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CBU Alumnus: Andrew Skinner-Ryan Title: Faculty of Law Juris Doctor program, University of New Brunswick CBU Education: BBA 2015 double concentration in legal studies and human resources Hometown: North Sydney
Choosing to attend Cape Breton University was a no brainer for Andrew Skinner-Ryan.
“The small class sizes, faculty and staff were just a few of the many reasons I chose to attend CBU,” said the 2015 graduate.
During his four years at CBU, Skinner-Ryan achieved academic success and received recognition for his efforts by being awarded the John and Jeanne Eyking Scholarship in 2011, the Marty Chernin & Hugh Tweedie Business Scholarship in 2012 and the Hon. Mr. Justice George Yates Scholarship in 2014. Additionally, Skinner-Ryan attained Dean’s List status in 2011 and 2015.
He also was involved with the CBU Students’ Union as creative director of the Caper Times, then pivoting to director of communications for the students’ union.
Additionally, Skinner-Ryan was a member of the CBU board of governors, academic senate and worked with StudentsNS to implement cross-campus awareness campaigns — representing student issues to local, regional and national stakeholders, as well as being involved in various facets of the university community. He was also actively involved in various volunteer programs and positions and acted as communications director for the TEDxCape Breton Conference in 2015.
Last year, Skinner-Ryan was one of 92 people accepted to the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law Juris Doctor program. The program is three years in length and is followed by a one-year articling period before admission to a provincial barristers’ society may be sought.
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Andrew Skinner-Ryan graduated from Cape Breton University in 2015