What­ever Hap­pened To …

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON/ATLANTIC -

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.

EDI­TOR’S NOTE: What­ever hap­pened to ... ap­pears in the Cape Bre­ton Post. Do you know a CBU alumni that we should pro­file for “What ever hap­pened to ….” Con­tact Jenna Tarr at Jen­na_ Tarr@cbu.ca for more de­tails.


An­drew Skin­ner-Ryan grad­u­ated from Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity in 2015

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