CBU Announces Dr. Kevin Orrell as Special Advisor to the President
Tuesday October 4, 2022
Dr. Kevin Orrell was recently appointed Special Advisor to the President of Cape Breton University.
Orrell, a medical physician and orthopedic surgeon, will advise the President on the development of
strategic health initiatives.
“Dr. Orrell will serve as a strong link between Cape Breton University and the Nova Scotia Government
as we work together to find viable healthcare solutions for the people of this great province,” says
President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall. “With Dr. Orrell’s background and experience on
various healthcare files he will prove to be a valuable asset to the CBU team.”
Orrell previously served as Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, the CEO and Deputy Minister of the
Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment, and as the Senior Medical Director for the Cape Breton
Infrastructure Project. In his role of special advisor at CBU, he will work to liaise with stakeholders to
develop support for medical programming that addresses the needs of rural Nova Scotia.
“I am thrilled to be working with Cape Breton University in this capacity,” says Dr. Orrell. “CBU has
always been a strong leader in the community and is clearly dedicated and committed to finding health
care solutions that will benefit those in need. Through my role as special advisor to the President, I am
looking forward to fostering strong relationships and working in partnership with government and other
stakeholders to be part of the solution that Nova Scotians need and deserve.”
In addition to his work as special advisor, Dr. Orrell will also work with the Nancy Dingwall Health and
Counselling Centre to assist in enhancing the health care offerings on campus for students and the CBU