What's New

The NSHRF is pleased to present our 2012-2013 Annual Report: REAL Nova Scotians.

In this report, you will find:

  • Mechanisms the NSHRF has designed to help knowledge users know where to access, appraise and apply the best sources during the decision-making process
  • Ways in which the NSHRF is committed to a strategic, rigorous and systematic approach to integrating evidence into decision-making.
  • Features describing our funded applicants whose research supports evidence-informed decision making.
  • Features describing the recipients of The Quest: The John Ruedy Award, The Colleen Elliott Award and the George Turnbull Award and the promise they hold for research in Nova Scotia.
  • Our Unsung Heroes – Adrian Levy, PhD; Bill Gardner, PhD; and David Anderson, MD, FRCPC. 

To view our Annual Report, please click here





The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre will be hosting a two-day author training workshop which will provide introductory skills in conducting a systematic review. Topics include: asking a good review question, literature searching, study selection, assessing risk of bias, synthesis, formulating conclusions and an introduction to Review Manager software.

Date: February 10 – 11, 2014
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia (TBD)
Application Deadline: January 13,  2014 at 4:00 p.m.

For further workshop details, click here.

The NSHRF would like to announce that the Research Program Establishment Grant Consultation surveys are now closed. We would like to thank all participants–your voice matters to us! More information regarding the Research Program’s Establishment Grant will be made available in 2014.   

The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) is pleased to announce that today Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO, was revealed as a recipient of the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, these Awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is under growing pressure to promote more female leaders into senior management and corporate director roles.

Since its inception in 1997, WXN has created and delivered innovative networking, mentoring and professional and personal development opportunities for women in leadership roles, growing into a sizable community of more than 19,000 members strong across Canada and Ireland. As of today, WXN has honoured 728 of Canada’s most powerful women and inducted 93 of these women into the Top 100 Hall of Fame.
“I am so excited to receive this recognition. I owe my professional success, as I do most things in my life, to the incredible and powerful female role models especially my mother and grandmother,” says Krista. “I share this acknowledgement with them. I grew up believing that my opportunities were unlimited and knowing that I always had their unwavering support. I also share this honor with the amazing and talented team at the NSHRF – with their efforts and support the possibilities are most definitely endless!”
To learn more about the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, including the full list of 2013 winners, please click here

Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan and the Gathering of Spirits Collective are launching the National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research in Canada. The Statement includes a number of recommendations to address the complex and diverse, and span across legal, cultural, social, political, and economic needs of women, trans people and girls. To read the Statement, please click here.

Dr. Gahagan is a professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Health and Human Performance. The NSHRF has been a proud supporter of many of her initiatives.

For additional information, please contact:

Kirk Furlotte, Research Manager
Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit
School of Health and Human Performance
Dalhousie University

The Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Signature Initiative supported by all thirteen CIHR Institutes, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to announce a request for application (RFA) to support research on Promoting Mental Wellness and Resilience to Address Suicide in Circumpolar Communities. 

Details about this funding opportunity can be found here

The November edition of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) newsletter is now available, featuring a message from Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO, about generating new knowledge in the Nova Scotia health research enterprise. To read the newsletter, click here.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently published the funding opportunities for the 2014 Foundation Scheme "live pilot" and the 2014-2015 Transitional Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP).  

These funding opportunities are supported by a set of Questions and Answers as well as application requirements for the 2014 Foundation Scheme “live pilot” competition which can be found through the funding opportunities and on the CIHR Reforms website. Please note however that the actual Foundation Scheme application will not be available on ResearchNet until June 2014. The application requirements and processes for the Transitional OOGP remain the same as in the existing OOGP.  

Questions regarding the two funding opportunities can be directed to the CIHR Reforms team at: Roadmap-Plan.Strategique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.