Aboriginal Education, Economic Sustainability and Environment on CBU Agenda for Governor General
Cape Breton University will welcome Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston to campus tomorrow morning as part of their overall itinerary in Nova Scotia. CBU is the only university they will visit. They chose us because of our reputation as Atlantic Canada's leader in post-secondary Aboriginal education.
Their time here will focus on collaborative initiatives that CBU has developed in terms of education, economic sustainability and the environment. They will receive, and participate in, presentations on the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, CBU’s Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment. A particular highlight will be time spent in Uanama’ki College for a roundtable dialogue with CBU graduates representing Unama’ki’s five Aboriginal communities where the group will discuss the role and direction post-secondary education can play in supporting business development and opportunities for Aboriginal youth. It is our hope that they will gain an understanding of the thirty-five year relationship that CBU has developed with local and regional Aboriginal communities and the significant milestones that speak to CBU’s leadership in Aboriginal programming and graduate successes.