GACI Logo_Final The Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Centre on Aging provides modern office space that will enable new synergies within the university and beyond in order to embrace the opportunities and challenges of an aging population. The Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Centre on Aging is located on the 2nd Floor of the Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research. Dr. Zachary Zimmer is both the Canadian Research Chair in, and Director of Global Aging and Community Initiatives. The centre is home to:

  • Nova Scotia Centre on Aging
  • Jessie MacIsaac Campbell Maritime Data Centre
  • Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology
  • Global Aging and Community Initiative

The mission of the Centre for Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Military Affairs is to contribute creative ideas to research and public debate on military and defence policy through a focus on gender, citizenship, communities, and social innovation. Dr. Maya Eichler is the current Canadian Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community at the Mount. The purpose of the centre is:

  • To conduct research on the transition from military to civilian life and gender and the armed forces
  • To initiate military-civilian engagements on contemporary military, veterans, and defence issues, particularly related to women, gender, and sexual violence
  • To study and explore social innovation in relation to contemporary military and veterans issues, with a particular focus on gender
FoodARC Logo The Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) is a research centre at Mount Saint Vincent University committed to research and action to build food security in Nova Scotia and beyond. FoodARC’s projects and activities are grounded in four pillars: research, building capacity, sharing knowledge, and advocacy and policy change.
Aging Logo The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging works in collaboration with many others to advance knowledge on aging-related issues. Our work includes conducting research projects and evaluation studies; organizing lectures, workshops and conferences; developing and reviewing curricula; developing educational materials such as manuals, information kits and videos; and providing consultative services to community, organizations and government. It is our goal that through research, education and community engagement the NSCA will inform policy and practice to enhance the quality of life of older adults and their families. The current acting director is Janice Keefe.

The purpose of the Jessie MacIssac Campbell Maritime Data Centre for Aging Research and Policy Analysis is:
  • To conduct research on the effects of the aging population with particular emphasis on caregiving issues.
  • To train graduate and undergraduate students in research methodologies, analysis of public policies and quantitative analyses of primary and secondary data.
  • To translate findings from data analysis to key local, provincial, and national decision makers in the continuing care field.

The centre was conceptualized and developed by Dr. Janice Keefe who serves as Director, as well as being the Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology.

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The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice aims to achieve equity and improve lives through feminist initiatives that extend knowledge and understanding of issues related to women, girls, gender, and social justice for the Mount community and beyond.

WISE Logo The WISE Atlantic program is primarily engaged in inspiring youth to consider science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and making them aware of the diversity that exists within these fields. We also support women in STEM careers through professional development opportunities. Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal is the current NSERC Atlantic WISE Chair.
Early Childhood Collaboration Research Centre The Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC) is led by Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions. Research at ECCRC focuses on enhancing early childhood well-being by ensuring that policy and practice supports families across different environments.

We work with community, policy makers, and engaged families to produce research that mobilizes diverse knowledge and experiences.