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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

  

  

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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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