Key Program Successes
Dr. Darren Kruisselbrink was the co-lead on Alcohol harms research at Acadia, and co-chaired a National program with Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse that has adopted and modified the Acadia Survey to have the first National Substance Abuse Survey in Post-secondary population in over 15 years.
Dr. Jonathon Fowles is the National Chair of Exercise is Medicine Canada, which is now hosted by COLS. Dr. Jonathon Fowles led an Exercise is Medicine Nova Scotia Pilot from 2015-2018, that involved 9 workshops and over 25 presentations to health care providers, administrators, patients and the public and now has evolved to a program in the Provincial ‘Lets Get Moving’ strategy.
Dr. Roxanne Seaman, S.M.I.L.E. Director led the expansion and licensing of the SMILE program to the University of Toronto, with the potential to expand at other institutions in North America. Her research is integrated with the National Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) testing that includes partners from 10 universities across the country. Acadia is the only site developing programming in adapted physical literacy assessment. SMILE has received research support from the Craig Foundation to support a program coordinator to deliver SMILE and evaluate the benefits and outcomes.
Dr. Said Mekary lead the Acadia Active Aging program that has performed one of the largest High-intensity Interval training study in older adults using participants from the program.
Dr. Scott Landry has led a number of projects looking at the role of biomechanics in the prevention and management of chronic diseases across the lifespan.
Key Funding Successes
2015-2020 Canadian Foundation for innovation (CFI) Infrastructure Operating Fund – Human Motion Laboratory - $96,700
2019 - Canadian Tire Jumpstart grant for the S.M.I.L.E. program and COLS facilities ($500,000)
2019 - Nova Scotia Department of Health – Federal bi-lateral agreement on Home Care support community-based exercise specialists ( $18, 042)
2019- Workers Compensation Board/Communities Culture & Heritage Workplace Health Grant ($34,500)
2019- TEAM work Collaborative Career Link Wage Subsidy – ($18,065)
2018 – Craig Foundation Ongoing Grant for the S.M.I.L.E. program ($25,000 annually)
2015-2019 – Canada Summer Jobs Grant – Active Lifestyle Programmer (~1500 per year)
2018 – Acadia Research Fund – Centre of Lifestyle Studies ($9,000)
2018 – Valley Cardiac Rehab Society – Community Exercise Programs ($5,000)
2017 – Acadia Research Fund – Centre of Lifestyle Studies ($12,000)
2016 – Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation – Community Exercise programs ($12,000)
2016 – Acadia Research Fund – Centre of Lifestyle Studies ($15,000)
2015 - Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) REDI TEAM development Grant ($10,000)
2015 – Acadia Research Fund – Centre of Lifestyle Studies ($15,000)
2016 – Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation – Community Exercise programs ($8,000)
2007 – Craig Foundation Grant for the S.M.I.L.E program ($12,000)
2014-2018 – Lawson Foundation – National Dissemination of Exercise is Medicine (115,000)
2014 – NS Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program (with Kinduct) ($15,000)
2012 – Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund- motion Laboratory of Applied Biomechanics ($859,363)
2012- Lawson Foundation with the Canadian Diabetes Association – National dissemination of the PA and Exercise Toolkit ($72,000)
2011-12 Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) Scotia Support Grant: Knee osteoarthritis and low back pain (Dr. Scott Landry with Dr. Cheryl-Kozey-Dal) ($49,650)
2011 - Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant Exercise and Health Psychology Lab ($38,328)
2010- Lawson Foundation Diabetes Toolkit Atlantic Dissemination – ($150,000)
2010-13 Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) Scotia Support Grant: Knee osteoarthritis (Dr. Scott Landry with Dr. Janie Astephen Wilson-Dal) ($148,708)
2008 - Diabetes Physical Activity and Exercise Toolkit (Lawson Foundation) ($146,000)
2003- Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) elderly strength training grant ($150,000)
2001 - Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant Exercise Laboratory ($159,162)
Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation (EKM) grant home-based resistance training ($14,162)