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Get to know the CBUSU Executive: 2022/23

Archival Research Experience: Meet Ainsley Pelley

July 22, 2022

The Community-Student Research Connections Program (CSRCP) sees Cape Breton University students working alongside organizations to address the business’ project needs.…

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From South Ontario to Cape Breton: Meet Dr. Dylan Reynolds

July 21, 2022

After having lived in South Ontario his entire life, Dr. Dylan Reynolds has made the move to become an Assistant…

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CBU to Engage Seniors in National Research on Dementia Prevention

June 30, 2022

Cape Breton University is taking an important step to support healthy communities as it prepares to open its newest research…

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Excelling in Multiple Disciplines: Meet Neylan Stevens

June 30, 2022

Be it academics, dancing or playing volleyball, Neylan Stevens is a Cape Breton University student who excels in all areas.…

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Scholarship Success: Meet Sasha Young

June 7, 2022

Riverview graduate, Sasha Young, will be joining Cape Breton University in September and says she can’t wait to experience the…

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CBU to Host Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run

May 30, 2022

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, Cape Breton University will host the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run, presented by Cape Breton…

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Press Releases

Easier Path for LPNs to become Registered Nurses

June 7, 2022

Originally published by the Province of Nova Scotia on June 7, 2022.  More licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can now further…

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CBU Announces Dr. John P. Nadeau as New Dean of Shannon School of Business

June 7, 2022

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John P. Nadeau as the new Dean of CBU’s…

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CBU to Host National Human Rights Conference and Confer Honorary Degree on Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Bob Rae

May 30, 2022

From Wednesday, June 1, to Friday, June 3, 2022, Cape Breton University will host the Canadian Association for the Prevention…

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CBU to Celebrate the Success of more than 800 Spring Graduates

May 18, 2022

Cape Breton University will host two in-person Spring Convocation ceremonies this year to celebrate the success of more than 800…

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Julie Francis Appointed L’nu Health Chair at Cape Breton University

May 16, 2022

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Francis as the L’nu Health Chair at CBU’s Unama’ki…

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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 and Associate Prof of O

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 behaviours), Schizophrenia, Emotion, Attention

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Matthew Keough

Client Technology Service Specialist

Department: IT Services

Phone: 902-563-1123

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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Julia Rombough

Assistant Professor, Gender History

Department: Humanities


Expertise:

gender; body; history of health and medicine; institutions; urban experience; Italy; Europe; early modern

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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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