Three graduate students undertaking health research projects at Mount Saint Vincent University recently received Scotia Scholars Awards from Research Nova Scotia.

The Scotia Scholars Award provides financial support to research trainees with exceptional potential who are engaged in health research at participating Nova Scotia institutions.

The award supports the growth, acquisition, and retention of highly skilled individuals who are advancing and translating knowledge in disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, strengthening health care delivery systems, caring for vulnerable populations, and promoting better opportunities for future health and wellbeing. Funding for the award is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

2022/2023 MSVU recipients include:

Amber DuynisveldAmber Duynisveld
Project: Quality of work life in long-term care staff during and after COVID-19: The impact of for-profit/not-for-profit ownership models
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Keefe, Family Studies and Gerontology / Nova Scotia Centre on Aging
Amount: $20,000




Devora GoldbergDevora Goldberg
Project: Iron supplementation among pregnant Nova Scotians: an exploratory cross-sectional study to assess perceptions and practices
Supervisor: Dr. Kyly Whitfield, Applied Human Nutrition
Amount: $20,000.00




Emily MeierEmily Meier
Project: Cambodian factory workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards maternal and infant and young child feeding and peripartum labour laws
Supervisor: Dr. Kyly Whitfield, Applied Human Nutrition
Amount: $10,000.00





Research Nova Scotia this year provided $772,000 in funding for 42 student research projects at five Nova Scotia universities through its Scotia Scholars Program. The value and duration of the Scotia Scholars Master’s Award is up to $20,000 for two years.

Congratulations to all of the 2022/2023 recipients!