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.

MEET THE TEAM

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

EXECUTIVE

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Brandon Ellis
President

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Taylor Burton
Executive Vice President

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Liam Shannon
Vice President Finance & Operations

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Kenzie Cameron
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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Saleh Alghamdi
International Students’ Centre Coordinator

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Jill Ellswoth
Caper Times, Editor-in-Chief

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Suzan Gharbawi
Women’s Centre Coordinator

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Danika McNeil-Wilmott
Pride & Ally Centre Coordinator

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Jing (Maggie) Yu
Community Outreach Coordinator

GET INVOLVED

Want to work or volunteer with CBUSU? Want to check out some societies or centres?

WORK FOR CBUSU

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

CENTRES

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SOCIETIES

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.

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 fill out a request form! Note that this is for students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties.

MENTAL HEALTH

We are now proud partners with Aspiria – a mental health program available to every student here at CBU along with direct family members. Aspiria is a 24/7 short-term counselling service run by health professionals. For more info, visit the Aspiria website or download the iAspiria app.

TRANSIT

We offer a 30-day buss 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 everybody else. Passes take one day to process.

HEALTH AND DENTAL

Students are covered under a great health and dental plan here at CBU! Our plans include lots of great features, all of which can be found in this neatly summarized chart. For information on our health plan, click here. For info on dental, click here. You are able to opt out of this medical coverage via the student portal.

THE PIT

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!

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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Carter Bown
School of Business

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Taylor Burton
Executive Vice President

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Kenzie Cameron
Vice President Promotions

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Chelsea Courtney
Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre

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Patrick Cufino
School of Science & Technology

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Ryan Curry-Flynn
School of Arts & Social Sciences

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Brandon Ellis
President

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Becky Hanna
Varsity Athletics Representative

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Roy Karam
Shannon School of Business

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Perry King
School of Professional Studies

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Sam Libbus
Secretary
School of Professional Studies

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Brittany MacAulay
Chair
Off-Campus Representative

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Brandon MacDonald
School of Arts & Social Sciences

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Leah MacDonald
School of Professional Studies

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Rebecca MacIsaac
Freshman Student Representative

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Alex MacLean
Residence Representative

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Liam Shannon
Vice President Finance & Operations

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Mark Vickers
Senior Student Representative

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Oleksandr Vikhrestiuk
International Student Representative