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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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ACCESS Open Minds provides a unique opportunity for trainees to pursue research within the context of an innovative, multi-stakeholder network, specialized in youth mental health service transformation and evaluation.

The 1st call for applications for a total of six graduate studentships (Masters and PhD) and post-doctoral fellowships to support trainees pursuing research in youth mental health related to the ACCESS Open Minds objectives. The precise number of awards granted at each training level (MSc, PhD Post-doc) will depend on the number of applicants applying at each level. Provided that all criteria are met, at least one studentship or fellowship will be awarded to a trainee conducting research at an ACCESS Indigenous site.

If you have any questions, please contact access@douglas.mcgill.ca


Studentship Post-doc Competition (PDF)

ACCESS-OM Application Form for Trainee Operating Fund (PDF)

ACCESS-OM Studentship-Fellowship Application Form (PDF)

The Knowledge Sharing Support Award (KSSA) competition will open on November 7, 2016. Application requirements are available at: www.nshrf.ca/kssa

Groups and organizations are invited to organize their own learning events under the umbrella of the VPMC during the week of March 20-24, 2017 when Dr. Nadine Caron is visiting Halifax.

Would you like to host an event?

Any group can apply to host an event during the week, with or without the visiting professor as a speaker or guest. All that is needed at this stage is to submit an expression of interest. The application process is straightforward (read more). The deadline is January 9, 2017. Previous years’ events have included roundtable discussions, panels, lectures, presentations and informal receptions involving the visiting professor. There have also been events open to the public. Events that included residents and medical students are particularly encouraged.

If you or your group is interested in organizing an event allied to the VPMC please submit an expression of interest by email. Deadline January 9, 2017. Please email: vpmc@dal.ca.

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