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Let Nothing Stand in Your Way: Meet Paige Cox

Eleanor Sidley and the Long-Awaited Week of Welcome

September 9, 2021

After completing her Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree at Cape Breton University, Eleanor Sidley knew she wasn’t ready…

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CBU researchers receive funding to enhance research spaces

August 24, 2021

Cape Breton University researchers were recognized by the Government of Canada with the recent award of funding through the Canada…

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Back on the World Stage: Coach Fabian McKenzie to Lead Team Canada

August 4, 2021

CBU Women’s Basketball Coach, Fabian McKenzie, has returned to the international stage as he takes on the role of Head…

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Tune In: This is Caper Radio

July 29, 2021

If you’ve walked through the halls at Cape Breton University, you may have noticed music playing through key areas of…

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Avery Gessner and the Great Historical Journey

July 29, 2021

Avery Gessner grew up watching Indiana Jones movies with his father and even during those early childhood moments, he knew…

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Embrace the Challenge: Meet Allison Martell

July 27, 2021

Allison Martell’s CBU story has spanned three decades. As she puts it, it’s older than the campus residence buildings! But…

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Press Releases

Tour of Valour Kicks off Cape Breton Highlanders 150th Anniversary Celebration

September 15, 2021

A Tour of Valour wine tasting event will be held, as part of the 150th Cape Breton Highlanders anniversary celebrations,…

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Increase in Nursing Seats at Cape Breton University

July 2, 2021

The Rankin government announced today, July 2, the permanent addition of 62 first-year Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) seats at…

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Cape Breton University Announces Indigenous Dean of Unama’ki College

June 18, 2021

Cape Breton University has recently hired Laurianne Sylvester as the new Dean of Unama’ki College. Born and raised as a…

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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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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

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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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

Professor in Education

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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