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When attending sanctioned CBU Students' Union, and certain Cape Breton University events, have your student ID card scanned and Orange Army Points will be allocated to your name.

At the end of the school year, the top 10 students with the most points will be entered into a draw with the winner will be awarded a trip for two trips anywhere Air Canada flies, up to a value of $1000 each.

CBU Students: If you haven’t already, make sure to go and get your ID scanned so you can get your points.

If you’d like to book Orange Army Points for your event please fill out the form here and email it to the Students’ Union.

Disclaimer:  By allowing your student ID to be scanned you are agreeing to let the Cape Breton University Students’ Union collect your library ID, student ID, name, contact, and any other such information required for the administration of Orange Army Points. This information will be used for the tracking and cataloging of Orange Army Points.

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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!

Frosh Leader Sign Up Form

MEET THE TEAM

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

EXECUTIVE

Roy Karam
President

Brandon MacDonald
Executive Vice President

Taylor Burton
Vice President Finance & Operations

Matt Shallo
Vice President Promotions

COORDINATORS

Brooklyn Galbraith
Caper Times, Editor-in-Chief

 

Rebecca MacIsaac
Student Events

 

Katelyn McPherson
Promotions Coordinator

Jordan Gracie
Campus Affairs

Mitchel Hill
Pride & Ally Centre Coordinator
902-563-1481

Louisa Esangbedo 
International Students’ Centre Coordinator

Sarah Kate MacKinnon
Women’s Centre Coordinator
902-563-1295

SUPPORT STAFF

Jon Patterson
General Manager

Dawn MacDougall
Executive Assistant

Alex MacNeil
Finance Officer

Courtney Jennex
Operations Supervisor

Michele MacDougall
Kitchen Manager

Tammy MacDougall
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GET INVOLVED

WORK FOR CBUSU

Check Back For Exciting Employment Opportunities

CENTRES

VOLUNTEER OR DROP BY ANY OF OUR STUDENT CENTRES TODAY

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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.

To date Capers Helping Capers has raised $9,097.84 over 60% of our way to our annual goal of $15,000.00

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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 Event Planning Form

Society Funds Request Form

Society Deposit Request Form

Event Risk Assessment Form

SERVICES

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

EMERGENCY BURSARY FUND

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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.

 

CAPER CONVENIENCE

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Our campus convenience store located just outside the cafeteria.

Caper Convenience is here to offer you all sorts of products – from snacks to international foods to gift cards to organic fair trade coffee.

Summer Hours:  Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

LEGAL

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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.

 

TRANSIT

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Transit Cape Breton Passes are available at the Students’ Union Front Desk.

The cost of a student pass is $60.00 per student (tax inclusive).

Check out their schedule here.

 

THE PIT LOUNGE & GRILLE

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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!

 

MyWELLNESS

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The CBUSU is proud to offer mental health services through the MyWELLNESS.

DENTAL PLAN

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The Students’ Union is proud to offer offer a great dental plan through our dental provider Gallivan & Associates.

This plan includes not only diagnostic and preventative appointments (like cleanings) but also minor restorative (fillings), oral surgery (wisdom teeth) and even root canals!

For full coverage details check out your coverage on the website. or download their app from the iTunes or Google Play Stores.

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HEALTH PLAN

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Your health is important to us.

The CBUSU is pleased to provide health benefits to students such as:  prescription coverage, eye care, chiropractic services, access to a nutritionist, psychologist, physiotherapist and more.

For a full listing of all coverage visit our personalized health plan website administered by our health plan provider The Campus Trust or download their app from iTunes or the Google Play Stores.

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OFF CAMPUS HOUSING

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Finding off-campus housing can be difficult and time consuming for students.

The CBU Students’ Union would like to help make the process as easy as possible for you.

Through our partnership with Places4Students Inc., we provide an online collection of numerous housing opportunities.

Places4Students provides students, schools and landlords with the highest quality, off-campus housing service.

The website provides a large real-time database of student housing vacancies in the area of the school.

You’ll also find an abundance of information about available housing, including photos and text, contact information and property features.

  •                     – To post a FREE roommate or sublet advertisement, click here –
  •                     – To search listings, click here –
  •                     – If you are a landlord looking to post a listing, click here –
  •                     – To contact Places4Students, call 1-866-766-0767 (Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm & Fridays 8:00am – 4:00pm) or via email admin@places4students.com
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    CAPER TIMES NEWSPAPER

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Caper Times is your source for the latest, most in-depth Cape Breton University news.

The Caper Times is owned by the CBU Students’ Union and autonomously managed by a Publishing Board.

The Caper Times has a rich history pre-dating even the Students’ Union when it hit the presses in 1979.

The Caper Times is printed every two weeks during the fall and winter semesters.

2016-2017 Issues

September 15

October 3

October 17

October 25

November 14

November 28

December 5

*NEW* PARK & THEN PAY

On behalf of Caper Breton University

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Over the summer CBU introduced a new, more efficient way to pay for parking.

The new park and pay system will allow drivers to park and then pay on their way into the building.

Step 1- park your car

Step 2 – visit a display terminal and enter your license plate number

Step 3 – pay for parking via coin Visa or MasterCard and take your receipt

Drivers will no longer have to display a printed ticket on their dashboard. The new technology will allow Campus Security officers to monitor payment at the terminals via a synced handheld device.

The new terminals have been installed in parking lots 1, 2, 5 and beside the library, replacing all but two of the current pay and display terminals.

As part of this process individual parking meters have also been replaced with new meters that will accept payment by VISA or MasterCard (secure) and coin (quarter, loonie or toonie only).

If you park at a meter, you must pay the individual meter- not at one of the display terminals.

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

Michaela Epifano
School of Arts & Social Sciences

Lisa Marie Jones
School of Arts & Social Sciences

Veronica Toomey
Shannon School of Business

Julia Ellsworth
School of Professional Studies

Jacob Daley
School of Professional Studies

Amanda Cameron
School of Science & Technology

Amandeep Bhatia
International Student Representative

Jatin Singla
International Student Representative

Kennedy Semple
First Year Representative

Charlotte Denny
Aboriginal Representative

Patrick Cufino
Senior Year Representative

Raj Patel
Off-Campus Representative

Shania Boucher
Residence Representative

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Non-Traditional Student Representative

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Varsity Athletics Representative

Eleanor Sidley (Chairperson)
Shannon School of Business

Libby Morrison (Vice-Chair)
School of Science & Technology

Chelsea Courtney (Recording Secretary)
Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre Representative

Roy Karam
President

Brandon MacDonald
Executive Vice President

Taylor Burton
Vice President Finance & Operations

Matt Shallo
Vice President Promotions

 

CONTACT US

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS

B1P 6L2

902-563-1192