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

Join us on Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00am at the Yvonne LeVert Hospitality Suite 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.

What is now CBU was born in 1951 when St. Francis Xavier University agreed to establish a “feeder college” in Sydney, Cape Breton Island; the community wanted its own institution, and it persevered to create the College of Cape Breton in 1974. Within a decade, it evolved as the University College of Cape Breton and after another ten years became Cape Breton University.

CBU has embraced internationalization which has reshaped both the university and the Island. Now CBU is the second-largest university in Nova Scotia and a force for change in its community, the province, and the country.

Perseverance Will Triumph honours the University’s golden anniversary (1974-2024) as an independent post-secondary institution with an autonomous Board of Governors and chronicles the people, events, developments, and innovations that got it there.

As seating is limited, guests are encouraged to RSVP. If you can attend, please fill in the form to RSVP by Monday, June 24, 2024.

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About the author

Keith G. Brown (PhD) is the former Vice President, International and Aboriginal Affairs and former Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies at Cape Breton University. His professional and academic experience spans local, regional and national First Nation issues and he is recognized as an international educator, author and speaker on the subject of cultural tourism marketing.