Best of 2019

As 2019 winds down and the CBU community prepares to ring in the new year, we’d like to invite you on a journey down memory lane as we reflect on some of the year’s most exciting highlights. 2019 has been a year of growth, innovation and excellence here at CBU, and we’re so thankful to our community for sharing in this incredible journey with us. We’re proud to present the highlights of 2019! 

We launched a new brand August brought the excitement of a new brand for Cape Breton University, a brand that expresses our strategic ambition and strong connection to the Island. The brand reflects who we are and what we stand for, and includes a refreshed visual identity and logo. 

Our CAPERS soccer teams made AUS history (again!) Cape Breton University became the first university in AUS history to host both the Men’s and Women’s AUS Championships in back-to-back years. Both teams defended their titles and went on to Nationals to represent CBU. 

We hosted some incredible events From academic conferences, to athletic championships, celebrations and more, campus has been bustling with excitement all year long. 

Empowering Women in Chemistry

Mardi Gras

International Women’s Day

Research Month

Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference

President’s Leadership Dinner

Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships

Tourism Innovator’s Summit

Leader’s Edge: Canada’s Premiere Student Leadership Conference

The Largest Fall Convocation in CBU History

We developed new partnerships CBU values cooperation and working together for the common good, so we’re proud of the MOU agreements and other partnerships that came together in 2019. 

Human Nutrition Articulation Agreement with StFX

Expanded MOU with the Gaelic College


In Business MOU with MUN

MOU with Canadian Armed Forces

Our students shared their stories We are so proud of our hardworking students and everything they have accomplished in 2019. Here are a few of the great stories they shared with us this year. 

Ciera Disipio Named U-Sports Top 8 Academic All-Canadian

Hannah Brown: Making the Most of Her Last Year as a Caper

Brittany Zhu: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Collaboration

Working Together for Positive Mental Health

The Value of Education: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Hannah Kosick: Leading Through Sustainability

Karly Bernard: Powering Resilience Through Experiential Learning

Rachael Murphy: Co-op Experience

Samual Shaji: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Bertram Bernard: CBU Student Goes to Harvard

Keira Whited: My CBU Story

Yiran Zhu: My CBU Story

Mother and Son Take on University Together

Sarah Boudreau: Excelling at Undergraduate Research

Brady Doucette: Holistic Learning in the BASE Program

Brooke Ramsay: Orientation Coordinator

Andrew Macleod: Bringing Business to Life

Alex Kuchma: Hip-Hop Meets History

Khoa Doan: My CBU Story

Charlie Waters: Back With a Vengeance

Beth Carmichael: Inspired by Compassion

Special guests came to visit Throughout the year, amazing guests from around the world were invited to campus. 

Grammy Nominated Musician Fodé Lassana Diabaté

Honorary Degree Recipients Patricia Jackson and Bruce Guthro

Hockey Superstar Guy LaFleur

Honorary Degree Recipient Ovide Mercredi

Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson and Claire Mowat

Our researchers continued to innovate Researchers at CBU have been doing groundbreaking work throughout the year, helping CBU become a global leader across various fields. Here is a sample of that exciting work.

Stephanie Gilbert, Kathy Snow, and Leslie Wardley Insight Development Funding

Tuma Young Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Stephen Augustine Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Rod Nicholls: Spirituality – New Age Nonsense? Or a New Field of Inquiry?

Allison Mackie: What Happens to THC After the Human Body is Finished With it?

Lachlan MacKinnon and Bettina Callary Canada Research Chairs

CBU Researchers Awarded $850,000 Research Grant

We had some exciting announcements and initiatives Growth has been in the air at CBU this year, check out these exciting announcements and projects!

New ERP Announcement

Largest Solar Installation Project on Cape Breton Island

Incorporating Robotics Into Course Offerings

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Project

Capers in the Community

Labour Market Initiative

World Tourism Institute

Bike Share Program

On-Campus Bus Shelter

Thanks to you, all of this was possible. We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!