November 2017

CBU Shares Research with Local Members of Parliament

Today, Cape Breton University welcomed MP Rodger Cuzner and staff from the Honourable Mark Eykings’s Office to learn about research being led at Cape Breton University.  The session was being held as part of a Universities Canada led initiative, Bold Thinking, Better Solutions, to showcase the need to invest in university research in order to More »

CBU Congratulates Chief Terry Paul on Being Named to the Order of Canada

Today, Cape Breton University is congratulating Chief Terry Paul of Membertou on being named to the Order of Canada. A great friend, mentor and leader, Chief Terry has provided guidance to CBU as a member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board and is a strong proponent for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal More »

J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture Series Celebrates Cricket with its 19th Feature

Cape Breton University will present the nineteenth annual J.B. McLachlan lecture this year on November 23, 2017, at the Old Bank Building at 175 Charlotte Street in Sydney. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by John Reid, a member of the Department of History and professor at Saint Mary’s University. The More »

Boardmore Theatre Tackles Impact of Social Media

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre will grapple with the impact of social media on today’s youth in its upcoming production of Evan Placey’s play, Girls Like That.  Under the direction of Mike McPhee, the play will be on stage November 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and November 26 at 2 p.m. More »

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation and Cape Breton University to Celebrate Victor J. Harriss Estate Gift on National Philanthropy Day

On November 15, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation will join Cape Breton University to honour and celebrate the Legacy Gift of the late Victor Harriss as part of National Philanthropy Day activities. Victor J. Harriss was a successful local entrepreneur with a long business history in this community and he took pleasure in expanding More »

CBU mourns the loss of Harold Schwartz – A message from the President

We, here at Cape Breton University (CBU), were saddened to learn of the passing of longtime supporter and friend, Mr. Harold Schwartz. In 2006, Mr. Schwartz became an inaugural member of CBU’s Shannon School of Business Advisory Board. For more than 40 years, his business was a cornerstone of the Cape Breton economy. As a More »

International students busting barriers with inclusive Christmas celebration

International students at Cape Breton University are holding a special Christmas celebration which will bring together Celtic, Chinese and Korean culture. On November 23, CBU’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management Class will present a Chinese Korean Christmas Ceilidh, where guests will have the opportunity to see the food, decor, music, and spirit that go hand in More »

CAPERS Soccer Coaches Named National Award Winners

Both the Men’s and Women’s CAPERS Soccer coaches have been named Coach of the Year by U SPORTS. U Sports is the national governing body of university sport in Canada, comprising the majority of degree-granting universities in the country. COACH OF THE YEAR: Dean Morley, Cape Breton University This marks the first time Dean Morley More »

Art and Science Fusion a Natural Fit at Cape Breton University

From November 16 – 18, educators, academics, students, organizations and community members interested in the creative economy will come together at Cape Breton University to collaborate and celebrate ArtSci STEAM. While STEM is science, technology, engineering and mathematics; art is rapidly being incorporated into educational science practices as a way of creative learning, known as More »

CAPERS Rugby takes the 2017 Wood Cup

The CAPERS Men’s Rugby team claimed the 2017 Wood Cup this past weekend when they defeated St. Francis Xavier in the Nova Scotia Division II Championship. With a final score of 46-14, the CAPERS earned the right to advance to the Maritime Final being held next weekend in New Brunswick. “It was a really well-rounded More »