ANSUT conference: Indigenizing the Academy

On May 3 & 4, the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) held a conference entitled “Indigenizing the Academy: Envisioning How to Implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations for Post-Secondary Education in Canada”, at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. It was organized by CBU’s Scott Stewart, Terry Gibbs, Stephen Augustine, and others. The . . . → Read More: ANSUT conference: Indigenizing the Academy

No Straight As for Political Parties in University Report Card

There are no straight As in a report card that grades political parties on how they would support university education if they are elected on May 30. The Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) surveyed the Liberal, PC and NDP parties on topics that focused on operational funding for universities and tuition support for . . . → Read More: No Straight As for Political Parties in University Report Card

Stand’n the Gaff

We are republishing this article as a tribute to Michael Manson who passed away on Friday, August 10th, 2012 This Interview with Michael Manson Was First Published in 2006.

Introduction By Richard Keshen

The strike of 2000 was a turning point in the history of Cape Breton University. Michael Manson, who retired in 2005, . . . → Read More: Stand’n the Gaff

Save Library & Archives Canada

by Cathy Chisholm — Cape Breton University’s librarians ask you to take a moment to read CAUT Executive Director Jim Turk’s observations regarding government cuts at Library and Archives Canada. Along with the LAC, many other government libraries are either losing staff or shutting down. Affected departments include: Agriculture Canada, Citizenship and Immigration, Industry Canada, . . . → Read More: Save Library & Archives Canada

CBU Professor Honoured With L’Ordre de la Pléiade

An international honour bestowed by the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie ) has been bestowed upon Cape Breton University professor Laurent Lavoie. Professor Lavoie is a recipient of the Ordre de la Pléiade. The honour recognizes the merits of people who have distinguished themselves in serving the ideals of ‘la . . . → Read More: CBU Professor Honoured With L’Ordre de la Pléiade

Excerpt from CAUT’s analysis of budget

For post-secondary education and research, Budget 2011 is another disappointment. While there were no changes announced to planned increases in cash transfers to the provinces, the federal government could have done more. Several provinces have far less fiscal room available to adequately fund health care, social services and post-secondary education. There is some targeted new . . . → Read More: Excerpt from CAUT’s analysis of budget

CLC Poster Contest

In honour of the “International Year of Youth” the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a poster contest in the hopes of highlighting the struggles young workers face today. (This winning poster will be used at our upcoming convention.) CLICK HERE for the poster contest call-out and consent forms. (This contest is open to Canadian residents . . . → Read More: CLC Poster Contest

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  • CBUFA celebrates students: Mary Rebecca "Becky" Julian was a student of Lloyd White's when he taught an in-community course in #IndianBrook. Lloyd, together with Velvet Paul from Indian Brook, nominated her for an #Honorary #Doctorate in 2017 after she had become ill and was not able to continue her studies. However her lived experience and #Elder standing, along with her work to preserve Mi'kmaq culture (she continues to work with the youth in Indian Brook), speak volumes about her importance in the #Mikmaq and broader Cape Breton #community. She’s a wonderful woman, incredibly humble and Lloyd says that it was an absolute honour to be in her presence. 📷 @cbuniversity #CBUFAstudents #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #ouruniversity #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #labinstructors #archivists #nursingpracticeeducators #researchchairs
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