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A Second Home at CBU: Sanamdeep Kaur

Stephanie MacQuarrie To Participate in Youth “Let’s Talk Science Challenge”

May 25, 2020

Looking for a fun, educational project to work on at home with your kids? Join Stephanie MacQuarrie this Wednesday, May…

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On the Front Lines: CBU Alumna Natalie MacSween

May 15, 2020

Cape Breton University is proud to have Alumni working on the front lines to keep our community safe. Natalie MacSween…

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Improving Communication Through Tech: CBU Nursing Students Win First Place in the Country

May 11, 2020

Cape Breton University students are at the forefront of innovative problem solving and discovery. Bachelor of Science, Nursing students Kelsey…

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Balance Becomes Routine: Helen MacDonald

May 9, 2020

Mother of two Helen MacDonald knows a thing or two about balancing acts. At CBU, Helen not only excels in…

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My CBU Story: Valedictorian Rebecca Bennett

May 8, 2020

Born and raised in Sydney Mines, Rebecca Bennett knew she wanted to stay close to her hometown after graduating from…

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My CBU Story: Cory Bent

May 7, 2020

If you’ve been to a CAPERS soccer game in the past few years, you’ve likely been lucky enough to watch…

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Press Releases

Development of Rapid COVID-19 Detection System based on Surface Acoustic Wave Technology Platform

May 19, 2020

This press release was written by Research Nova Scotia. “Our goal is to develop a point-of-care rapid COVID-19 virus detection…

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Cape Breton University Alumni Association Make $50,000 Gift to Perseverance: Student Relief Fund as part of #GivingTuesdayNow

May 4, 2020

Today, the Cape Breton University Alumni Association is announcing a $50,000 gift to the CBU Perseverance: Student Relief Fund to…

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Federal Funding Leaves International Students Behind

April 23, 2020

Cape Breton University President David Dingwall is calling on the Federal Government for more support for international students currently studying…

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CBU Celebrates Staff & Faculty for their Participation in New Indigenous Learning Experience

March 12, 2020

Cape Breton University recently celebrated the first cohort of staff and faculty to complete a new Indigenous learning experience, “Learning…

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Cape Breton University to host community Suicide Prevention Session

March 3, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, Cape Breton University will welcome Registered Nurse, Author, and Mental Health Advocate Janet MacDonald to campus…

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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

SSHRC Exchange University Research Chair in Social Determinants of Health, Assistant Professor of Marketing

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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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

Dean and Professor

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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