011 period, CBU continues to receive no retroactive consideration from the Provincial Government to address these deficiencies. More »

Dr. Andrew Parnaby wins prestigious AAU Award

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Parnaby says that he chose a career in education when it became clear to him that he was never going to play second base for the New York Yankees. In what proved to be a wise move, he is now thriving in academia and is the 2017 recipient of the Association of More »

Dr. Beth Mason of CBU’s Verschuren Centre Named a Clean50 Award Honouree

Canada’s 2018 Clean50 Awards were announced today and Cape Breton University is proud to report that Dr. Beth Mason, Verschuren Centre CEO (Interim) and Industrial Research Fellow Bio-products, is among this elite group. “I am very honoured to be selected to receive this prestigious award and share the recognition with my Verschuren Centre team.  I More »

Psychology Student Helping Foster Change for Mental Health System

Sheryl Fogarty is a fourth-year Psychology student with a passion for studying mental health. She is co-president of the CBU Psychology Society and has first-hand experience in working with people who struggle with their mental health. For this reason, Sheryl is helping organize an upcoming event at CBU where community groups will come together and More »

CBU Student Organizes “Café” with Hope to Improve Mental Health System

 Lynn Harvey is a third-year Bachelor of Arts student, Honouring in Psychology. As Co-President of the CBU Psychology Society, she is helping organize a “Psychology Café,” to be led by Todd Leader who is an author, Glace Bay native and CBU alumnus. The Café aims to encourage students and attendees to think critically about how Cape Breton More »

Classes Focused on Story of Viola Desmond Being Offered as Facebook Live Event

As part of Cape Breton University’s commitment to open online learning, three classes from Viola Desmond’s Canada, a history course being delivered on campus this semester, will be streamed live through CBU’s Facebook page. The course is being offered by Dr. Graham Reynold, the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice and a Professor Emeritus at More »

Community Town Hall Date Set to Discuss Next President of CBU

The CBU Board of Governors’ Search Committee tasked with finding the next President of Cape Breton University is hosting a community town hall session on Monday, September 18 at 7 pm in CS-104 in the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University.  Members of the community are invited to join committee representatives to share insights and More »