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Cape Breton University

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Sydney, Canada
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Cape Breton University (CBU) is located in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia.

Almost all Cape Breton University degree, diploma and certificate programmes offer a transition-to-work component through co-op education, work placements, internships and work-study programs.

Students can choose to study across four different areas: arts and social sciences; education and health; science and technology and business.

The student body is made up of students form more than 50 countries. The International Student and Study Abroad Centre is a year-round support service for international students. They can help with the transition to life in Canada, applications for documents, and navigating the Canadian healthcare system among other things.

The Caper Times is a newspaper owned collectively by the students of Cape Breton University and published by the Publishing Board of the Caper Times. It prints 2,000 copies on a fortnightly basis and is distributed on campus and to 25 points across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and southern Victoria County.

Cape Breton University is a leader in indigenous post-secondary education. Indigenous culture, heritage and knowledge are integrated into its education, giving all students the opportunities to learn about these cultures and apply their learnings throughout their careers.

It partners with Unama’ki, the indigenous communities on Cape Island, as well as others in Canada to develop the Unama’ki College which provides outreach and support for Indigenous learners. It has graduated some 1,000 Indigenous students in recent decades. CBU has also developed an MBA programme which enrols more indigenous learners than any MBA in Canada, a youth mentorship programme and a series of in-community education programmes in mainland Nova Scotia and Quebec.

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