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.


CBU Language Lab Gives New Voice to Communication Research

There’s more to most communication than an exchange of words. Dr. Peter MacIntyre and Dr. Erin Robertson of Cape Breton University know better than most as they examine the complex social interactions between people in a new Psychology of Language Lab supported by the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT) and the Canada Foundation […]

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Singing the Praises of Digital History

A Cape Breton University professor is using the digital technology of tomorrow to help Nova Scotians understand the importance of yesterday’s cultural events. Dr. Heather Sparling, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, is using the university’s recently upgraded Rotary Music Performance Room and Digitization Lab to develop an interactive digital exhibit on Nova Scotia mining disaster songs. […]

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New Pain Research Leaves Couples Smiling

Dalhousie professor Dr. Natalie Rosen is offering new hope to women who suffer chronic genital pain during sex. A surprisingly common condition impacting up to 16 per cent of all women, it received little attention until the recent opening of the new Couples and Sexual Health (CaSH) laboratory at Dalhousie University. Too often women with […]

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