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CBU Week of Welcome is September 4 - 11

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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

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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

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Courtney Jennex
Operations Supervisor

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Michele MacDougall
Kitchen Manager

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Tammy MacDougall
Kitchen

COORDINATORS

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Brooklyn Galbraith
Caper Times, Editor-in-Chief

 

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Rebecca MacIsaac
Student Events

 

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Katelyn McPherson
Promotions Coordinator

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Jordan Gracie
Campus Affairs

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Mitchel Hill
Pride & Ally Centre Coordinator
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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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GET INVOLVED

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.

Big Thank You to Cape Breton Beverages and their donation of $1,000.00 toward the Capers Helping Capers Initiative

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Pictured Above (L-R) Roy Karam – CBUSU President, Whitney MacLean – CBUSU Community Outreach Coordinator, Jerry Stevens – CB Beverages Sales Manager

Congratulations to Team Lingan #2 Capers Helping Capers Golf Tournament Champions 2016

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Thank you to all our participants and sponsors for helping to raise $7,384.84 to help local charities within the Cape Breton community

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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 Funding Request 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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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.

 

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!

 

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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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

Libby Morrison - SST Rep

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