Research Nova Scotia is proud to support research at Nova Scotia universities, colleges, healthcare institutions and affiliated centres. We’re proud to highlight some of the talented researchers in our provinces who are working to improve the lives of Nova Scotians.
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Dr. KYLY WHITFIELD
Dr. Kyly Whitfield, an assistant professor of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, wants to know why Nova Scotia has amongst the lowest rates of breastfeeding across Canada.
Dr. marcia english
Dr. Marcia English is an Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University where she leads the X Food Research Lab. Learn how she’s using her background in food chemistry to address challenges and add value to Nova Scotia’s farming and food production community. Learn more about her work in a recent episode of the Beyond Research Podcast.
Dr. stefanie columbo
Dr. Stefanie Colombo, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture Nutrition at Dalhousie University’s Agriculture Campus. Dr. Columbo is working to address a major challenge facing the aquaculture industry – climate change. Her research asks the question: how are we going to grow fish sustainably and efficiently in a warmer world?Learn more about her work in a recent episode of the Beyond Research Podcast.
dr. ken rockwood
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. Learn how Dr. Kenneth Rockwood and his team at Nova Scotia Health are testing whether UV lights installed in long-term care facilities will reduce influenza-like illnesses, respiratory infections, and COVID-19 infections among residents.