Andy Parnaby

Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Andrew Parnaby holds a BA (Queen’s University), MA in History (Simon Fraser University) and a PhD (Memorial University) where he was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies. Prior to joining CBU, he taught at Dalhousie University, University of Victoria and was a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary’s University. He published 3 books including Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from Fenians to Fortress America, with Reg Whitaker & Gregory S. Kealey, receiving the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and an Honourable Mention for the CHA’s John A. Macdonald Prize. His current research is on deindustrialization in Atlantic Canada. He teaches social/political history, historiography, the Atlantic world in the age of sail and film. Dr. Parnaby won three distinguished teaching awards; two from CBU in 2011/2016, and one from the Association of Atlantic Universities in 2017.


Canadian politics and current affairs, Cape Breton history and culture, Cape Breton University