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In 2017, the NSHRF will be hosting the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Project Grant and Post-Doctoral fellowshipp rogram on behalf of AMS. The purpose of this program is to promote scholarship, teaching and public interest in history of health care, disease and medicine. To learn more about AMS and these funding opportunities, click here.

NSHRF is pleased to announce the launch of their 2017 funding competitions. These funding opportunities will help build research capacity and ensure that Nova Scotian researchers remain competitive, provincially, nationally and internationally. Read more...

NSHRF is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for the second straight year. 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. For more information, click here...

 

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NSHRF is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Nova Scotia’s Top Employers in 2017. 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

 

On November 3, 2016, The Honourable Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness, tabled the 2015/2016 NSHRF Annual Report.

The theme of this year’s report is Resilience. Inside, we illustrate the resilience that the NSHRF and the research enterprise it supports has demonstrated in the face of numerous challenges over the past 16 years, all the while maintaining the highest standards of excellence. We have accomplished this by working with our stakeholders, including provincial government, the provincial health authority and the IWK, and researchers on numerous initiatives and funding opportunities, such as:

  • Supporting health research in Nova Scotia by nurturing careers, monitoring progress, and championing researchers provincially, nationally and internationally
  • Providing a foundation for informed decision making based on evidence; and
  • Generating greater awareness among Nova Scotians about the benefits of health research

Read the Annual Report...

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Congratulations to Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard on her appointment to the Canadian Senate. Dr. Bernard is a member of NSHRF’s Decade Club, which recognizes individuals, whose support and contributions over a 10 year period have helped to establish the NSHRF as a leading health research foundation.

Dr. Bernard’s long relationship with the NSHRF began in 2002, when she received a capacity building grant to develop a proposal to examine the effects of individual and systemic violence on African Nova Scotians. Her proposal was subsequently awarded a $240,000 grant from the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.

Dr. Bernard was also a member of the inaugural NSHRF Research Advisory Committee and served on the committee until 2011.  Her dedication and guidance helped to shape Nova Scotia’s current health research enterprise and confidently informed the decisions of the NSHRF.

The NSHRF is thrilled for Dr. Bernard; she will continue to make great contributions to Nova Scotians and to all Canadians in her new role.

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