CBU fires sole personal student counsellor

May 14, 2008

In a move to cut costs, Cape Breton University is apparently laying off its only personal student counsellor. The counsellor, who sees up to 300 students a year for a variety of mental health issues, will leave the school in early August. CBU says it plans to provide students with advisory services, but didn't explain how. The layoff follows the announcement CBU made last month about cutting 33 faculty and staff positions. Meanwhile, the union representing administrative and support staff at CBU calls the layoffs "unwarranted" and plans to fight them. CBC | CUPE News Release