The Cape Breton University sign is seen in an undated file photo.
Cape Breton University has implemented a new code of conduct to protect international students from misleading claims made by recruitment agents about the university and the local region. The code of conduct provides a framework for recruiters to follow and outlines penalties for those who fail to follow its guidelines. The Canadian Press reports that this code is a direct response to criticism from CBU international students who have claimed that some agents haved been dishonest about housing affordability and the availability of part-time work in the region. CBU Manager of International Digital Strategy and Partnership Development Joel Inglis explained that recruiters “need to be giving students real information and not misguiding or misleading them.”