Anniversary Celebration Week

Monday, June 24

50th Anniversary Employee Legacy Photo

12:00pm | CBU Courtyard (in front of the Student, Culture and Heritage Centre)

All CBU employees are invited to participate in a drone-shot photo where we will stand together in the shape of “5-0” to commemorate this significant milestone. This photograph will serve as a lasting legacy piece, celebrating our University’s history and achievements over the past five decades.

If you are an employee and able to attend, please click here to RSVP.


Tuesday, June 25

Book Launch: Perseverance Will Triumph: Cape Breton University at 50

11:00am | Yvonne LeVert Hospitality Suite

Join us for the launch of Perseverance Will Triumph: Cape Breton University at 50 by Keith G. Brown, PhD. Perseverance Will Triumph: Cape Breton University at 50 details the history of CBU and its deep commitment to the communities from which it arose. CBU owes its very existence to the support of Cape Bretoners. Established in 1951 as a “feeder college,” it evolved into the College of Cape Breton in 1974 and eventually Cape Breton University.

The book honours CBU’s golden anniversary and chronicles the people, events, developments and innovations that got it there. 

Click here to learn more.


The Eagar Brothers’ Auto-Rickshaw Unveiling – A Restoration Project by CBU Art Gallery

1:00pm | CBU Art Gallery

Join us for the unveiling of the Eagar Brothers’ Auto-Rickshaw in celebration of Cape Breton University’s 50th Anniversary.

In 2004, CBU Alumni Jeff, Chris and Steve Eagar embarked on a daring 2600-kilometre journey across India in a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw, driving from Kolkata to Wagah. After their adventurous trip, the Eager brothers generously donated the vehicle to CBU. The restoration project, undertaken by CBU Art Gallery, aims to showcase the vehicle as a permanent art piece to celebrate the Eagar Brothers’ generosity and adventurous spirit, highlight the University’s cultural diversity and bring attention to this unique cultural artifact.

Click here to learn more.


Wednesday, June 26

‘Growing Forward Together’ Project Launch
Planting 50,000 Trees for the Future

10:00am | Behind MacDonald Residence/ Disc Golf Course

In partnership with the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton, CBU is proud to launch the ‘Growing Forward Together’ project to plant 50,000 trees across Cape Breton Island, with a ceremonial first tree planting on the CBU campus. 

For half a century, the University has been nurtured by the land and the people of Unama’ki – Cape Breton. From its humble beginnings to its present-day stature, CBU owes its success to the community that has embraced it with open arms. By engaging in thoughtful habitat restoration and working together with communities around the Island, the project aims to plant species that will be adaptable for the future.

Click here to learn more.


Thursday, June 27

Employee Appreciation BBQ and Anniversary Cake Cutting

1:00-3:00pm | The Pit Courtyard

Join us for an afternoon of fun and celebration at the Employee Appreciation BBQ and Anniversary Cake Cutting! Enjoy food, refreshments, lawn games and live entertainment. All employees will have a chance to win exciting prizes.

If you are an employee and able to attend, please RSVP to


CBU After Work

3:00-5:00pm | The Pit Lounge

Join us for CBU After Work in the Pit Lounge with live entertainment from Elyse Aeryn. CBU After Work is a fun bi-weekly after work social that brings together employees from across the University for live music and snacks. Gather your team, your department and/or other fellow employees and meet us in the Pit Lounge.


To stay up to date on the 50th celebration, visit