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.

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…

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…

Slowing the spread of COVID-19: developing anti-viral coatings for plastic-based packaging

Dr. Beth Mason, CEO Verschuren Centre “Our goal is to develop a range of polymer-based coatings for plastics-based packaging materials that would capture and kill viruses, such as COVID-19,” says Dr. Beth Mason. “The desired coatings would eliminate the need to disinfect many consumer-packaged goods as well as select medical equipment.” Dr. Mason is the…