Cape Breton University

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Coordinates: 46°10′20.26″N 60°5′35.35″W / 46.1722944°N 60.0931528°W / 46.1722944; -60.0931528

Cape Breton University (CBU), formerly the "University College of Cape Breton" (UCCB), is a Canadian university in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Cape Breton University (CBU) is a postsecondary education leader in Atlantic Canada, with an expanding national and international focus. Cape Breton University educational and research models have helped shape the economic progress of this region and its people for more than 30 years.

Located near Sydney, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton University serves more than 3,400 full-time and part-time students who hail from local, regional and national locations. CBU is also the academic home of several hundred international students representing more than 40 countries.

Personalized education is embedded in the learning culture of Cape Breton University where faculty focus on academic and research excellence, staff offer and deliver a wide range of student services and students create a vibrant campus life. Today’s technology tools are all in place to fully support classroom and online education.

The university is deeply involved in community development through provision of expertise and assistance to business, industry and community organizations through partnerships, volunteer and student engagement. Over the past few years, CBU has seen three faculty members earn Canada Research Chairs linked to their unique and relevant areas of study. As well, the university is known as Atlantic Canada’s leader in Aboriginal post-secondary education.

Cape Breton University’s undergraduate, and expanding graduate and professional studies degree, have varying levels of work placements, internships, co-op experience and exchange opportunities. Through one –on-one advising, students can develop a plan that marries program requirements and their academic, cultural and community based interests.

Cape Breton University values accessibility and a strong campus life experience, featuring facilities that are as important to the community as they are to students: art galleries, a theatre, gymnasium, outdoor stage and courtyard, conference facilities and library, as well as student residences. A strong and active Students’ Union facilitates many activities, events, clubs and societies – from ethnic associations to debating, philosophy and music.

The university is enabled by the Cape Breton University Act passed by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.[2] It was enabled by the University College of Cape Breton Act (amended) [3] University College of Cape Breton`s Arms were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on May 27, 1995. [4]


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