What's New


The second REAL KT Workshop will inform participants on the creation of creative messaging and the utilization of social media with the end goal of communicating and engaging with key stakeholders. The workshop is open to health care providers, administrators, decision-makers, health researchers, and trainees. For more information Click Here


Happy holidays and best wishes for a safe and healthy New Year from the Board and staff of the NSHRF! To view our environmentally-friendly Holiday Card, click here.

NSHRF is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Nova Scotia’s Top Employers in 2016. The winners of the 2016 competition were announced on December 8, 2015 in a special newspaper feature published by The Chronicle-Herald.

Selection Process

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs

NSHRF was recognized for its flexible work hours and the generous maternity and parental leave offered to employees. For full details click here

Click here to view this month's edition of NSHRF's E-News

Click here to view this month's edition of NSHRF's E-News 

The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and one of the activities we’re planning is a Health Innovation Video Challenge for high schools around the province. 1st prize can win up to $5000. Click here for more information.


The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Innovation & Collaboration, Marli MacNeil, has joined the board of Crohn’s & Colitis Canada (CCC) for a three year term.  MacNeil was one of three new directors elected this past weekend at CCC’s annual general meeting. 

“Our contributions to the health research enterprise are often in the realm of brainpower,” said Krista Connell, Chief Executive Officer, NSHRF. “With Marli’s proven ability to create partnerships, and extensive professional network, Crohn’s & Colitis Canada is gaining a valuable member for their board.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Canada is the national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases. Founded 40 years ago by the parents of a young Crohn’s patient, CCC is one of the top two health charity funders of Crohn’s and colitis research in the world, investing over $88 million in research to date.

“I’m honoured to be joining the team at Crohn’s & Colitis Canada,” MacNeil said.  “It’s a hard-working board that supports a top-notch staff, researchers and clinicians and hundreds of volunteers who are tackling a set of diseases that impact individuals, families and communities here in Nova Scotia and across the country.”  MacNeil noted:

  • 1 in every 150 Canadians is living with Crohn’s or colitis – a rate that ranks in the highest worldwide
  • Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation
  • The number of new cases of Crohn’s disease in Canadian children has almost doubled since 1995.


For more information contact:

Jason Bremner
Communications Officer
Email: Jason.Bremner@novascotia.ca
Phone: 902-424-1509

The Quick Strike concept provides member networks in the pan-Canadian SPOR Network with research funding to conduct rapid turn-around research studies that align with the research priorities identified by the member networks and their partners for the Quick Strike Projects.

All research teams interested in applying to the Quick Strike opportunity must be NS-PIHCI members and complete the NS-PIHCI Network Quick Strike Projects – Expression of Interest form. Completed forms and membership questions are to be sent to Jessica Nowlan, NS-PIHCI Coordinator at j.nowlan@dal.ca by Friday, October 23. These forms will be reviewed to ensure operational alignment with NS-PIHCI and its goals. 

For full details on this funding opportunity Click Here