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Meet CBU’s Data Champions – The Business Intelligence Unit

June 3, 2021

Data are units of factual information used as a basis for reasoning. Using data in a university setting can significantly…

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Research is on the RISE at Cape Breton University

May 27, 2021

Cape Breton University would like to congratulate the 23 talented researchers who recently received internal funding through Research, Innovation, Scholarship…

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CBU Supports Development of Riverside’s Knowledge Path

May 20, 2021

Nestled in the Acadian forest surrounding Riverside School in Albert Bridge, a two-kilometer trail is welcoming students and residents to…

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Becoming a Change Maker: Meet Megan Shapka

May 19, 2021

Growing up on a farm northwest of Calgary, Megan Shapka says her passion for sustainability and ecological thinking came naturally…

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Helping the Community, One Bite at a Time: Meet Emma Jerrott

May 13, 2021

Growing up in the small ocean-front town of Dominion, Nova Scotia, Emma Jerrott has always understood the value of community…

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My CBU Story: Ganiyu Abass

May 7, 2021

Ganiyu Abass was working as a public health physician in Nigeria when he realized his knowledge in the field was…

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Press Releases

Cape Breton University Receives Two National Awards from the Canadian Council of Advancement of Education  

June 4, 2021

On May 16 – 19 during the 2021 Canadian Council for Advancement of Education’s (CCAE) Virtual National Conference, Cape Breton University…

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CBU to Celebrate the Academic Achievements of Largest Graduating Class

May 6, 2021

Cape Breton University will celebrate the success and academic achievements of its largest graduating class ever with the launch of…

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Find the Warrior Within

May 3, 2021

The Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Rural Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Youth to learn about business and Access Mentors Nation Wide When…

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Cape Breton University to Close Artist in Residence Series with Indigenous Focused Event

April 15, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Cape Breton University will host the final event in the 2021 Artist in Residence Series…

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Cape Breton University to Confer Six Honorary Degrees on Outstanding Individuals during Spring 2021 Convocation

April 9, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, during the virtual spring convocation celebration, Cape Breton University will confer honorary doctorates on six…

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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
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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


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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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