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The Office of Research and Graduate studies (ORGS) facilitates and administers student and faculty research. ORGS provides valuable information and services to researchers applying for funding, and is the centre of research promotion at Cape Breton University.  CBU is committed to creating a culture that enables and promotes research and critical thinking, including the pursuits of commercialization. With over four million dollars in external research funding, our students and researchers are always working on new and innovative research. CBU’s robust research culture is built upon a strong network of community, industry and public partnerships.

Cape Breton University is uniquely positioned to give our undergraduate students the opportunity to do first-hand research working alongside our world-renowned researchers. We’re proud that more than 150 undergraduate students and more than 40 graduate students were engaged in research as assistants in 2013-14.

Our faculty have been published widely, are grant recipients of many funding bodies, provide expert opinions and are helping to better the ways in which the world operates.

Find out about our research achievements.


Dean’s Message

This is an exciting time to be at Cape Breton University. As a young institution, it was with tremendous speed and tenacity that CBU established a reputation as a leader in a number of fields of research. We have seen the growth of a strong research culture at CBU that has a positive and lasting impact both locally and globally. Our small but potent research community has brought distinction to CBU and our dynamic and diverse research projects frequently bring international attention for their achievements. A growing stream of important external funding steadily increases the standards of research excellence at Cape Breton University. CBU’s many research achievements disseminate into and enrich student experiences inestimably. In addition, our collaborative relationships extend far beyond the doors of our institution. In my role as Dean of Research, Teaching and Graduate Studies, I have the opportunity to work and learn with CBU researchers–including many of our students—and community partners across disciplines who continue to push the intellectual boundaries of their fields. As Cape Breton University’s research culture continues to grow, I am proud to take a leadership role in nurturing a prosperous future. I invite colleagues and students at CBU and visitors from the broader community to explore the CBU Research web pages and drop by our Office of Research & Graduate Studies located on the second floor of the Marvin Harvey Building B212 to learn more about research at CBU and how we can work with you.

Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett
Dean of Research, Teaching and Graduate Studies

Tanya Brann-Barrett
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Communication

Office: B-212

Phone: 902.563.1843

Brenda Leloup
Assistant to the Dean

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1304

Donnie Calabrese
Research Advancement Officer

Office: B212

Phone: 902-563-1832

Sarah Conrod
Manager, Industry Partnerships & Research Commercialization

Office: B254

Phone: 902.563.1842

Jodi McDavid
Major Research Projects Officer

Office: B212

Phone: 902-563-1107

Charles Sander Taylor
Research Officer

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1338

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