CAPERS HELPING CAPERS SUB SALE

Purchase a Sub & Water in support of Capers Helping Capers. Simply click on the Order Form below, print it off and return it to the Students' Union Front Desk. All Proceeds go to the Capers Helping Capers charities.

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ABOUT US

We are the voice of CBU's undergraduate students. Just cause; strong union.

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Who we are

We are the Cape Breton University Students’ Union. We are based out of the CBU campus in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Our mission is to represent CBU undergraduate students. We are just, and we are strong.

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What we do

We fight for students. We are the student voice. If you have any issues or questions with CBU, NS, or anywhere concerning students, please come visit and we will try to help. We also provide services through The Pit, Caper Convenience, and our various student programs and centres.

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How we can help

If you need any advice (educational, financial, etc) come see us. We provide many services as well: transit passes, mental health services, emergency funds, community outreach, and more. We also have three centres for students to engage: the International Students’ Centre, Pride and Ally Centre, and the Women’s Centre.

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Become Involved

It’s easy to become involved.  Email your team, drop by the Students’ Union front desk (take the elevator across from the bookstore) and sign up to become a Frosh Leader!

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MEET THE TEAM

Meet the amazing team who works hard every day to provide the best for students.

EXECUTIVE

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Roy Karam
President

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Brandon MacDonald
Executive Vice President

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Taylor Burton
Vice President Finance & Operations

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Matt Shallo
Vice President Promotions

SUPPORT STAFF

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Jon Patterson
General Manager

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Dawn MacDougall
Executive Assistant

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Alex MacNeil
Finance Officer

COORDINATORS

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Caper Times, Editor-in-Chief

 

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Louisa Esangbedo 
International Students’ Centre Coordinator

 

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Sarah Kate MacKinnon
Women’s Centre Coordinator

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Mitchel Hill
Pride & Ally Centre Coordinator

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Jordan Gracie
Campus Affairs

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Katelyn McPherson
Promotions Coordinator

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Rebecca MacIsaac
Student Events

GET INVOLVED

BECOME A FROSH LEADER

Simply click on the Frosh Leader Form below, print it off, fill it out. and return it to the Students’ Union Front Desk or email it to the Vice President Promotions.

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WORK FOR CBUSU

Check back soon for some exciting new job opportunities with CBUSU!

CENTRES

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CAPERS HELPING CAPERS

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Every year the Cape Breton University Students' Union selects four charities in the local community to help support. This is one of the many ways that the Students' Union engages with and contributes to the local community.

The 2016-2017 selected charities are:

 *  Kid Sport Nova Scotia  *  Canadian Diabetes Association – Cape Breton Chapter  *  Loaves and Fishes  *  Youth Peer Program  *

If you would like to get involved with Capers Helping Capers, or would like to make a donation, please visit us in the Students' Union Building or contact us at 902-563-1192.

SOCIETIES

To ratify a society or to form a new society a Society Application Form must be completed. In order to access funding a Funds Request Form must be submitted which may take upwards to three business days to process.

Society Application Form & Regulations

Society Funding Request Form

SERVICES

Curious on where you Students' Union fees are going? Want to know some of the ways we can help?

CAPER CONVENIENCE

Our campus convenience store located just outside the cafeteria. Caper Convenience is here to offer you all sorts of products – whether that be a snack in between classes or some cleaning supplies for your dorm room. We also carry international foods!

LEGAL

Students at CBU are eligible for a free hour of legal counselling – this is included in your Student Union fee! Whether you have questions about rent, leases, contracts, or general legal problems you can drop by to see Dawn MacDougall and we can arrange and appointment for you.

 

THE PIT LOUNGE & GRILLE

Looking for a place to eat during lunch break? Feeling a beer after all your studies? The Pit is the place to be. This is our lounge for students to kick back and hang out in. We also host all of our major events in The Pit!  You can even order online!

EMERGENCY BURSARY FUND

The emergency bursary fund is a service we offer to help students through short-term financial difficulty. If you need some financial assistance, come visit us in the SUB and complete an Emergency Bursary Request Form! Note that this is for students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties.

MENTAL HEALTH

We are very pleased to attend a university such as Cape Breton University that places a premium on the mental health of its students.  If any student feels like they are struggling or need to reach out for help with regard to their mental health an appointment can be made to speak with an onsite counselor.  Further information is available on the Cape Breton University website.

TRANSIT

We offer a 30-day bus pass for all students: CBU, CBU-MBA, NSCC, and ICEAP! This pass allows you to use Transit Cape Breton’s public transit as many times as you want until the expiry date. Currently, the pass is priced at $50 for Student Union members, and $60 for students of NSCC or ICEAP.

HEALTH PLAN

Students are covered under a great health at CBU!  Our plan includes lots of great features from prescription coverage, to physiotherapy, to emergency services.  For a full listing of all coverage visit our personalized health plan website administered by our health plan provider The Campus Trust.

DENTAL PLAN

Not only does the Students’ Union offer a great health plan, we also recognize that oral health is incredibly important.  If you require any dental work, cleaning or consultations check out what is offered through our dental provider Gallivan & Associates.

 

OFF CAMPUS HOUSING

Are you looking for an apartment, roommate or rental?  We at the Students’ Union understand that every student is different and has different desires for living space, so we’ll leave it up to you.  If you’re looking for a place to lay your head for the upcoming year check out Kijiji, Prop2Go, or RentDonkey.  Please keep in mind that these are third party websites and the CBU Students’ Union is in no way responsible for their content, representations or assertions.

GOVERNMENT

We're governed by our Student Representative Council, a board entirely of students! Aside from internal government, we also serve our students on an external level.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

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School of Arts & Social Sciences

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School of Arts & Social Sciences

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Shannon School of Business

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Shannon School of Business

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Julia Ellsworth
School of Professional Studies

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Jacob Daley
School of Professional Studies

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Libby Morrison
School of Science & Technology

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Amanda Cameron
School of Science & Technology

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International Student Representative

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First Year Representative

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Charlotte Denny (Pro Tem Chair)
Aboriginal Representative

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Senior Year Representative

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Off-Campus Representative

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Residence Representative

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Cyril MacDonald (Secretary) 
Non-Traditional Student Representative

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Varsity Athletics Representative

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Chelsea Courtney
Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre Representative

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Roy Karam
President

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Brandon MacDonald
Executive Vice President

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Taylor Burton
Vice President Finance & Operations

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Matt Shallo
Vice President Promotions

 

CONTACT US

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS

B1P 6L2

902-563-1192