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Always a Helping Hand on Campus: Meet Lefin Paruvaparampil Chacko

Best of 2021

December 20, 2021

After making it through 2020 together, we knew 2021 would bring both ups and downs as we continued to navigate…

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Helping Students With Food Insecurity: Meet Vincepreet Singh

December 8, 2021

As the CBU Students’ Union (CBUSU) Food Bank Coordinator, Vincepreet Singh welcomes everyone with kindness and loves to help students…

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CBU Faculty Receive Funding to Create Open Educational Resources

December 2, 2021

Funding to support Open Educational Resources (OER) at Cape Breton University is expected to result in nearly $80,000 in savings…

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Maskwiomin company founders recognized at annual Discovery Awards

December 2, 2021

Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel and Tuma Young, Q.C., continue to gain attention for the development and commercialization of maskwiomin, a product…

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Fueling his Passion: Meet Jatin Joshi

November 29, 2021

While working at the Purple Thistle Dining Room at the Keltic Lodge during his co-op placement, CBU student Jatin Joshi…

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Cape Breton University researcher participates in international study on plagiarism prevention

November 24, 2021

At Cape Breton University, we strive to build an environment that allows students to become successful academic citizens. With ever-changing…

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Press Releases

New CBU Research Award to Honour Dr. Margaret Dechman

January 11, 2022

Cape Breton University will honour the late Dr. Margaret Dechman with a new research award bearing her name. The first…

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CBU and Community United for Black Education Celebrate MOU and $500,000 Donation to support African Nova Scotia Students

December 8, 2021

On Tuesday, December 7, Cape Breton University (CBU) and the Community United for Black Education (CUBE) held a celebration event…

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CBU Announces Downtown Prince Street Location

December 2, 2021

Cape Breton University is excited to announce its new downtown location at the Cineplex Theatre on Prince Street, beginning in…

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New Exchange Opportunity Will Bring CBU Students to Poland

November 30, 2021

A new Global Skills Opportunity project will allow Cape Breton University students to gain international study experience in Poland. The…

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CBU and Province of Nova Scotia Collaborate on Mental Health and Addictions Community Conversation

November 30, 2021

Cape Breton University and the Nova Scotia Office of Addictions and Mental Health hosted a community conversation on mental health…

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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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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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