The Beyond Research Podcast brings research to you. In each episode, we will bring you the story, beyond the research and introduce you to Canada-based researchers and community leaders whose work are intersecting in unexpected ways. Beyond Research is brought to you by Research Nova Scotia, an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mandate to support, organize and co-ordinate the funding of research in Nova Scotia.
Sports Research: Where are the Women?
Female athletes find they are at a disadvantage compared to their male counterparts as the majority of sports research focuses on male athletes.
In this episode we explore this gap in sports research. We will hear from a Registered Dietician and personal trainer, a member of Canada's women's national under-20 soccer team, an established sports nutrition researcher, as well as a local student researcher who is striving to help level the playing field.
Virtual Reality and Health Care
Virtual Reality continues to be embraced by researchers, health care providers, and patients alike. Although the field is still relatively new, there seem to be more and more examples of virtual reality having a positive impact on health care delivery, treatment, and training both here at home and around the globe. In this episode we will explore examples of how research in the area of virtual reality could help address current gaps and in our healthcare system and improve patient care today and in the future.
Climate Change & Agriculture
In this episode, we explore how resilient our land-based farms and farm-related businesses are to the impacts of global climate change, as well as solutions researchers and farmers are exploring to help improve our ability to adapt long-term. We hear from industry experts on how climate change is currently impacting our agri-food industry, what solutions are being implemented successfully, and discuss how we can best prepare for future climate-related challenges.
Economic Growth Through Research
Research plays a vital role in creating economic growth, talent attraction, and youth retention. When properly executed, research investments also directly support provincial priorities. In this episode we explore the different ways research can create economic growth for both new and established companies. Listen as we discuss opportunities to further support research and innovation in local industries and institutions.
Making Food Secure
Currently 4.4 million Canadians are living in food-insecure households and 1 in 6 households in Nova Scotia are food insecure. In this episode we hear from experts leading the way in research and response to food insecurity in Nova Scotia. Listen as we explore the concept of food security, the benefits of developing a food autonomy strategy, and research underway that can help us better understand and improve food security for all.
Predicted Sea Level Rise
Nova Scotia and its 13,300 km of coastline is home to many coastal communities. Of these communities, some are already facing the impacts of changing sea levels, storm surges and climate change firsthand. In this episode you'll hear from leading researchers who are helping us better understand, plan, and prepare for rising sea levels in Nova Scotia. First, we explore coastal flood risk mapping and how it can help us gain a deeper understanding of how future scenarios will likely play out on our shorelines. Then, we look at the ways we can use this information to better plan and adapt to the world as it will be in the coming decades.
Listen as we explore how sea level rise has affected our province and propose collaborative approaches to mitigate the impacts on our communities, our industries, and our way of life.
love the pod!
so informative and each episode is so diverse with its content, look forward to every new episode 👍🏼👍🏼
Always such interesting information shared in these episodes.
Love listening to your podcast. I learn something new every time I tune in.