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First To The BASE: Meet Brady Doucette

Celebrating Diversity, Strength and Perseverance: Meet Tyrone MacInnis

February 3, 2023

Each year, February marks the beginning of African Heritage Month in Canada. Cape Breton University is proud to recognize and…

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Fostering Meaningful Relationships with African Nova Scotian Youth: Meet Reann Arsenault

February 1, 2023

Each year, February marks the beginning of African Heritage Month in Canada, a month dedicated to sharing the history and…

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Cape Breton University and Dalhousie Excited to Announce Cape Breton Medical Campus

January 27, 2023

Cape Breton University and Dalhousie are excited to be collaborating on the development of a joint medical campus for Cape…

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Bringing Chinese Culture to CBU: Meet Leslie Fu

January 24, 2023

Sunday, January 22, 2023, marked the beginning of Lunar New Year, a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new…

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Best of 2022

December 21, 2022

After several challenging years of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 brought a renewed sense of potential, togetherness and excitement. This year…

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Canada Research Chair Supports Holistic Pathways in Indigenous Sport

December 13, 2022

Dr. Bettina Callary has been making waves in Cape Breton during the past two summers. While winter is on its…

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Press Releases

CBU to Host Ellen Furey as 2023 Artist in Residence

January 10, 2023

Cape Breton University is excited to announce Ellen Furey as the University’s 2023 Artist in Residence. Furey’s artistic path began…

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CBU recognizes contributions of the healthcare sector and establishes the Healthcare Award of Distinction

December 9, 2022

In recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic was challenging on all of us. None, more so, than the men and women…

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Yvonne LeVert Legacy Celebrated at CBU with Room Renaming and Scholarship

December 2, 2022

Cape Breton University recently celebrated the life and contributions of long-time employee Yvonne LeVert with a student-led special event that…

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CBU’s Boardmore Theatre Brings Macbeth To Cape Breton

November 22, 2022

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth November 24-27, 2022. This year’s production of Macbeth is the Theatre’s…

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Championing the Island’s Prosperity: CBU and Destination Cape Breton Renew MOU

November 3, 2022

Cape Breton University (CBU) and Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA) have undertaken a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the spirit…

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Media Experts

Xu Zhang

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

Department: Chemistry

Phone: 902-563-1608

Expertise:

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

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Suzanne MacLeod

Registrar's Office Representative

Department: Registrar's Office

Phone: 902-563-1649

Expertise:

Areas of expertise: Grade Entry, Registrations and Add/Drops, Room Bookings, Government Reporting, Convocation, day-to-day interaction with students, staff/faculty and the general public

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Stephanie MacQuarrie

Associate Dean of Science and Technology, Full Professor of Orga

Department: Chemistry

Phone: 902-563-1302

Expertise:

Biochar, Materials Chemistry, Biomass Conversion, Isolation of High Value Products from Biomass, Catalysis, Functional Materials.

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Rebecca Jones

Nursing Practice Educator

Department: Nursing

Phone: 902-563-1884

Office: A 231-C

Expertise:

Emergency/Critical Care Nursing, Forensic/Sexual Assault Nursing, Geriatric/Long Term Care Nursing, Palliative Care Nursing

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Patrick Howard

Dean (Interim), School of Education and Professor

Department: Education

Phone: 902-563-1300

Expertise:

teacher education; education for sustainability; literacy education; digital media; phenomenological research methods

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Michelle Jetha

Associate Professor, Psychology

Department: Psychology

Phone: 902-563-2814

Expertise:

Adolescent Brain Development, Adolescent Psychology, Child Development, Developmental Psychopathology (internalizing/externalizing behaviors), Schizophrenia, Emotion, Attention

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Matthew Keough

Enterprise Applications Systems Analyst

Department: IT Services


Expertise:

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

Expertise:

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

Expertise:

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

Expertise:

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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Katie MacLeod

Project Manager, EDI Capacity Building

Department: Office of Research and Graduate Studies


Expertise:

Indigenous-settler relations, Indigenous research ethics, and Acadian-Mi�kmaq relations, Acadian identities, Minority language retention, Acadian nationalism, ethnohistory, ethnography, qualitative research

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Janice Tulk

Senior Research & Policy Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

Department: Office of the President

Phone: 902-563-1932

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

Expertise:

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

Expertise:

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


Expertise:

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

Expertise:

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

Expertise:

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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