CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY - CBU

Canada, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton University formerly known as University College of Cape Breton was founded in 1951 and is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The university comprises three institutions namely Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology, Xavier Junior College, and the College of Cape Breton. Some associations that the university has are with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, the Association of Atlantic Universities, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university’s primary focus is on education in the field of science, art, business health and liberal arts. Cape Breton has around 30 programs which include all undergraduate, graduate, and diploma programs. It is also believed that the university offers one of the most affordable undergraduate programs in Atlantic Canada.

Campus Life

The whole campus of Cape Breton University covers over 17,000 square feet area of land. It consists of about 5,500 students on its campuses. The international student count is around 3,500 out of the total students' population. Due to this, the university is regarded as the university which has the second-largest international student community in comparison to other universities. Cape Breton holds a globally recognized research centre called the Beaton Institute. It attracts leading researchers from all over the world and gives the students a chance to work with such professionals. The quality of students in the university is so high that almost 85% of students are eligible for a scholarship. The campus houses a central library with a vast collection of resources like books, research papers, journals, etc. which is necessary for a student to expand his knowledge. The On-campus residence is also available for the students with all modern amenities like wireless internet connection, laundry, kitchen, etc. There are four residence halls open for the students to stay, which are MacDonald Residence, Cabot Residence, Alumni Hall and Harriss Hall. The students can access these with their separate electronic key-card. Cape Breton university also provides financial aids to students on merit. Around $1.8 million worth of scholarships are offered to the deserving students.

Noted Alumni

The university has a long list of alumni that includes Nolan Crouse, Mayor of St. Alberta; Jason Massie, a Soccer player; John W. Morgan, the former Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality; Gerald Sampson who is the Former Nova Scotia MLA, and many more.