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Meet CBU's Brand Ambassadors: Mya and Alyssa

Applying Life Lessons: Meet Amber McLaine

March 30, 2021

Amber McLaine’s higher education journey began after high school, when she enrolled in a two-year program at NSCC. She transferred…

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CBU to Extend Nursing Deadline for Indigenous and African Nova Scotian Students

March 23, 2021

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce an application extension for Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) and African Nova Scotian students entering the…

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Three CBU Alumni Among the First L’nu to Graduate from Law School

March 17, 2021

In November, 2020, Alumnus Trevor Bernard posted a Twitter photo. The photo showed Trevor along with Regional Chief Paul Prosper…

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Set Goals and Adapt: Meet Mitchell Hiscock

March 15, 2021

When Mitchell Hiscock applied to Cape Breton University, he had no idea he would begin his university journey in a…

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Lifelong Learning: Ryan Leil

March 15, 2021

Alumnus, Ryan Leil, was born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He now serves as the Deputy Chief of…

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Challenging and Exciting Times for Alumna Jolly Vincent

March 15, 2021

After hearing about Cape Breton University through the Indian recruitment agency, Santa Monica, Jolly Vincent made the life-changing decision to…

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Press Releases

Cape Breton University to Close Artist in Residence Series with Indigenous Focused Event

April 15, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Cape Breton University will host the final event in the 2021 Artist in Residence Series…

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Cape Breton University to Confer Six Honorary Degrees on Outstanding Individuals during Spring 2021 Convocation

April 9, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, during the virtual spring convocation celebration, Cape Breton University will confer honorary doctorates on six…

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CBU to Host 22nd Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture Virtually

March 1, 2021

Dr. Claudine Bonner to present A Pier for the Pierless  On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Cape Breton University will host…

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CBDC to Launch Immigrant Loan Pilot Program

February 23, 2021

Coastal Business, a Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) is implementing an Immigrant Loan pilot program designed to provide access to…

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CBU and CBUSU Working Together to Further Assist Students During Pandemic

January 29, 2021

Cape Breton University (CBU) and the Cape Breton University Students’ Union (CBUSU) are working together to provide additional supports for…

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Media Experts

Xu Zhang

Canada Research Chair (Tier ll) in Healthy Environments and Communities

Department: Chemistry

Phone: 902-563-1608

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Nanomaterials and nanotechnology for environmental and health applications with focus on water treatment, cancer diagnostics and treatment

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Matthew Keough

Programmer Analyst

Department: IT Services

Phone: 902-563-1808

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Skilled in designing user interface, developing websites, Photoshop design, debugging, web applications, and hardware. Technical skills include Hardware Diagnostics, Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, C#, Objective-C, PHP, SQL, CSS, XML, XHTML, and HTML. Network management with hardware maintenance.

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Martin Mkandawire

Professor, Chemistry

Department: Chemistry

Phone: 902-563-1430

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My research activities have been around mine water remediation and management with a goal to develop cost-effective strategies; and my research interests are, intra alia, in biophotonics and photochemistry of bio-compounds, development of devices with improved energetics using bio-inspire designs and bio-mimicked processes like improving energy conversion efficiency using bio-inspired design and architecture of devices in organic solar cell

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Lilla Roy

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Department: Nursing

Phone: 902-563-1963

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Epidemiology, quality of life measurement, patient preference and value measurement, choice experiments, health economics, health technology assessment, priority setting in health care

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Leslie Wardley

Associate Professor of Marketing & SSHRC Exchange University Research Chair in Social Determinants of Health

Department: Organizational Management

Phone: 902-563-1176

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Dr. Wardley�s research includes qualitative and quantitative scientific exploration of targeted consumers through identification of their preferences, motivations, and buying behaviours. Through these insights organizations are able to predict and possibly amend behaviour.

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Janice Tulk

Senior Researcher, Prospect and Development

Department: Development

Phone: 902-563-1932

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Expertise:

Mi’kmaw music, history, culture, and ways of knowing; Indigenous tourism development and economic reconciliation; industrial soundscapes and expressive culture; material culture, maker and DIY culture, and fibre arts in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

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Heather Schmidt

Chair of the Psychology Department and Assistant Professor, Psychology

Department: Psychology

Phone: 902-563-1217

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As a Community Psychologist, I use participatory action research, and other collaborative, decolonializing approaches to facilitate empowerment, inclusion and social justice for historically-marginalized communities such as L�nu / Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+ post-secondary students, and individuals with mental health challenges.

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Emily MacLeod

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Department: Nursing

Phone: 902-563-1438
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Sexual violence, sexual consent, access to and use of health services, determinants of health, health promotion

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Dennis York

Instructor, ICA

Department: Education


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Evaluation of blended and online programs, learning engineering, engagement strategies and community building in digital learning environments, and the role of social media in facilitating online teaching and learning in postsecondary education.

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Carolin Kreber

Professor in Education

Department: Education

Phone: 902-563-1672

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Teaching and learning in adult and higher education; transformative education; adult education; Higher Education and Society; internationalization; community-engaged learning and research.

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Bernard Farenkia

Professor, French and Linguistics

Department: Communication and Languages

Phone: 902-563-1870

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Second / foreign language acquisition and Pedagogy, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Language contact, Cross-cultural Pragmatics / Intercultural communication, Postcolonial linguistics, Variational Pragmatics, varieties of French, Translation, Linguistic politeness / Interpersonal communication, Academic discourse.

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