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.


Researchers hooked on zebrafish

Dr. Jason Berman uses zebrafish to understand the mysteries of how cancers, blood disorders, and rare genetic conditions manifest—and should be treated—in individuals. His lab is the only one in Canada, and one of only a few in the world pioneering testing drug treatments in fish. “Right now there is a big push for personalized […]

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Bright lights, big opportunities

Students and researchers at NSCAD University are changing the way audiences view movies. Equipped with the newest equipment, and guided by enthusiastic mentors, tomorrow’s cinematic geniuses are pioneering the integration of new media technologies into the big screen experience at Cineflux: NSCAD’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Emerging Cinema and Media Arts. Established through the […]

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Bone Development Lab

If craniofacial development research doesn’t exactly ring a bell, Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, Associate Professor of Biology at Mount Saint Vincent University, is happy to explain. “We study how skulls develop and how cells organize themselves to create the shapes of skulls we see today. For example, an elephant skull is different than a mouse skull […]

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