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.


New Alternative Sources for Fuel Create a Multi-disciplinary Learning Environment

Low value biomass (agricultural and forestry residues, animal manure, algae and agri-food processing waste) is one alternative source for fuels and chemicals that can be used to address environmental issues. “My research uses techniques to turn biomass wastes into crude bio-oil,” explains Dr. Quan (Sophia) He, assistant professor in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture. “This research […]

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How You Deal With Stress Could Be In Your Genes

Many people are no stranger to stress, but some are much better at handling it than others. The ability to handle stress, as well as health outcomes that can develop from exposure to stress, are often passed down through generations. By looking at genes and their relation to maternal stress during pregnancy and maternal care […]

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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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