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CAPERS Men's and Women's Soccer Teams are Nationals Bound (Again!)

Alliyah Rowe named U SPORTS Rookie of the Year and CAPERS named to Top Teams

November 7, 2019

As the CAPERS Men’s and Women’s soccer teams prepare to take to the pitch for the 2019 National USPORTS Championships,…

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My CBU Story: Khoa (Kevin) Doan

November 1, 2019

Meet Khoa Doan, better known as Kevin around Cape Breton University’s campus. You’ve probably seen him running around with a…

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My CBU Story: Valedictorian Evan MacNeil

October 30, 2019

Cape Breton University student Evan MacNeil was born and raised in the small community of Mill Creek, Cape Breton. After…

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CBU Awarded Two Prestigious Canada Research Chairs

October 25, 2019

Two Cape Breton University (CBU) researchers have recently been awarded prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC).   Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon,…

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Combining a Love of Hip-Hop and History from the Comfort of Home: Meet Alex Kuchma

October 24, 2019

Alex Kuchma, a third-year student at Cape Breton University is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History with the goal of…

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Hannah Kosick: Leading Through Sustainability

October 24, 2019

Cape Breton University student and environmentalist Hannah Kosick is making waves across Canada after finding her place in the Bachelor…

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Press Releases

CBU to Honor Veterans and those currently serving

November 4, 2019

Cape Breton University will honor veterans and those currently serving our country with a Remembrance Day tribute on November 9,…

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CBU to Celebrate 2019 Fall Convocation

November 1, 2019

During the Fall 2019 convocation ceremony, Cape Breton University will celebrate the hard work and success of more than 354…

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CAPERS Host AUS Championships and Honour Peter Kennedy

October 31, 2019

The Cape Breton University CAPERS Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams will host the 2019 AUS Championships from October 31-November 3,…

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CBU and DCBA to Host Tourism Innovators Summit

October 30, 2019

Cape Breton University’s (CBU) World Tourism Institute (WTI) and Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA) will host a Tourism Innovators Summit…

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CBU and 5th Canadian Division Sign MOU to Provide Opportunities for Students in Army Reserve

October 28, 2019

Today, Cape Breton University (CBU) and the 5th Canadian Division of the Department of National Defence signed a Memorandum of…

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Media Experts

Xu Zhang

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) 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

Office: B-178A Media Expert

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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

Full Professor

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

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

Assistant Professor of Marketing and 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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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 of Psychology

Department: Psychology

Phone: 902-536-1217

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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 and Dean

Department: Education

Phone: 902-563-1672

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Teaching and Learning in higher education; Transformative education; Higher Education and Society; internationalization of the curriculum; community-engaged learning and research; the scholarship of teaching and learning

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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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