About ORGS

Answering the big questions

Cape Breton University researchers are addressing important issues in scholarly discourses and debate, as well as problems that concern the general public. The research undertaken at CBU is making a difference—to academics, students, and to the community. The projects CBU researchers participate in are original, world-class and respected among other scholars and the public.

Cape Breton University’s Strategic Research, Innovation and Commercialization Plan identifies four research priorities that leverage CBU’s existing and emerging strengths:

  • Sustainability and Community Development
  • Cultural and Ecological Heritage
  • Fundamental Knowledge and Innovation,
  • and Social and Political Processes and Change

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) is here to assist CBU’s researchers, partners, and funding agencies in procuring and administering project funding. The ORGS team also promotes the research activities and achievements of researchers. We act as a facilitating conduit between our researchers and private and public, regional, national and international funding agencies

Supporting your work

The ORGS team is here to help navigate the research process from beginning to end. From idea creation to project implementation, the team can help determine what the best next steps are for each project and exactly how to go about them.


Tanya Brann-Barrett
Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Communication

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1843

Brenda Leloup
Assistant to the Dean

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1304

Sarah Conrod
Manager, Industry Partnerships & Research Commercialization

Office: B254

Phone: 902.563.1842

Dana Mount
Assistant Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of English

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1338

Zuzana Istvankova
Research Administration Officer: Major Initiatives

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1832

Nicole MacDougall
Research Administration Officer: Facilitation and Outreach

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1107