Today, Cape Breton University (CBU) and the 5th Canadian Division of the Department of National Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to nurture and foster a mutually beneficial relationship that will ultimately provide opportunities for students in the Army Reserve.
“This Memorandum of Understanding will serve to strengthen the relationship between Cape Breton University and the 5th Canadian Division,” says David C. Dingwall, President, and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University. “A relationship of this nature reflects the important work being done by Canada’s Armed Forces and reservists, as well it highlights the importance of postsecondary education for those who serve our fine Country.”
The MOU will serve to provide student reservists and former military personnel the opportunity of possible academic pursuits and will provide students information about career opportunities within the Canadian Armed Forces.
“Canada’s Reserve Force predates confederation and Cape Breton has a long history of military service, producing great officers and soldiers for the Canadian Armed Forces throughout the decades. The 5th Canadian Division is proud to embark on a renewed relationship with Cape Breton University as this affords the Canadian Army a renewed opportunity to honour this military history and heritage,” Colonel Brian Healey, Chief of Staff, 5th Canadian Division Headquarters
The MOU is effective immediately and will be in effect for five years.