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Research Nova Scotia supports, organizes, and coordinates research. With the curiosity to imagine a better world, and the determination to make it real, we champion the people and resources needed to improve the lives of Nova Scotians.

Learn more about our research missions and mission-oriented research.


“The pandemic has had a particular impact on older adults, especially those with underlying health conditions. We want to see if Far-UVC light can kill airborne viral transmissions, including the SARS CoV-2 virus, in long-term care facilities.”

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Nova Scotia Health

“My goal is to improve sustainable production. What that breaks down to meaning is that we can continually produce seafood, a great nutritional source for us, without taking advantage of or depleting resources.”

Dr. Stefanie Columbo, Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus

“This research from Mental Health Research Canada is invaluable for our work and the current data really helps us illustrate the increasing need for Nova Scotians.”

Jill Chappell, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

“Together we are working to develop a wastewater surveillance program on a provincial scale that will provide early and accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2, which could ultimately enable proactive and preventative COVID-19 health and economic response measures.”

Dr. Graham Gagnon, Dalhousie University

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    Research Nova Scotia and Forestry Innovation Transition Trust investing $5.38 million to deliver a 3-Year Forestry Research Program.

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