Coping From Home: Study Highlights Interpersonal Relationship Risks During COVID-19

Last winter, as physical distancing and stay-at-home orders began to disrupt social and relational interactions around the world, the threat of COVID-19 became more than physical. Results from a national study on coping highlight how relationships both fostered and challenged our well-being during a global crisis.  “Research repeatedly demonstrates that those with close personal connections thrive in…

Dalhousie’s Ocean-Going Robots “Glide” Into New Waterfront Workspace at COVE

This announcement originally appeared on the Dalhousie University's website and has been republished with their permission. Written with contributions from staff at Dal, OTN, OFI and MEOPAR. They’ve travelled more than 82,000 kilometres on over 100 missions, but the most notable expedition in 2020 for Dalhousie’s glider group was a trip over a Halifax harbour bridge to their brand…

New CIHR Opportunities for Early Career Researchers

In January, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced the launch of two new opportunities for early career researchers - the Reviewer in Training (RiT) Program and the Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot. Reviewer in Training (RiT) Program The Reviewer in Training (RiT) program offers early career researchers a learning opportunity to gain…

NS Researcher Connecting Cannabis and Mental Health

Nova Scotia researchers are investigating the impact cannabis consumption has on developing brains. With some of the highest reported rates of cannabis use among youth in the country, this research is needed to help Nova Scotia's young adults make informed decisions. Leading the study is Dr. Phil Tibbo, Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and…

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…