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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.

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Tanya Brann-Barrett
Dean of Research, Teaching & 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

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

Dana Mount
Assistant Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of English

Phone: 902.563.1338
Office: B212