Best of 2020

Although 2020 has had more than its share of challenges, the Cape Breton University community has come together to find bright spots and forge positive memories throughout the year. Some may feel it would be challenging to put together a “Best of 2020” list, but here at CBU we persevere and find the silver linings in every situation. We hope you enjoy this list of some of the wonderful things that happened at CBU this year. From all of us here at CBU, have a safe and happy holiday and we can’t wait to join you in a fresh start in 2021! 

Our Students Excelled Despite the Challenges

No surprise here, our students are known for their hard work and perseverance. Here are a few of our student-highlights for 2020: 

Our Faculty Adapted to Provide the Best Online Learning Experience Possible

We would like to give a special shout out to our faculty members who stepped up to the plate and adapted to remote and online teaching throughout the year. Your dedication has made all the difference to our students. 

Our Researchers Worked on Innovative Projects 

This is only a sample of the incredible work accomplished by our researchers in 2020. We can’t wait to see the new heights reached in 2021. 

Together, We Took a Stand Against Racism and Injustice

Anti-racism protests took place across North America in 2020, bringing attention to systemic racism and injustice faced by members of our community. As we look toward 2021, we vow to stand in solidarity and continue to learn and grow as an inclusive institution. 

Existing Relationships Were Nurtured and New Partnerships Formed

Here at CBU, collaboration is integral. Partnerships like these help us to reach our strategic goals and better serve the needs of our students and community. 

We Continued to Improve Our Campus

Renovations currently in progress will make CBU fully accessible, an important infrastructure redesign that represents an investment in inclusivity for our campus community. 

We Launched the Centre for Discovery and Innovation Campaign 

The CDI Project will sustain the University well into the future and have significant impacts on Cape Breton Island. With your support, we can help bring this project to life. 

We Gave Back to the Community Who Supports Us

During this season of giving, we are proud to have contributed to food banks across the Island, with the help of our wonderful food bank coordinator, and all of the faculty and staff who donated in lieu of a holiday party. 

We Announced New Roles

Growth and innovation are so important to the CBU community, and we are thrilled that 2020 brought us four new roles: