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Dr. Lynn LeVatte: Presenting CBU’s Education Programs through a Montessori Vision

July 18, 2024

Earlier this spring, Dr. Lynn LeVatte, Assistant Professor of Education at CBU, had the honour of speaking at the Montessori…

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Embracing Change and the Secret to Success – Meet Mike Dickson

July 15, 2024

For much of his upbringing, things didn’t come easy for CBU student, Mike Dickson. Through it all, he always knew…

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CBU and ACAP Cape Breton to Plant 50,000 Trees through ‘Growing Forward Together’ Project

July 15, 2024

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, Cape Breton University (CBU) launched Growing Forward Together, a signature initiative to plant…

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A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Community

June 28, 2024

Cape Breton University Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence On this date, June 28, 1974, the College of Cape Breton (CCB)…

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From The First Class to CBU Faculty: Meet Blair MacNeil P. Eng.

June 24, 2024

As a student enrolled in the first class of the College of Cape Breton (CCB), Blair MacNeil was among the…

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Reunited on the Pitch: Meet Ness Timmons and Karolyne MacDonell

June 19, 2024

Ness Timmons has been a staple of the CBU community for nearly 30 years. If you have ever been to…

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Press Releases

Halifax Wanderers vs Ipswich Town Exhibition Match at CBU

July 16, 2024

Cape Breton University is proud to host an exhibition match between the development teams of the Halifax Wanderers (Canadian Professional…

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CBU Spring 2024 Convocation

June 3, 2024

From May 15-17, Cape Breton University celebrated the success of more than 2600 spring graduates across five ceremonies at Centre…

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Exhibit Showcasing Cape Breton University’s History at the Old Sydney Society Opens to the Public

May 3, 2024

Yesterday, May 2, Cape Breton University (CBU) proudly opened its doors to the public for a special exhibit ‘Cape Breton…

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More Funding for Cape Breton Medical Campus

April 30, 2024

This press release was originally published by the Province of Nova Scotia.  Nova Scotia’s second medical school campus is on…

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Cape Breton University Recognizes Research and Teaching Excellence

April 25, 2024

Cape Breton University recently presented its annual research and teaching awards for 2023, honouring faculty achievements across five categories. The…

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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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Teena Campbell

Manager of Varsity Athletics and Communications

Department: Athletics and Recreation


Expertise:

Expertise: Physical education and sport/physical activity instruction. Interests: Coaching, promoting Active for Life activities in community and schools, sports and physical fitness

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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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Rebecca Jones

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing

Phone: 902-574-1654

Office: A 231-G

Expertise:

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

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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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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

Program Development Consultant

Department: Cape Breton Medical Campus / Medicine


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

CTL Teaching Chair in Allyship & Decolonization; Assistant Profe

Department: School of Science and Technology, Psychology Department

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: 902-574-7585

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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