What's New

The Knowledge Sharing Workshop on LGBTQ Health will focus on sharing the findings of our research on LGBTQ health in Nova Scotia with key decision-makers and knowledge-users to inform the process of developing primary health priorities and consensus on:

1) what are the salient primary health issues to be measured
2) how best to measure these to help inform primary health practices and responses, and
3) how to develop culturally competent baseline primary health assessment approaches and tools, with, for and by the LGBTQ communities in Nova Scotia.

The outcomes of this knowledge-sharing workshop will be used to develop and pilot the LGBTQ primary health assessment approaches and tools.

Date: June 11, 2015
Location: Penthouse at Northwood at The Harbour, Halifax
Theme: Developing Culturally Competent Primary Health Assessment Approaches for LGBTQ Populations in Nova Scotia

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The goal of the Nova Scotia LGBTQ Health Research Conference is to foster sustainable collaboration among stakeholders to set priorities for future research on improving patient-oriented LGBTQ health care in Nova Scotia and to work together to produce and implement solutions to advance LGBTQ pathways to primary health.

Date: June 9 & 10, 2015
Location: New Academic Building (2nd Floor) at the University of King's College, Halifax
Theme: The Importance of Patient Engagement and Collaboration in Improving LGBTQ Health in Nova Scotia

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Register for the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Day, presented by the Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC) team.

Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS.
Registration: $100 ($35 for students)

To register, please complete the Registration Form and send to Nicole McQuinn (n.mcquinn@dal.ca).

For details on the Call for Posters, click here.

For developing Conference information, click here

Please note: The deadline to apply to the KARes Scholar Award has been extended to April 15, 2015. 

This one time only award is offered by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Foundation.

To read the award requirements, click here. For the Application form, click here

To read the award requirements in French, click here. For the Application Form in French, click here

To learn more about this opportunity, click here

Please Note: The deadlines for the following opportunities have been extended to April 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (AST).

In 2015-16, the NSHRF is hosting the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Project Grant and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program on behalf of AMS. To learn more about these opportunities, click here

The Canadian GE3LS and Health Services & Policy Research Conference: Integrated Approaches to Opportunities and Challenges in the Genomics Era will address the integration of new genomic technologies into the healthcare system, at the level of practice abd policy, including implications for patients and families, clinicians, health care systems and society. 

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The NSHRF extends condolences to the family and colleagues of Dr. Cy Frank, President and CEO of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, who passed away on March 4, 2015. Cy was regarded as an inspiring, empathetic and wise leader to those who worked with him. To read the full release and to learn more about Cy’s impact on the health system, click here

The NSHRF is pleased to announce that it’s REAL Knowledge Program will be providing funding for up to three successful students from Nova Scotia* to attend the Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute (SI).
Held in Edmonton from June 15-17, 2015, the purpose of this SI is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of KT 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 2015 SI is "The Science and Practice of KT."
Deadline for applications is March 16, 2015. For further application details, click here.
The NSHRF’s REAL Knowledge Program will be providing funding support for registration and travel expenses up to a combined total of $1200 CDN per successful applicant. To learn more, contact George Collier, Manager, REAL Knowledge Program
*students from Nova Scotia are considered to be those that are enrolled at Nova Scotia universities or academic institutions and engaged in research activities relevant to the NSHRF mandate.