Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is seen making a $58.9 million funding announcement for a new medical school campus at Cape Breton University in Sydney, N.S., on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. (CTV Atlantic/ Kyle Moore)
Cape Breton University will receive $58.9M in funding from the Government of Nova Scotia to develop its new medical school within the next two years. With the newly announced funding, CBU will develop a new medical sciences building, a new collaborative care clinic at Nova Scotia Community College’s Marconi campus, and an expanded CBU health and counselling centre. The school will aim to address the doctor shortage by training Nova Scotians interested in practicing within local communities. “This will be a campus with a rural heartbeat, instilling a rural mindset within the next generation of doctors,” said CBU President David Dingwall.