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 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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Fighting Disease One Instrument at a Time

There’s a special place in Christa Brosseau’s heart for the Raman spectrometer. “It’s the most heavily used piece of equipment in our laboratory,” says the Saint Mary’s University Chemistry professor. “We’ve forged many partnerships as a direct result of this instrument, including a collaboration with a researcher in South Africa on early detection of preeclampsia […]

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Room With a View to Collaboration

Saint Mary’s University’s culture of collaboration continues to thrive as researchers in the Gorsebrook Research Institute make good use of a Smart Boardroom funded in part by the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT). “The room itself tells a story of cooperation and partnership” says Dr. Catherine Loughlin, Saint Mary’s Canada Research Chair and […]

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