At participating Nova Scotian institutions, the Scotia Scholars Award offers financial assistance to research trainees with extraordinary potential who are working on a health research project. By strengthening health care delivery systems, providing care for vulnerable populations, and fostering better opportunities for present and future health and wellbeing, this award will support the growth and retention of highly skilled individuals who are advancing and translating knowledge in disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness is funding this award.
In order to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in Nova Scotia’s research sector, Research Nova Scotia will incorporate these values when developing and putting into practice its programs and services.
Research in Nova Scotia is encouraged, planned, and coordinated. They advocate for the people and resources required to enrich the lives of Nova Scotians with the curiosity to create a better world and the will to make it a reality.
Their research plan has been divided into four categories, representing some of the most urgent requirements of the province: sustainable bioeconomy, climate change adaptation and resilience, healthy people and health care systems, and improved quality of life for Nova Scotians. Each region is composed of four matching missions that help to frame the ways in which research might advance Nova Scotia.
The beneficiaries of the 2023–24 Scotia Scholars Awards from Research Nova Scotia have been named as four outstanding graduate students who created health research projects at Mount Saint Vincent University. They are Ashley Kennedy, Jessica O’Flaherty, Julia Hall, and Kathryn Reeves.
These honors highlight great talent in the field of health research and offer recipients’ projects vital financial support. The Scotia Scholars Awards support the development and retention of highly qualified people who are committed to advancing understanding of disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, strengthening healthcare systems, looking out for vulnerable populations, and promoting better prospects for long-term health and wellbeing. The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness has kindly funded these scholarships.
With a maximum of $12,500 per year for up to two years, the Scotia Scholars Master’s Award enables awardees to pursue their research objectives and achieve noteworthy strides in their particular fields. In recognition of 38 deserving students’ dedication and ability to have a significant influence on Nova Scotia’s health research, Research Nova Scotia gave $960,000 to them this year. Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD University, and Saint Mary’s University were among the five institutions that received funding.
Learn more about this year’s honorees and their projects at https://www.msvu.ca/msvu-graduate-students-receive-scotia-scholars-awards-for-health-research-excellence/