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…

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…

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

HALIFAX, NS (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…

Researchers from Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority receive $1.1 million in funding from Government of Canada to study COVID-19

HALIFAX, NS (June 25, 2020)  Researchers from Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority are leading projects which received a $1.1 million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Research Nova Scotia as part of a May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity. The funding opportunity is a partnership between the CIHR,…

New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition announces COVID-19 Funding Recipients

HALIFAX, NS (May 4, 2020) In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real-time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making in this new pandemic environment. The Nova Scotia research community has come together to respond to…