CBU to Host President’s Leadership Dinner Featuring The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Cape Breton University (CBU) will host the 3rd Annual President’s Leadership Dinner, presented by Membertou at the Halifax Convention Centre. This dinner will feature notable Cape Breton entertainment and an in-depth interview hosted by CBU President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall, with former Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.

Established in 2018, CBU’s President’s Leadership Dinner provides attendees with the opportunity to hear from leaders from across the country about their experiences, hard work and perseverance.

President Dingwall will take the stage with Mr. Mulroney during the dinner to provide the audience with an engaging and thought-provoking interview on leadership and past shared experiences in Canadian politics. President Dingwall and former Prime Minister Mulroney served Canada in parliament during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with Mr. Mulroney leading the Progressive Conservative Party and President Dingwall as a member of the cabinet of the Liberal party.

“The Honourable Brian Mulroney has a career and a story that many others who sat in the highest office in Canada do not have. Coming from a working-class family and fighting his way to the top, his story is one of true excellence and resilience,” says President Dingwall. “Guests will have an opportunity to hear from a former Prime Minister with many outstanding experiences and accomplishments.”

Along with the interview, guests will be treated to a long list of Cape Breton performers and entertainers including, The Men of the Deeps, Island Girls, Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison, Sons of Membertou and a Cape Breton house band that will have toes tapping.

Recently, the Government of Nova Scotia and Premier Tim Houston announced a $54 million investment to Cape Breton University toward the planned Centre for Discovery and Innovation, deferred maintenance and strategic health initiatives. This announcement is transformational not only for Cape Breton University but also for the institution’s impact on growing the population of Nova Scotia.

“Cape Breton University has ambitious plans for the future and we are thrilled to be able to provide guests a glimpse of our past, an update on plans for the future and bring a touch of Cape Breton culture to our friends in Halifax,” says President Dingwall.

Tables can be purchased for $2,500 and individual tickets for $250. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and more information can be found by visiting CBU.ca/Halifax2022 or by phoning 902-563-1186