Having served 39 years as a construction engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces and three years with a federal Crown corporation, Brian Neyedli decided to fully retire. With that came a pile of free time. He was interested in volunteering to give back to his community, but didn’t know what avenue to take.
Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre are pleased to have reached respective collective agreements for the 6,500 employees represented by the Nova Scotia Council of Unions for the health care bargaining unit.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) researchers at the QEII Health Sciences Centre have received a $1.4 million grant towards eliminating the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the province. The grant, from Gilead Sciences Inc., SCALE (SCreening Access and Linkage to carE) program, supports a project initiated and led by principal investigator Dr. Lisa Barrett.
In early July, a small but mighty group of novice researchers met for the first time to decide what community-based research question they wanted to pursue in relation to the health of the Preston Township.
Timely access to health services related to gender transition is critical. People going through a gender transition often face stigma, discrimination and loss of support networks, which can lead to depression and poor mental health.