Dr. Rita Orji Honoured with 2021 Discovery Award

Emerging Professional Award This year, Research Nova Scotia was proud to present the Emerging Professional Award at the 2021 Discovery Awards. The award was presented to Dr. Rita Orji, Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology, for her transformative work on Personalizing Persuasive Systems. Dr. Orji is globally recognized as a leader…

Dal’s Rita Orji honoured with top Canadian computer science research award

This story originally appeared on Dalhousie University's website and has been republished with their permission. Photography is credited to Danny Abriel Photos. Dr. Rita Orji When Rita Orji was admitted to study computer science at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in her home country, Nigeria, she had never used a computer. Now, she’s one of only four…

Study Highlights Impact of State of Emergency Measures on Infant and Caregiver Well-being

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.