Integrative Science University Faculty
Cheryl Bartlett, CM, PhD
Cheryl Bartlett is a Professor of Biology at Cape Breton University and first taught all four and then two of the first year MS
IT courses during the period 1999-2005. Now, as the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science, most of her teaching is “outside the box”, i.e. to diverse audiences by way of numerous presentations delivered locally to internationally, many of which are co-presented with Elder Albert Marshall. Cheryl is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science and the Director of the Institute for Integrative Science & Health (read more biographical information about Cheryl here). NOTE: At the end of December 2012, Cheryl took early retirement from Cape Breton University.
Rod Beresford, MSc
Rod Beresford is an Assistant Professor at Cape Breton University. He grew up in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NS, and obtained his BSc (Biology) from Cape Breton University and his MSc (Molecular Pathology) from Dalhousie University. He was hired at Cape Breton University in 2003 to teach MS
IT courses in the Integrative Science academic program and has, over the years, taught all core courses. Rod is a member of the Department of Biology and also the Indigenous Studies Department of the Unama’ki College. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program with his research focusing on the MSX (Multinucleated Spheroid X) oyster parasite that was found in 2003 in the Bras d’Or Lakes in Cape Breton. Before coming to Cape Breton University, Rod worked for Dalhousie University, Health Canada, and the RCMP Forensic Laboratory Service.
You can read an article about Rod's research and the "early stage commercialization funding" that he received in December 2012 from innovacorp for a potential treatment that he has discovered for oysters infected with MSX parasite.
Chantelle Cormier, BSc
Chantelle Cormier is a Lab Instructor at Cape Breton University, teaching labs for MS
IT and Biology courses. She grew up in Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, and obtained here BSc (Biology) from Cape Breton University. Chantelle has worked with the Integrative Science research team for many years; she is a member of the Department of Biology and also works closely with the Indigenous Studies Department of the Unama’ki College. Chantelle is currently completing her MSc (Applied Science) through Saint Mary’s University; her research focuses on carrion insect ecology with specific application to the field of forensic entomology.
Bernie Francis, Honorary Doctorate
Bernie Francis worked with the Integrative Science academic program for three years in the period 1999-2003, teaching Mi’kmaw language components within the MS
IT courses. Bernie grew up in Cape Breton, is from Membertou First Nation, and is a talented linguist and singer. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Dalhousie University in recognition of his work towards creating the Francis-Smith orthography for the Mi’kmaw language.
Annamarie Hatcher, PhD
Annamarie Hatcher was an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department, teaching various MS
IT and Biology courses during the period 2005-2008 both on campus and in the community. Read more about Annamarie as a Research Fellow within the Integrative Science team.
Elizabeth Marshall, BA
Elizabeth Marshall helped teach the Mi’kmaq component of first year MS
IT courses in the Integrative Science academic program during 2003-2004. She is from Eskasoni First Nation in Unama’ki (Cape Breton), NS. Elizabeth obtained her BA in Mi’kmaw Studies from Cape Breton University.
Michael Milburn PhD
Michael Milburn instructed fourth year MS
IT courses in the Integrative Science academic program during 2002-2004. He was also a Research Associate with Integrative Science and has authored and co-authored articles drawing upon that work. Michael grew up in Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, and has professional interests in health and wellness. He currently works as an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor in private practice in Sydney.
Kazimiera Mizier-Barre was a Lab Instructor in the Department of Biology at Cape Breton University, teaching labs for MS
IT and Biology courses during 2005 - 2007.
Elizabeth Paul, BEd
Elizabeth Paul is active in teaching and promoting Mi’kmaw language studies. She taught a Mi’kmaw language component within the MS
IT first year courses in an early time of the Integrative Science academic program at Cape Breton University. Elizabeth lives in Eskasoni First Nation in Unama’ki (Cape Breton), NS.