A New CBU Medical Campus

A healthier tomorrow is on the horizon.

On January 27, 2023, Premier Tim Houston announced that Cape Breton University will be the site of a new state-of-the-art medical campus.

This announcement marked a monumental day in the history of Cape Breton University and, most importantly, for the healthcare of Nova Scotians.

Our sincere appreciation to Premier Houston and his staff for having the courage and foresight to make such an impactful and timely commitment.

Thanks to the dedication and support of so many in our communities, a 30-seat medical campus will open at CBU in 2025.

The medical campus will:

  • Increase the number of primary care physicians serving Cape Breton and rural Nova Scotia
  • Train physicians in culturally competent care with a focus on Indigenous and African-Nova Scotian communities
  • Create healthier communities through health promotion, preventative and collaborative care models
  • Educate nurse practitioners, social workers and other healthcare professionals to provide more equitable access across the full spectrum of care
  • Focus on interdisciplinary research in areas such as cancer, diabetes, dementia, aging and frailty
  • Create a collaborative clinic that will serve up to 10,000 patients
  • Operate in partnership with Dalhousie School of Medicine
  • Offer 30 seats with a focus on rural medicine and will be established as its own medical school in 2034
  • Enable the repurposing of the Marconi campus to house the CBU School of Nursing, CBU School of Social Work and the 10,000-patent collaborative clinic

We are grateful to:

The Province of Nova Scotia


The Dalhousie School of Medicine


And everyone who signed their name in support of this project.

Thank you. Wela’lin. Merci.