10th Anniversary

2010 marked the NSHRF's 10th anniversary – a decade of leading and succeeding. Over the past decade we have built a strong reputation provincially, nationally, and internationally. To celebrate our 10th anniversary and the success of Nova Scotia health researchers, we undertook three initiatives to spread the word about health research in Nova Scotia and its impact to the younger generation.

The Decade Award

Graduating grade 12 students were invited to submit an essay on the health topic of their choice. As part of their applications, students had to interview a Nova Scotia researcher and a knowledge user. We awarded 10 $10,000 scholarships to students attending a Nova Scotia university or college for a total of $100,000. To help celebrate our 10th anniversary, we published the recipients’ essays. (PDF Attachment)

Decade Awards Recipients:

Provincial Winner
Kurtis Turnbull, Pictou Academy, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board

Winners by School District
Kenneth Wheadon- Horton High School, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
Brandon Tone- Memorial High School, Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board
Lara Thomas- Northumberland Regional High, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Ashley Robinson- Ecole du Carrefour, Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial
Margaret Michael- Citadel High School, Halifax Regional School Board
Lauren Sylliboy- Chief Allison Bernard High School, Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey
Janine Bressmer- Park View Education, South Shore Regional School Board
Josee van den Hoogan- Dr. John Hugh Gillis High, Strait Regional School Board
Joshua Goodwin- Yarmouth Consolidated High, Tri-County Regional School Board

The NSCAD Award

The NSHRF Art in Health Award competition (NSCAD Award) develops a fuller understanding of the integration of art and science. This competition was intended to raise awareness of the elements that contribute to excellence in scientific and health research. Full-time NSCAD University students were invited to submit a work of art that addressed the theme of synergy between art, and health of mind and body. Awards for first, second and third were provided in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. The successful artworks are displayed in our office.

The NSCAD Award Recipients: 

Damien Worth, First Place ($5,000)
Victoria Manzer, Second Place ($3,000)
Noah Derek Logan, Third Place ($2,000)
Shauna MacLeod, Honourable Mention
Mary Stankevicius, Honourable Mention