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The NSHRF’s REAL Knowledge Program has sponsored three participants to attend the Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute. Held in Quebec City from June 9-11, 2014, the purpose of this SI is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation research as well as opportunities and challenges in this field. The SI will provide participants with the chance to network with colleagues including national and international KT experts. The theme of the 2014 SI is “Knowledge Translation for 4 Ps (patients, providers, public and policymakers).

We caught up with the three successful participants to learn more about what they want to achieve at the KT Summer Institute. To read more, click here.  

We will be speaking to them again to learn more about their experience at the camp upon their return. Check back then!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s BrightRed Graduate Research Awards Program, offered exclusively in Nova Scotia, is a donor-funded investment, which provides scholarship opportunities for student investigators, in collaboration with training institutions, to strengthen the recruitment and retention of researchers in Nova Scotia that aligns with the Foundation’s strategic mission priorities.

The NSHRF is pleased to announce that our CEO, Krista Connell, has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine. Established in 1999, the Top 50 CEO Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Atlantic Canada’s top business leaders and to inspire others to achieve similar success.

To learn more about the Top 50 CEO Awards, including a full list of winners, click here.

Congratulations Krista!

The Institute of Public Administration (IPAC) Halifax Regional Group is partnering with the European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) and the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria on a half day workshop comparing how Canada and the European Union (EU) coordinate health care across their political systems, drawing on research conducted through the European Union Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie and CIHR.

The Halifax workshop is the last of six being held across Canada this spring that brings together leading EU experts, researchers who have studied social policy in both Canada and the EU, and Canadian policy practitioners to have a practical conversation about ways to improve our often challenging intergovernmental relations system. Over the past 15 years Canada has been decentralizing social policy; in contrast the EU has been building an EU-wide social dimension that never previously existed. How did they do this, what impact has it had, and are there any governance ideas that might improve Canada's approach to managing our federation?

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES-NS), in collaboration with Nova Scotia Government Evaluators’ Network, is hosting a day-long symposium “Putting Evaluation Theory into Practice: Strengthening Evaluation Culture, Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities.”