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Canada Research Chair Cheryl M. Bartlett awarded Order of Canada

January 13, 2012 | Cheryl M. Bartlett, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science, was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada for her efforts in developing a new approach to integrating Mi’kmaq learning traditions into postsecondary science education. Along with Mi’kmaw elders Albert and Murdena Marshall, Bartlett designed the degree program in Integrative Science at Cape Breton University, which uses the approach—known as “two-eyed seeing”—as its guiding principle.

“It’s a way of seeing the best in the white man’s way of doing things, and from your other eye, it’s the best of your native traditions,” said Bartlett.

Bartlett is professor of Biology and director of the Institute of Integrative Science and Health at Cape Breton University.