Meet Cape Breton
Nestled on the ancient lands of the Mi’kmaw people, surrounded by pristine natural landscapes, Cape Breton University is home to more than 9,000 students from around the world.
CBU students are a special part of our island community. Our collective success and future prosperity depend on each other, and the generous support of alumni, donors, and friends like you.
The roots of Cape Breton Island — Unama’ki —go back centuries. Our diverse cultures and strong sense of community create a vibrant island atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.
We are committed to the future of Cape Breton Island, innovative economic development and sustainability programs, and Indigenous learning leadership.
As a university dedicated to academic excellence, we must continue to provide our students with outstanding experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities in a supportive academic environment.
We ask that you join us as we create a strong, sustainable future for our students – our future leaders – our university, and our island home.
Cape Breton University has ambitious plans for this new decade. Your support will help us build on past achievements and play a lead role in fostering a world-class learning environment for our students.
In just a few years, enrolment at CBU has increased by nearly 50 per cent. This unprecedented growth has injected between $165 – $185 million annually into our local economy and has enriched our already diverse island.
Together, we will continue to innovate globally scalable opportunities to move us all forward.
A passion for people’s future.
I grew up in Cape Breton as a first-generation Canadian, and the island has always been close to my heart. I’m passionate about creating opportunities for further generations of Cape Bretoners. I believe that this fundraising campaign will help us realize this vision.
CBU is a vital island institution, but institutions are nothing without their people. This ambitious campaign is so important to our future – for our students, faculty and staff, and for the community of Cape Breton.
Your support is crucial to CBU’s ongoing academic success, and for Cape Breton’s well-being and prosperity. I’m inviting you to support this transformative campaign.
Chair Shannon School of Business Advisory Board
Building a prosperous way forward.
I credit my Cape Breton roots with giving me the drive and determination to create my own path to success. As Cape Bretoners, we have always chartered our own course. We innovate our own opportunities for success, and we’re committed to creating strong communities, leaders, and a rewarding way of life.
We welcome the world to our shores because together we can change it. The future of our island and our planet is our future too. And we must find a better way – a more prosperous way forward.
At Cape Breton University, people always come first. Students, faculty and staff are part of a global community that is diversifying the economy for the entire island. You are also part of that community and that’s why we’re asking for your support.