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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

Nagy Abdou

Executive Vice President

Bhreagh Gillis

Vice President Finance & Operations

Emily Maclennan

Vice President Promotions

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1st Annual Caper Classic

Taking place on June 22nd, 2018

Break out your hockey sticks Capers! Round up your road hockey team for our 1st Annual Caper Classic Road Hockey Tournament and BBQ.

All proceeds go towards Capers Helping Capers

Registration deadline is June 13th, 2018

– T-Shirts will be provided by Alumni

– Road hockey sticks will be provided

– All participants are required to sign the waiver below before the date of the tournament in order to participate

– All forms may be droped off at the CBUSU front desk or emailed to su_vpp@cbu.ca

Caper Classic Road Hockey Tournament Waiver 18 and up

COORDINATORS

Holly Schaller
Caper Times, Editor-in-Chief

 

Shania Boucher
Campus Affairs

Vacant
Orange Army Coordinator

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Mitchel Hill
Pride & Ally Centre Coordinator
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Elorm Anyadi
International Students’ Centre Coordinator

Miranda Mersereau
Women’s Centre Coordinator
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SUPPORT STAFF

Jon Patterson
General Manager

Dawn MacDougall
Executive Assistant

Alex MacNeil
Finance Officer

Matthew Boyd 
Food & Beverage Manager

Michele MacDougall
Kitchen Manager

Tammy MacDougall
Kitchen


GET INVOLVED

WORK FOR CBUSU

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CENTRES

VOLUNTEER OR DROP BY ANY OF OUR STUDENT CENTRES TODAY

CAPERS HELPING CAPERS

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.

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The 2017-2018 selected charities are:

SPCA – Cape Breton

Society for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing – NS

Canadian Cancer Society

Caleb’s Courage

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.

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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; non-refundable).

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.

Hours of Operation:

Monday 11:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 11:00-6:00pm
Thursday 11:00pm-9:00pm
Friday 11:00-3:00pm

*Food service ends an hour before closing

The Pit Grille Menu

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

CAPER TIMES NEWSPAPER

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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

Jacob Daley, Chairperson
School of Professional Studies Representative

Nagy Ahmed, Vice-Chairperson
Shannon School of Business

Jenna Bernard
Aboriginal Representative

Maddy Campbell
First Year Representative

Manan Patel
International Student Representative

Tajmeen Sharma
International Student Representative

Sarah MacPherson
Jennifer Keeping Centre Representative

Aimee Virick
Non-Traditional Student Representative

Nisha Aryan
Off-Campus Representative

Kennedy Semple
Residence Representative

Grace McNutt
School of Arts & Social Sciences Representative

Maria MacIntyre
School of Arts & Social Sciences Representative

Parteek Brar
School of Professional Studies Representative

Maninder Grewal
School of Science & Technology Representative

Haley Whittle
Shannon School of Business

Sarah Hiscock
Varsity Athletics Representative Representative

Vacant
Senior Year Representative

Eleanor Sidley
President

Brooklyn Galbraith
Executive Vice President

Jordan Gracie
Vice President Finance & Operations

Katelyn McPherson
Vice President Promotions

 

CONTACT US

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS

B1P 6L2

902-563-1192