January 2018

CBU Board of Governors Names Next President

The Cape Breton University Board of Governors is excited to announce that David C. Dingwall will be the next President & Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University. This news comes after an exhaustive and comprehensive search process that included broad stakeholder consultation, as well as input from a community group who voluntarily led 21 focus groups More »

Viola Desmond Designated National Historic Person

Viola Desmond has officially been designated a national historic person by the Government of Canada. The Viola Desmond Chair of Social Justice was notified of the development by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “This designation recognizes the importance of Viola Desmond not only as a Canadian civil rights icon but as pioneer More »

A Week of Wellness at CBU

Wellness Week is recognized by multiple organizations and communities around the world to support all aspects of health. Cape Breton University takes part in Wellness Week and uses it as a time to show students the services that are offered on campus and in the surrounding community for mental and physical well being. It is More »

CBU to Offer Mi’kmaw Language Lessons for Faculty and Staff

The Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Mi’kmaq Language Lab) at Cape Breton University will present a series of Mi’kmaq language classes designed for non-speaking faculty and staff at CBU. The Mi’kmaq Language Learning Series will consist of five one-hour lessons that will run on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon on various dates in January More »

CBU’s David Johnson to Launch Battle Royal

Cape Breton University and the Old Sydney Society will join together to host a book launch for Dr. David Johnson’s new book, Battle Royal: Monarchists vs. Republicans and the Crown of Canada (Dundurn Press, 2018). The event will take place on Tuesday, January 23, from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Old Sydney Society. “I wrote Battle More »

CBU looks to Create Healthy Individuals for Healthy Communities through Bibliotherapy

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Dr. Julie Sutherland will present a talk entitled, “Healthy Individuals for Healthy Communities: Restoring and Reinvigorating the Mind through Bibliotherapy.” The lunchtime presentation will be held in the library student lounge at Cape Breton University. Bibliotherapy is the complementary treatment of stress, anxiety and other conditions through slow reading. Those More »