ONE PAGE NAVIGATION

 

02-1
CBUSU Ad Island EyeCare Poster 2017 FINAL-1
TV Tea Ad
CBU_Website_Ad2
02-1
CBU_Website_Ad
TV Tea Ad

ABOUT US

We are the voice of CBU's undergraduate students. Just cause; strong union.

exec - Copy

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.

IMG_9179

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.

ede575c19142e2d52636353af741a6e2

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.

frosh-group

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

Eleanor Sidley
President

Brooklyn Galbraith
Executive Vice President

Jordan Gracie
Vice President Finance & Operations

Katelyn McPherson
Vice President Promotions

COORDINATORS

Holly Schaller
Caper Times, Editor-in-Chief

 

Shania Boucher
Campus Affairs

Vacant
Orange Army Coordinator

Vacant
Digital Media Coordinator

 

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

Elorm Anyadi
International Students’ Centre Coordinator

Miranda Mersereau
Women’s Centre Coordinator
902-563-1471

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

Check Back For Employment Opportunities

CENTRES

VOLUNTEER OR DROP BY ANY OF OUR STUDENT CENTRES TODAY

isc-cta

pride-cta

wc-cta

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.

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.

Capers Helping Capers achieved its goal of raising $15,000 in 2016-2017 and donated $3,750 to KidSport, Loaves and Fishes, EPIC Youth Peer Program and the Diabetes 

(Pictured Above L-R:  John Bond – Loaves & Fishes, Brandon MacDonald Past-EVP, Roy Karam – Past President, Taylor Burton – Past VPFP)

(Pictured Above L-R:  Vic Gouthro – Diabetes Canada, Roy Karam Past-President, Taylor Burton – Past VPFO, Brandon MacDonald – Past EVP)

 

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 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

14666827371

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

20160705_144824

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

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.

 

TRANSIT

transit cb

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

Grille

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

imagechange_stresscard

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

DENTAL PLAN

gallivan

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.

itunes-app-store-logo get-it-on-google-play

HEALTH PLAN

campustrust

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.

itunes-app-store-logo get-it-on-google-play

OFF CAMPUS HOUSING

Untitled-1

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
  • itunes-app-store-logo get-it-on-google-play

    CAPER TIMES NEWSPAPER

caper-times

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.

2017-2018 Issues

September 22, 2017

October 5, 2017

*NEW* PARK & THEN PAY

On behalf of Caper Breton University

cr-park-grey

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.

The Father Paul Abbass Award

The Father Paul Abbass Award is presented annually by the CBU Students’ Union to an individual for their dedication to the vision of student empowerment as demonstrated by a significant commitment to the issues and concerns of the students at Cape Breton University.

The 2016-2017 Fr. Paul Abbass Award recipient was Deeno Tuggar.

Past Father Paul Abbass Award Recipients

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

The Cape Breton University Students’ Union is its own legal entity apart from the rest of the University with it’s own legislated act, Bill No. 79. It is a Non-Profit Organization with one top-priority; to serve students at CBU. The Students’ Union has an annual operating budget of almost half a million dollars. The Body responsible for overseeing the organization is the Student Representative Council (SRC); they are the Board of directors for the CBUSU and hold a fiduciary responsibility to make decisions in the best interest of the organization. Both the President and Vice-Presidents are responsible to the SRC. As an undergraduate student at CBU you are automatically considered a member of the Students’ Union and are therefore eligible to run for a seat on the SRC however, you must run for a seat category that you fall under. For example, Business Representative or, School of Professional Studies Rep or, Off-Campus Rep. See a full list of seats available below. If you are interested in Student Government, politics, building your resume, having first-hand board of director experience or, are passionate about issues on campus, consider running for SRC in the fall By-Election. Nominations Open September 11th until September 20th. Email su_administration@cbu.ca  or Chief Returning Officer, su_cro@cbu.ca  if you have any questions at all.

By-Election Important Dates:

September 11th – Nominations Open

September 20th- Nominations Close

September 21st – 25th- 5 Days of Rest

September 22nd- All Candidates Meeting

September 26th- Campaigning Begins

October 5th- Campaigning Ends

October 4th and 5th- Polling Days

Results will be announced after the final day of Polling (October 5th) at the Pit during Open Mic/Trivia.

Jenna Bernard
Aboriginal Representative

Vacant
First Year Representative

Manan Patel
International Student Representative

Tajmeen Sharma
International Student Representative

Vacant
Jennifer Keeping Centre Representative

Vacant
Non-Traditional Student Representative

Nisha Ryan
Off-Campus Representative

Vacant
Residence Representative

Vacant
School of Arts & Social Sciences Representative

Vacant
School of Arts & Social Sciences Representative

Jacob Daley
School of Professional Studies Representative

Vacant
School of Professional Studies Representative

Amanda Nicholson
School of Science & Technology Representative

Maninder Grewal
School of Science & Technology Representative

Vacant
Senior Year Representative

Haley Whittle
Shannon School of Business

Nagy
Shannon School of Business

Vacant
Varsity Athletics Representative 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