Nova Scotia

Cape Breton University appoints new president

An academic who has worked as a dean at universities in Nova Scotia and England will become the new president of Cape Breton University.

David Wheeler taking over the job in April

An academic who has worked as a dean at universities in Nova Scotia and England will become the new president of Cape Breton University.

The school announced Monday that David Wheeler will take the job in April, taking over for John Harker.

Wheeler was the dean of management at Dalhousie University from 2006 to 2009 and is the executive dean of business at the University of Plymouth.

"His experience as an academic, a researcher and a corporate business manager combined with his years of international, sustainability and renewable energy expertise make him an excellent candidate to continue CBU’s evolution and growth," the Cape Breton University Board of Governors said in a statement.

The university said Wheeler has advised international agencies such as the United Nations, the World Bank, governments and corporations as well as publishing his research in leading medical and business journals.

His appointment lasts for six years.

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