MSVU researchers receive $400K from Research Nova Scotia and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

This announcement originally appeared on the MSVU website and has been republished with their permission. Pictured above (l-r): Dr. Chérif Matta, Dr. Christine Lackner, and Dr. Derek Fisher.  On Tuesday, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced that Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) researchers have received funding for two projects through the 2019 John R. Evans Leaders…

Lung Association Legacy Research Grant funds COVID-19 and vaping research

This story originally appeared on the Lung Association of Nova Scotia's website and has been republished with their permission. Halifax, Nova Scotia – On August 6th, The Lung Association of Nova Scotia (LANS) announced that it has awarded $50,000 grants, in partnership with Research Nova Scotia, to fund local research on COVID-19 and youth vaping. “Lung health has…

Ocean Tracking Network awarded Major Science Initiatives funding

This story originally appeared on Dalhousie University's website and has been republished with their permission. The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) has been awarded a grant of $13.4 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund, bringing the total amount awarded to OTN from the Government of Canada to $27M. OTN is the only…

The Research Nova Scotia Podcast – Episode #3

Beyond Breast is Best: Infant Feeding in Nova Scotia & Cambodia Listen to Episode #3 World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August, not just to encourage breastfeeding, but to raise awareness of the different cultural and socio-economic challenges to breastfeeding that caregivers face world-wide. Nova Scotia has its own challenges.…

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…