Student Research Awards

Graduate students pursuing health research may be interested in the following opportunities offered by the MSSU and BRIC NS. 2021-2022 MSSU Student Awards The 2021-2022 MSSU Student Awards offer funding opportunities for graduate students pursuing patient-oriented health research.  Application deadline: April 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM (AT) Learn more BRIC NS Student Research Awards 2021 The BRIC NS…

Study highlights impact of state of emergency measures on infant and caregiver wellbeing

It’s been over a year since Nova Scotia entered a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, triggering subsequent orders to limit social contact. Results from a study conducted during the early-days of lock-down demonstrate how this time period exacerbated existing challenges for new parents and infant caregivers. “Restrictions on in‐person services…

Mission in Action: Dr. Stefanie Colombo

Dr. Stefanie Colombo, an assistant professor at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture Nutrition, knows that relying on a limited resource like wild fish stocks to feed farmed fish is not sustainable for the environment or the aquaculture industry. Watch her explain how she's working to create ingredients that are better for salmon, the environment and ultimately, us.

Request for Proposals – NS Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW)

Request for Proposals AMENDED FEBRUARY 22, 2021 The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW) requires the services of an evaluator to lead the evaluation of a multi-partner project located in the Halifax Regional Municipality.  Creating Communities of Care Through a Customary Law Approach (CCC) was developed to address “the lack of culturally-competent services…

Research team to determine if UV-C light can reduce infections in Long-Term Care facilities

February 17, 2021 (Halifax, NS) - 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.    Dr. Kenneth Rockwood That is why researchers in Nova Scotia are launching a project to test whether…