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Cape Breton University Joins Project Aimed at Detecting COVID-19 in Wastewater

January 13, 2021

Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in…

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ViaTalenta Group and Cape Breton University Collaborate for Sustainable Innovation Focused on Food Security

December 16, 2020

Cape Breton University (CBU) and ViaTalenta Group Ltd (VTG), with its Americas headquarters in Canada, are delighted to announce their…

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CBU researcher awarded Health Investigator Grant

December 14, 2020

Cape Breton University researcher Dr. Jamileh Yousefi is making a name for herself as an emerging health researcher. With an…

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Enhancing Health and Wellbeing on Campus: Meet Yann Artur

December 4, 2020

Investments that will enhance the health and wellbeing of our campus community are now more important than ever. This is…

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A Science Champion in Our Midst: Meet Chantelle Cormier

December 1, 2020

CBU Recognized at Nova Scotia Discovery Awards Chantelle Cormier, Chair of the Biology Department and Senior Lab Instructor at Cape…

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#GivingTuesday in Support of the CBUSU Food Bank: Meet Our Food Bank Coordinator, Annabel Alu

December 1, 2020

During this season of giving, Cape Breton University is proud to take part in a province-wide initiative with eight other…

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Press Releases

Research Project to Track Presence of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia Wastewater

January 8, 2021

Press release written by Research Nova Scotia. Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence…

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CBU Convenes Medical Advisory Committee with Local Physicians and Moves Back to Temporary Remote Work Period

December 9, 2020

Cape Breton University (CBU) President, David C. Dingwall recently convened a Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) consisting of local physicians representing…

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Cancelling of Flights to Sydney Airport Detrimental to International Students

December 9, 2020

Cape Breton University Students’ Union President, Amrinder Singh, and Cape Breton University President, David C. Dingwall, are jointly calling on…

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CBU Announces Two New Creative Arts Initiatives

December 3, 2020

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce two creative arts initiatives that reaffirm the importance of the arts at CBU…

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CBU Announces Two New Creative Arts Initiatives

December 3, 2020

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce two creative arts initiatives that reaffirm the importance of the arts at CBU…

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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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