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

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

On October 10, 2017, The Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness, tabled the 2016/2017 NSHRF Annual Report.

The theme of this year’s report is Researchers Matter. Inside, we illustrate the importance of the research enterprise in Nova Scotia, and the ways in which the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation supports it. We have accomplished this by working with our stakeholders, including provincial government, the provincial health authority, the IWK, universities, NSCC 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 research results, and
  • generating greater awareness among Nova Scotians about the benefits of health research.

Read the Annual Report...

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), of which our CEO, Krista Connell is a Board Member, is hosting a Public Forum on September 13th. Attendees of the forum will have the chance to hear about the innovative arrhythmia research being done by CANet Network Investigators, to connect with other arrhythmia patients and caregivers, and to interactively learn about devices, treatment and experiences. 

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cost: FREE


The Nova Scotia Knowledge Translation Community of Practice is hiring a part time Coordinator who will be responsible for the Nova Scotia Knowledge Translation Community of Practice (NS KT CoP). The Community of Practice (physical and online) will provide an opportunity for Nova Scotians with a common interest in knowledge translation to come together to share information and existing knowledge, create new knowledge, and build and strengthen their relationships across the health system. 

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

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Urquhart, Dalhousie University, for receiving funding from CIHR’s 2016-2017 Foundation Grant. NSHRF has been proud to support Robin since her time as a research trainee, and she was also the recipient of the Quest, The John Ruedy Award in 2010. Robin utilized NSHRF’s Pre-Submission Peer Review process in the Success Program to create her successful application.

“I know my application was greatly strengthened as a result (of the Success Program),” says Robin. “I am exceedingly thankful to NSHRF for facilitating this.”

Congratulations, Robin. Well deserved!

To learn more about NSHRF's Success Program, click here

Pride Week Lunch and Learn series on LGBTQ health issues on July 24 & 25.