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Through the Lens: Meet Tom Joseph Scaria

Co-op Experience: Seizing Opportunity with Haley Whittle

January 21, 2020

Fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student, Haley Whittle, has accomplished a lot during her time at CBU. On top of…

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Developing the Skills for Success: Emily MacLennan

January 14, 2020

Emily MacLennan knows the value of getting involved on campus. A Bachelor of Business Administration student majoring in Marketing, Emily…

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Ciera Disipio Named All-Time Top 8 Academic All-Canadian

January 9, 2020

U-SPORTS has just announced the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2018-19 season and we are thrilled to share the…

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Best of 2019

December 19, 2019

As 2019 winds down and the CBU community prepares to ring in the new year, we’d like to invite you…

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Inspired by Compassion: Beth Carmichael

December 12, 2019

Beth Carmichael is a Bachelor of Science, Nursing student in Cape Breton University’s Advanced Standing Program, but her educational journey…

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Cape Breton University Researchers Awarded $850,000 Research Grant for the Re-Discovery of an L’nu Traditional Medicine

December 11, 2019

Working alongside Elders of Membertou First Nations, and Mr. Tuma Young, Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Professor of Chemistry at Cape Breton…

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Press Releases

Lauchie, Liza and Rory debuts at the Bordmore Theatre

January 20, 2020

Sheldon Currie’s play Lauchie, Liza and Rory makes its debut at CBU’s Boardmore Theatre Playhouse on January 21, 2020. “He…

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Cape Breton University Researchers Awarded $850,000 Research Grant for the Re-Discovery of an L’nu Traditional Medicine

December 11, 2019

Working alongside Elders and knowledge-holders in Membertou First Nation, Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Professor of Chemistry at Cape Breton University, has…

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CBU and CBUFA Reach Tentative Agreement

November 15, 2019

Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association are pleased to jointly announce that a tentative collective agreement…

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CBU to Honour Veterans and those currently serving

November 4, 2019

Cape Breton University will honour 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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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

SSHRC Exchange University Research Chair in Social Determinants of Health, Assistant Professor of Marketing

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, 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

Dean and Professor

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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