The numbers are impressive. The impact is breathtaking.


Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT) supports research infrastructure in Nova Scotia by matching national funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). NSRIT benefits researchers in Health and Life Sciences, Ocean Technology, Clean Technology, and Information and Communications Technology. Since 2001, NSRIT — through the Province of Nova Scotia — has awarded over $66 million to more than 340 projects at Nova Scotia research beneficiary institutions, dramatically leveraging opportunities for innovation and direct economic benefits to the people of Nova Scotia and beyond.


Acadia Human Motion Lab Flexing Its Muscle

Nova Scotians with bad knees and athletes who worry about being sidelined by serious injuries can breathe a little easier knowing Acadia researchers are using sophisticated new tools to tackle their problems. Researchers within the University’s School of Kinesiology are using a new $860,000 state-of-the-art motion capture laboratory to study detailed movement tasks that may […]

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Mapping Eelgrass to Measure the Health of Our Coastal Waters

When a child has a fever, the first thing a parent does is take their temperature.  In the world of science, it’s not quite so simple, but researchers at Nova Scotia Community College are now using novel, specialized equipment, to assess the health of our bays and estuaries. Dr. Tim Webster and his team at […]

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Acadia Cancer Researcher Using Light to Fight Dark Disease

  Acadia University chemist Sherri McFarland is harnessing the power of light to help destroy cancer cells. Since 2007 the researcher has been developing drugs and compounds that interact with diseased cells and then destroys them when activated by light. Her research effort, the development of new “photoactive drugs” as anticancer agents and as antibiotics, […]

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