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September 15, 2021 

This is the September edition of the Research Nova Scotia Newsletter. Follow along for updates on current funding opportunities, upcoming events, award recipients, and researcher stories that highlight the exciting research taking place right here in Nova Scotia.

Scotia Scholars Award Recipients

Research Nova Scotia is pleased to announce recipients of the 2021/22 Scotia Scholars Awards. 

Research Nova Scotia has invested a total of $784,500 in 45 students undertaking health research projects. Funds were allocated to Acadia University, Atlantic School of Theology, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD University, Saint Mary's University, and to a pilot competition at the University of King's College. 

The undergraduate competition for the 2021/22 year will be held later this fall.

Introducing Research Nova Scotia Challenges 

Research Nova Scotia challenges are designed to inspire researchers with exceptional potential who are engaged in various research disciplines across Nova Scotia. By starting with what we want to accomplish, and convening a coalition of collaborators, we strive to demonstrate what we mean by “doing research differently” while helping address provincial challenges.

We have two research challenges that are accepting expressions of interest. We are beginning this new approach with student researchers, and we are interested in connecting and collaborating with partners on future research challenges, student or otherwise. If you have a challenge idea you wish to discuss please contact

How can we economically
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Expression of Interest Due
October 15, 2021

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How can we better connect researchers to community?

Expression of Interest Due September 27, 2021

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New Episode: Beyond Research Podcast

Did you know that in Canada, roughly 50% of the food produced is lost or wasted? In the latest episode of the Beyond Research Podcast, we're exploring the ways scientific advancements in nutrition and food science are helping the agri-food industry better manage this growing problem. Listen to learn how local researchers Dr. Daren Burke of Outcast Foods and Dr. Marcia English of St.FX are working directly with the people who produce our food to create new products and generate new markets using food waste and by-products.
Follow Beyond Research on Instagram @beyondresearchpodcast & on Twitter @beyondrpodcast

Nova Scotia researchers join Atlantic Cancer Consortium to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients

Nova Scotia doctors and scientists are partnering with colleagues in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador to focus on research that will improve cancer outcomes in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Cancer Consortium has a commitment of $3.6 million in new funding for the region from provincial and national partners. In Nova Scotia, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, MITACS Canada, QEII Foundation, and Research Nova Scotia have contributed approximately $1 million of the total regional amount.

In the News
  • Royal Society of Canada announces class of 2021: Eighty-nine new Fellows have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement, including three Nova Scotia researchers from Dalhousie University. 
  • Legacy Research Grant: The Lung Association of Nova Scotia (LANS) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Legacy Grant. Dr. Daniel Rainham of Dalhousie University and Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal of Mount Saint Vincent University were each awarded $25,000 in support of research projects that will help advance diagnosis, treatment, and prevention to improve the future lung health of Nova Scotians.

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