Data Access: Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national research platform on health and aging allowing researchers to answer critical questions on the biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of aging, disability and disease. The long-term, national study follows approximately 50,000 individuals between the ages of 45-85. Researchers can apply to…

Canada-U.S. team looks to genomics to guide North Atlantic right whale conservation

This story originally appeared on the Genome Atlantic website and has been republished with their permission. The number of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales continues to be buffeted by high mortality rates from vessel strikes, fishing gear entanglements, and by a low rate of reproduction. There is now estimated to be fewer than 400…

CIHR announces upcoming COVID-19 research funding opportunities

Funding Opportunity 1: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence This funding opportunity was created to advance knowledge and strategies on how to increase vaccine confidence in populations experiencing conditions of marginalization, Indigenous Peoples and/or populations who have historically been under-vaccinated, including how to address structural, contextual, intersectional and historical barriers to vaccination. Expected key dates Launch of funding…

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…

Scotia Scholars Award Recipients – NSCC Summer Research

Research Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Scotia Scholars Award - NSCC Summer Research. The Scotia Scholars Award – NSCC Summer Research provides financial support to students with exceptional potential who wish to participate in health research activities at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).  This award will support the growth,…