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Corporate Offices to Wedding Bells: Meet Jenna Sampson

Informing Affordable Housing: Dr. Leviten-Reid

July 31, 2020

Having a place to live that is safe, affordable and secure is key to our well-being. That’s why Dr. Catherine…

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Making Resources Accessible to All: Pressbooks

July 28, 2020

On July 15, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) announced a $35,000…

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Getting Creative with Chemistry – Karen Foss

July 27, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted student learning experiences across the country, Senior Lab Instructor Karen Foss, hasn’t let…

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Seize the Moment: Meet CBU Alumnus, Ikdeep Singh

July 22, 2020

On a sunny Saturday in November, 2019, Cape Breton University held its inaugural Leader’s Edge Conference, showcasing top leadership experts…

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Canada Day: A Time to Reflect for One International Alumnus

June 26, 2020

Omar Tag El-Din first arrived in Canada from Egypt in 2012 to finish his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at…

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Happy Father’s Day! Meet Chief Denny and his daughter Lenita

June 19, 2020

Chief Leroy Denny, of Eskasoni First Nation, has been serving his community for ten years and has been involved with…

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Press Releases

Cape Breton University to Host U SPORTS soccer National Championships in 2021 & 2023

July 28, 2020

U SPORTS championship hosts were recently announced in men’s and women’s soccer. Cape Breton University will host the Women’s Soccer…

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CBU receives major funding to lead national research initiative on affordable housing

July 27, 2020

Cape Breton University (CBU) will lead a national research initiative on the importance of affordable rental housing for those in…

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CBU Looks to Creatively Cut Costs Amid Global Pandemic

June 22, 2020

Just as many other businesses are, Cape Breton University (CBU) is grappling with the challenges and significant financial impacts presented…

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CBU and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey Sign Agreement to Expand Access to Education

June 10, 2020

Yesterday, Cape Breton University (CBU) and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase access to post-secondary…

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Development of Rapid COVID-19 Detection System based on Surface Acoustic Wave Technology Platform

May 19, 2020

This press release was written by Research Nova Scotia. “Our goal is to develop a point-of-care rapid COVID-19 virus detection…

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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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