Research Project to Track Presence of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia Wastewater

(Halifax, NS) Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in human wastewater, helping to identify the potential presence of the virus quickly and before it can spread. Building on the recent results of a pilot study, the research team has begun to collect…

Research Nova Scotia Announces $2 Million in Funding for New Health Researchers

HALIFAX, NS (December 10, 2020) Research Nova Scotia (RNS) is pleased to announce over $2 million in funding for new health researchers in Nova Scotia to help increase capacity in this critical area. The 21 recipients are located at Dalhousie, Acadia, St. Francis Xavier, Saint Mary’s, Mount Saint Vincent, and Cape Breton University as well as…

Federal Research Funding Integrated Calendar

Canada’s federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)—together with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), have created an integrated calendar of agency and interagency funding opportunities.  The integrated calendar lists a wide-range of funding opportunities for…

‘The echo pandemic of mental health’: survey finds that Nova Scotia has the highest COVID-19 Anxiety and Depression levels in Canada

Halifax, October 1, 2020 – “The echo pandemic of mental health will be one of the legacies of COVID-19” said Dr. Katie Aubrecht, assistant professor in the department of sociology at St. Francis Xavier University. Nova Scotians are reporting Canada’s highest levels of anxiety and depression due to COVID-19, and the greatest nation-wide increase since…

Scholar Strike Nova Scotia: Teach in for Black Lives

Research Nova Scotia supports our academic colleagues who participated in the Scholar Strike on Sept 9th & 10th, 2020 to protest anti-Black, racist and colonial police brutality in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. Watch scholars from across Nova Scotia actively engaged in ending all forms of racist, carceral, institutional and systemic forms of violence.