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Research Nova Scotia is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mandate to support, organize and co-ordinate the funding of research in Nova Scotia. RNS was established to enhance research capacity, as well as align research funding with provincial priorities and promotes a mission-oriented research ecosystem to help solve Nova Scotia’s biggest challenges.


“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

“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

“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

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