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The Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie is currently seeking a graduate level trainee for a practicum placement working with a team to understand local barriers to evidence use in health policy making and to identify opportunities to increase the use of evidence in the NS Department of Health and Wellness.

For more information about this opportunity, click here

Application deadline: April 1st, 2017

Due to a technical challenge, the email address info@nshrf.ca will no longer be in service. All future emails can be sent to: nshrf@novascotia.ca. If you have sent an email to the info@nshrf.ca account in the past week, and have not received a response – please resend it to the new address. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NSHRF directors and staff are saddened to announce that our colleague and good friend, Eric Rushton, CMA passed away suddenly but peacefully at his Lawrencetown home this week.  His obituary noted that his “incredible journey through life was cut short by cancer”.

Eric had a professional relationship with the Foundation for several years before he joined the staff in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer, so many of us had known him for quite a while. He not only managed the finances of the organization, he represented the NSHRF on a number of committees and boards and at various events.  His jovial manner, hospitality and love of life made him a wonderful ambassador for the Foundation.

In addition to his accounting and leadership skills, Eric brought to NSHRF a unique sense of humour, sharp wit and genuine care and compassion for those with whom he worked.  His first task on every work day was to walk through the office to wish his colleagues good morning and ask how they were.  We will miss that, and him.

All of us at NSHRF send our sincere condolences to his wife Cynthia, his children Mark and Sarah, his adored nine-week-old granddaughter, Zoey, and his entire family.  Messages for the family and your favourite memories of Eric can be shared at www.jasnowfuneralhome.com



The objective of the NSHRF Catalyst Grant is to provide funding to enable Nova Scotia health researchers to conduct work that will strengthen a future submission to a national or international peer reviewed funding competition. More information...

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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...