Supporting CBU

A Message from President & Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall:

On October 26, 2018, the CBU Board of Governors approved the Strategic Plan, 2019-2024 for Cape Breton University. We now have a framework that will guide our decision-making over the next five years.

During the strategic planning process, we visited many communities across Cape Breton Island. CBU listened and gathered input, learned of challenges, and saw opportunities. The diversity of perspectives enhanced the process and the resulting plan, and I wish to extend many thanks all those who contributed along the way.

Our focus now shifts to executing the plan and living our values. To assist with this, an Implementation Support Team will support the President and University in implementing the strategic plan.

Collaboration will be critical to our success as we move forward with strategic purpose. I am certain we will work together on initiatives that will strengthen CBU and advance communities on Cape Breton Island.

Attached you will find a copy of our strategic plan. You can also visit for more information.

Yours very truly,

David C. Dingwall



We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

-Winston Churchill 

The CBU family and community is at the heart of our campus. Whether you’re a freshman student or an alumni from years gone by—we’re all connected, and we’ve all benefitted from calling Cape Breton University our home away from home. Now, you have the ability to give back to CBU and ensure that our unique community continues to grow for years to come.

When you donate to Cape Breton University, you’re joining a long list of alumni, friends, and well-wishers who want to make sure CBU students have everything they need to succeed. These wonderful donations contribute in so many ways — from scholarships and bursaries, to special acquisitions, equipment purchases, and more. Perhaps most importantly, your donations give CBU students the ability to explore their passions and develop the skills they’ll need to get out there and shape the world around us.

CBU continues to grow, thanks in part to donations from our amazing supporters all over the world. As CBU continues to expand, your kind donations will help keep our campus, and more importantly, our community, strong.

If you want to be able to say you played a part in shaping the future of CBU, please make your donation online today!

Of course, we also accept donations the old fashioned way. If you’d rather send your gift by mail, please address it to:

Cape Breton University – Development
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B1P 6L2

Remember, all gifts given to Cape Breton University are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

If you have any additional questions about how you can make a difference for Cape Breton University and our students, we’re more than happy to provide answers. Please contact our Development Office by phone at (902) 563-1232 or by email today.