CBU opens new business school building, receives funding for Aboriginal Business Studies chair

September 7, 2012

On Thursday Cape Breton University celebrated the opening of the new Shannon School of Business building. The $8-million facility is a major component of the school's $12-million Cornerstone Campaign, which is nearing completion of its $4-million target for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt was on hand to announce a joint $1.5-million contribution from Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to the chair. The Nova Scotia government has also announced a $500,000 investment in the chair, which will promote interest among Canada's Aboriginal people in the study of business at the PSE level, while conducting pure and applied research specific to Aboriginal business. CBU News | ECBC News Release | NS News Release | Cape Breton Post