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A Throwback: CBU Capers Unveil Retro Jerseys for 50th Anniversary

Inaugural Lecture Marks 50 Years of Academic Excellence

February 26, 2024

Cape Breton University’s 50th Anniversary is officially underway! From humble beginnings as the College of Cape Breton (CCB), including Xavier…

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Diversifying Your Skill Set with CBU, Meet Sourabh Dahiya

February 23, 2024

Despite an already well-established and robust background in engineering, Sourabh Dahiya decided to venture off to a new corner of…

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Meet CBU’s Sexual Violence Prevention Response Advocate, Sonya Spencer

February 23, 2024

After graduating from Holland College’s Atlantic Police Academy and serving 13 years as a police officer, Sonya Spencer was drawn…

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From Positive Experiences to New Opportunities – Meet Kayla Day

January 22, 2024

Positive word-of-mouth can go a long way. For CBU student Kayla Day, hearing positive things about CBU from trusted friends…

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A Fresh Start for Everyone – Meet Tal Parsons

January 22, 2024

Not all struggles are easily identifiable from the outside looking in. This was the case for CBU student, Natalia Parsons,…

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Patience in Finding What’s Right for You: Meet Gurmit Kaur

January 18, 2024

Despite more than a decade of experience in the business industry and a second career in psychological counseling, Gurmit Kaur…

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Press Releases

Experience “Murder in the Cathedral” at Boardmore Playhouse

February 16, 2024

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse proudly presents T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral directed by Russell Colman. The production will…

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CBU Names Bianchini in Advisory Role as Industry Expert – Tourism

January 31, 2024

Cape Breton University has named Michele Bianchini as Industry Expert – Tourism. This advisory role will provide strategic advice directly…

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Cape Breton University Awarded Funding to Support Healthy Aging Research

January 31, 2024

Cape Breton University is working with communities across Cape Breton to offer programs for people at risk or living with…

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN SCIENCE LABS IN CBU’S CENTRE FOR DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION

January 26, 2024

The next generation of innovators will be critical to finding forward-thinking, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of a swiftly…

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CBU Announces Meagan Musseau as 2024 Artist in Residence

January 18, 2024

Cape Breton University Announces Meagan Musseau as 2024 Artist in Residence Cape Breton University is pleased to announce Meagan Musseau…

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Xu Zhang

Canada Research Chair (Tier ll) in Healthy Environments and Communities

Department: Chemistry

Phone: 902-563-1608

Expertise:

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology for environmental and health applications with focus on water treatment, cancer diagnostics and treatment

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Teena Campbell

Manager of Varsity Athletics and Communications

Department: Athletics and Recreation


Expertise:

Expertise: Physical education and sport/physical activity instruction. Interests: Coaching, promoting Active for Life activities in community and schools, sports and physical fitness

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Suzanne MacLeod

Registrar's Office Representative

Department: Registrar's Office

Phone: 902-563-1649

Expertise:

Areas of expertise: Grade Entry, Registrations and Add/Drops, Room Bookings, Government Reporting, Convocation, day-to-day interaction with students, staff/faculty and the general public

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Stephanie MacQuarrie

Associate Dean of Science and Technology, Full Professor of Orga

Department: Chemistry

Phone: 902-563-1302

Expertise:

Biochar, Materials Chemistry, Biomass Conversion, Isolation of High Value Products from Biomass, Catalysis, Functional Materials.

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Rebecca Jones

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing

Phone: 902-574-1654

Office: A 231-G

Expertise:

Emergency/Critical Care Nursing, Forensic/Sexual Assault Nursing, Geriatric/Long Term Care Nursing, Palliative Care Nursing

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Michelle Jetha

Associate Professor, Psychology

Department: Psychology

Phone: 902-563-2814

Expertise:

Adolescent Brain Development, Adolescent Psychology, Child Development, Developmental Psychopathology (internalizing/externalizing behaviors), Schizophrenia, Emotion, Attention

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Matthew Keough

Enterprise Applications Systems Analyst

Department: Enterprise App Services


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

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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Leslie Wardley

Associate Professor of Marketing & SSHRC Exchange University Research Chair in Social Determinants of Health

Department: Organizational Management

Phone: 902-563-1176

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 Research & Policy Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

Department: Office of the President

Phone: 902-563-1932

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

CTL Teaching Chair in Allyship & Decolonization; Assistant Profe

Department: School of Science and Technology, Psychology Department

Phone: 902-563-1217

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

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


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: 902-574-7585

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

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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