As 2019 winds down and the CBU community prepares to ring in the new year, we’d like to invite you on a journey down memory lane as we reflect on some of the year’s most exciting highlights. 2019 has been a year of growth, innovation and excellence here at CBU, and we’re so thankful to our community for sharing in this incredible journey with us. We’re proud to present the highlights of 2019!
We launched a new brand August brought the excitement of a new brand for Cape Breton University, a brand that expresses our strategic ambition and strong connection to the Island. The brand reflects who we are and what we stand for, and includes a refreshed visual identity and logo.
Our CAPERS soccer teams made AUS history (again!) Cape Breton University became the first university in AUS history to host both the Men’s and Women’s AUS Championships in back-to-back years. Both teams defended their titles and went on to Nationals to represent CBU.
We hosted some incredible events From academic conferences, to athletic championships, celebrations and more, campus has been bustling with excitement all year long.
Empowering Women in Chemistry
International Women’s Day
Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference
President’s Leadership Dinner
Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships
Tourism Innovator’s Summit
Leader’s Edge: Canada’s Premiere Student Leadership Conference
The Largest Fall Convocation in CBU History
We developed new partnerships CBU values cooperation and working together for the common good, so we’re proud of the MOU agreements and other partnerships that came together in 2019.
Human Nutrition Articulation Agreement with StFX
Expanded MOU with the Gaelic College
MOU with CBUSU
In Business MOU with MUN
MOU with Canadian Armed Forces
Our students shared their stories We are so proud of our hardworking students and everything they have accomplished in 2019. Here are a few of the great stories they shared with us this year.
Ciera Disipio Named U-Sports Top 8 Academic All-Canadian
Hannah Brown: Making the Most of Her Last Year as a Caper
Brittany Zhu: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Through Collaboration
Working Together for Positive Mental Health
The Value of Education: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Hannah Kosick: Leading Through Sustainability
Karly Bernard: Powering Resilience Through Experiential Learning
Rachael Murphy: Co-op Experience
Samual Shaji: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities
Bertram Bernard: CBU Student Goes to Harvard
Keira Whited: My CBU Story
Yiran Zhu: My CBU Story
Mother and Son Take on University Together
Sarah Boudreau: Excelling at Undergraduate Research
Brady Doucette: Holistic Learning in the BASE Program
Brooke Ramsay: Orientation Coordinator
Andrew Macleod: Bringing Business to Life
Alex Kuchma: Hip-Hop Meets History
Khoa Doan: My CBU Story
Charlie Waters: Back With a Vengeance
Beth Carmichael: Inspired by Compassion
Special guests came to visit Throughout the year, amazing guests from around the world were invited to campus.
Grammy Nominated Musician Fodé Lassana Diabaté
Honorary Degree Recipients Patricia Jackson and Bruce Guthro
Hockey Superstar Guy LaFleur
Honorary Degree Recipient Ovide Mercredi
Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson and Claire Mowat
Our researchers continued to innovate Researchers at CBU have been doing groundbreaking work throughout the year, helping CBU become a global leader across various fields. Here is a sample of that exciting work.
Stephanie Gilbert, Kathy Snow, and Leslie Wardley Insight Development Funding
Tuma Young Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant
Stephen Augustine Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant
Rod Nicholls: Spirituality – New Age Nonsense? Or a New Field of Inquiry?
Allison Mackie: What Happens to THC After the Human Body is Finished With it?
Lachlan MacKinnon and Bettina Callary Canada Research Chairs
CBU Researchers Awarded $850,000 Research Grant
We had some exciting announcements and initiatives Growth has been in the air at CBU this year, check out these exciting announcements and projects!
New ERP Announcement
Largest Solar Installation Project on Cape Breton Island
Incorporating Robotics Into Course Offerings
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Project
Capers in the Community
Labour Market Initiative
World Tourism Institute
Bike Share Program
On-Campus Bus Shelter
And, we handed out major scholarships to the future generation of students who will take CBU to the next level
Thanks to you, all of this was possible. We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!