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Groups and organizations are invited to organize their own learning events under the umbrella of the VPMC during the week of March 20-24, 2017 when Dr. Nadine Caron is visiting Halifax.

Would you like to host an event?

Any group can apply to host an event during the week, with or without the visiting professor as a speaker or guest. All that is needed at this stage is to submit an expression of interest. The application process is straightforward (read more). The deadline is January 9, 2017. Previous years’ events have included roundtable discussions, panels, lectures, presentations and informal receptions involving the visiting professor. There have also been events open to the public. Events that included residents and medical students are particularly encouraged.

If you or your group is interested in organizing an event allied to the VPMC please submit an expression of interest by email. Deadline January 9, 2017. Please email: vpmc@dal.ca.

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An open house hosted by the Work Wellness Lab at Saint Mary’s University will be held in the CLARI facility located on the 3rd floor of the Atrium from 1pm-5pm on October 21, 2016. Drop by or RSVP by contacting Nicole at workwellness@smu.ca

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The Success Program has been developed to help Nova Scotian investigators succeed at peer reviewed funding competitions and in their career, using all available resources to build a successful program of research. The Success Program has been designed to build skills, make connections and provide support through the following initiatives, each requiring various levels of commitment and time. Read more...

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The REAL Impact Fellowship is a three-year, full-time paid position aimed at providing an alternate career path for Post-doctoral Fellows. The Fellow will be in a position to develop and use applied research and analytical skills with a particular focus on advanced analytics. To learn more about Fellowship, click here.

BRIC NS is looking for a citizen representative to sit on its Advisory Council.

Position: Citizen members will join the Advisory Council and will provide input and support to the council by providing a unique, citizen perspective.


They are looking for one (1) Nova Scotia resident with one or more of the following:

  • Experience with different aspects of the health care system (primary care, emergency services, long term care, etc.) as either a patient or caregiver
  • Experience accessing services in other sectors (such as education, housing or social services) for self or a family member
  • Experience and/or interest in Research, Knowledge Translation or Patient Engagement
  • An interest in reducing the burden faced by people with complex needs and in increasing the effectiveness of the health care system
  • A broad sense of the challenges and opportunities that face health care within Canada and specifically Nova Scotia
  • The ability to share perspectives and a willingness to view them in a broader context
  • The ability to listen to all perspectives in an honest and respectful way
  • A demonstrated sense of community, volunteerism and citizenship
  • Fundraising experience
  • Communications experience
  • Interest in travelling to attend a national meeting

Members will serve two year terms, beginning this fall. Please note that these are volunteer positions.

Read the full position description here: Advisory Council – Citizen Representative

Applications may be sent to bricns@dal.ca

The CSPC has become Canada’s most comprehensive, multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary annual science policy forum and attracted numerous politicians and hundreds of professionals from industry, academia, the non-profit sector, federal and provincial governments every year. The conference has traveled across Canada: Toronto (2009), Montreal (2010), Ottawa (2011), Calgary (2012), Toronto (2013), Halifax (2014), Ottawa in (2015) and returns to Ottawa in 2016. For more information, themes, and registration, visit: www.cspc2016.ca

Each year the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences hosts an annual Forum to explore a critical health issue in Canada that has high policy significance and to which science is currently/or can make significant contributions. The theme of the 2016 forum is: Solutions to Inequities in Indigenous Health: What Works and Why?

NSHRF is a sponsor of the event, and has three free registrations (priced at $325 each) for members of the Nova Scotia health research community. If you're interested in attending, please contact Marian Ritcey at Marian.Ritcey@novascotia.ca

What: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Forum 2016
When: September 15-16, 2016
Where: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec
Deadline to notify: August 16, 2016