Research Nova Scotia is proud to support research at Nova Scotia universities, colleges, healthcare institutions and affiliated centres.

Meet our researchers


Dr. Michael Freund

Dr. Michael Freund of Dalhousie University is using his expertise in chemistry, physics and electrical engineering to address existing technology gaps in the critical area of renewable energy development. Specifically, his research is dedicated to developing new technologies for carbon-neutral solar fuel production.

Drs. Karine Pedneault & Gustavo Leite 

Drs. Karine Pedneault and Gustavo Leite are working to bring Nova Scotia wines to the next level through Université Sainte-Anne’s Research Winery. The research winery was funded in part by Research Nova Scotia and Agriculture and AgriFood Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership AgriScience Cluster 2018-2023 on Fostering Sustainable Growth of the Canadian Grape and Wine Sector.

Dr. David Kelvin

Dr. Kelvin is an infectious disease expert with an international research program that carries out studies around the world. His team of researchers is currently focused on COVID-19.

Dr. Shah Razul

Dr. Razul is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry at StFX University. He’s focused his expertise on answering an important question facing one of Nova Scotia’s main exports: how do you keep lobster tasting fresh after it has been frozen?

Dr. Phil Tibbo

Dr. Tibbo is the Director of the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program. His research is examining the link between cannabis use and early psychosis in youth and young adults.

Dr. Derek Charke

Dr. Charke is the creator and director of the new Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio (AEMS). The AEMS is the first fully functioning multi-channel spatialized studio of its kind in Nova Scotia.