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Get to know the CBUSU Executive: 2020/21

Creating Change Through Hiking and Healing

September 28, 2020

In the fall of 2019, at a creativity weekend retreat in Margaree, Cape Breton, four people with diverse backgrounds became…

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From the CBU Alumni Vault

September 25, 2020

During this not so typical summer, the CBU Alumni Department took on a special project that we are excited to…

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A New Opportunity to Help Others: Meet Wayne Miller

September 10, 2020

If you’re looking for boundless energy and creativity, Wayne Miller is your guy. This August, after a 20-year career in…

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An Advantage in Preparation: Scott Moir

August 28, 2020

Cape Breton University History Professor, Dr. Scott Moir, says his eye-opening experience with CBU’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)…

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Sharon Morrison Memorial Award Established

August 27, 2020

The Cape Breton Down Syndrome Society (CBDSS), along with the Morrison Family of Sydney River have proudly established the Sharon…

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School Outreach Project Supports Two-Eyed Seeing

August 24, 2020

Cape Breton University Senior Lab Instructor, Chantelle Cormier, is hoping to introduce the guiding principle of Two-Eyed Seeing developed by Elder Albert Marshall into Cape Breton…

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Press Releases

Renovations Make the CBU Campus Fully Accessible

October 13, 2020

A new project currently underway at Cape Breton University (CBU) will make the campus fully accessible, a crucial step in…

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CBU Announces Online Winter Semester

October 7, 2020

Cape Breton University announced, today, classes for the Winter Semester, beginning January 2021, will be delivered online. This decision was…

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CBU President David Dingwall Appointed Honorary Colonel

September 24, 2020

Cape Breton University President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall, has recently been appointed as the Honorary Colonel of the Cape…

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NBCC, CBU sign degree pathway agreements

September 11, 2020

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) today virtually signed agreements with Cape Breton University (CBU) that provide graduates with new degree…

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CBU Awarded Prestigious Canada Research Chair in Healthy Environments and Communities

August 25, 2020

Dr. Xu Zhang, a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry in the School of Science and Technology at Cape…

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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

Associate Professor of Marketing & SSHRC Exchange University Research Chair in Social Determinants of Health

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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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