Research Nova Scotia is proud to support research at Nova Scotia universities, colleges, healthcare institutions and affiliated centres. We’re proud to highlight some of our funded work below.
Dr. KYLY WHITFIELD
Dr. Kyly Whitfield, an assistant professor of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, wants to know why Nova Scotia has amongst the lowest rates of breastfeeding across Canada.
Learn more about her work in a recent episode of the Beyond Research Podcast.
Dr. marcia english
Dr. Marcia English is an Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University where she leads the X Food Research Lab. Learn how she’s using her background in food chemistry to address challenges and add value to Nova Scotia’s farming and food production community. Learn more about her work in a recent episode of the Beyond Research Podcast.
Dr. stefanie columbo
Dr. Stefanie Colombo, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture Nutrition at Dalhousie University’s Agriculture Campus. Dr. Columbo is working to address a major challenge facing the aquaculture industry – climate change. Her research asks the question: how are we going to grow fish sustainably and efficiently in a warmer world?Learn more about her work in a recent episode of the Beyond Research Podcast.
dr. ken rockwood
Nova Scotia has the highest proportion of seniors in Canada. Investing in high quality and safe solutions for long-term care facilities is an important healthy aging strategy here and around the world. Learn how Dr. Kenneth Rockwood and his team at Nova Scotia Health are testing whether UV lights installed in long-term care facilities will reduce influenza-like illnesses, respiratory infections, and COVID-19 infections among residents.
Learn more about his work in a recent episode of the Beyond Research Podcast.
2022 Public Impact Award Finalists
The Public Impact Award is awarded to a researcher whose research has benefited the well-being of the province and people of Nova Scotia. The recipient’s work intentionally responds to the needs of society, solves a problem, manages a risk, or creates an opportunity for Nova Scotians. Finalists for the 2022 Public Impact Award included Dr. Timothy Webster, Research Scientist at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Professor Jennifer Llewellyn at Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law and Dr. David Percival at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus. The work of all the finalists has made lasting impacts on Nova Scotians.
YouTube Playlist: Researcher Spotlights
Below is a YouTube Playlist featuring a few of our funded researchers and their research projects.
YouTube Playlist: Beyond Research Podcast
Below is a YouTube Playlist of recent episodes of the Beyond Research Podcast featuring researchers from across the province.