REPRESENTING ALMOST 200,000 STUDENTS
ARE UNSATISFIED WITH THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF STUDENTS.
SOME OF THESE SU's INCLUDING THE CBUSU HAVE SENT A CONJOINED LETTER TO THE CFS ASKING FOR A CHANGE.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Meet the amazing team who works hard every day to provide the best for students.
The 2016-2017 selected charities are:
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 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.
Curious on where you Students' Union fees are going? Want to know some of the ways we can help?
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.
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
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.
For the months of July & August transit service in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is FREE for ALL students, staff, faculty, alumni, family, tourists and literally everyone else.
Check out their schedule here.
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!
The CBUSU is proud to offer mental health services through the MyWELLNESS.
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!
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.
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.
CAPER TIMES NEWSPAPER
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.
*NEW* PARK & THEN PAY
On behalf of Caper Breton University
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.
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