Engineering a Vibrant Future: Ayat Hussein’s Journey to CBU

With exciting growth opportunities on the horizon at Cape Breton University (CBU), Facilities Management is excited to welcome a new Project Coordinator to their team, Ayat Hussein. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Ayat is an Engineer-in-Training who looks forward to bringing her expertise and passion for engineering to CBU, while contributing to the University’s growth and being part of the vibrant community on Cape Breton Island. 

Ayat graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2017 and a Masters of Civil Engineering in 2020, both from the University of Windsor. Prior to joining the CBU, Ayat worked as a Project Coordinator in commercial construction, equipping her with the necessary skills for this new role. As a Project Coordinator, Ayat is responsible for ensuring process efficiency, realizing strategic goals, and delivering optimal service to clients while enhancing Facilities Management operations. 

Ayat’s journey to Cape Breton was filled with excitement, not only for her professional opportunities at CBU, but also by the allure of Cape Breton’s serene lifestyle and strong sense of community. “The recent capital plan of the University adds to the excitement of growth and development,” shares Ayat. As she and her husband settle into their new life in Sydney, Nova Scotia, they have been captivated by the Island’s welcoming community and natural beauty. “The calmness of the Island and the friendliness of everyone around make it very easy to feel at home,” she adds.

In February 2023, CBU tabled its most significant capital plan in University history, which aims to meet the growing needs of the campus community. The plan includes new space and campus upgrades, both inside and outside of the classroom, with significant renovations to the Canada Games Complex and Marconi Campus, and brand-new builds such as the Cape Breton Medical Campus and the Centre for Discovery and Innovation. Ayat’s contributions to the capital plan will shape the University’s future, supporting its mission for an exceptional educational experience.

Amidst her professional endeavors, Ayat also appreciates the community-driven atmosphere at CBU and is particularly excited about the Cape Breton Medical Campus, recognizing its importance for Nova Scotia and beyond. 

With ongoing campus projects, CBU is making strides towards a new and exciting future and Ayat’s dedication and passion further supports the University’s vision of growth and inclusivity. To view renderings and stay up-to-date on construction, important milestones and more, visit To learn more about CBU’s capital campaign, visit


On behalf of Cape Breton University, welcome to the CBU family, Ayat!