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Mount Saint Vincent University

Established in 1912 as college for young women, when The Mount gained degree-granting status in 1925 it became the only independent women’s college in the British Commonwealth. Today The Mount is poised to become an environment for transformative learning and a university with unparalleled social impact – at home, across the country, and overseas.

Research Capabilities

Applied Human Nutrition

  • Functional foods and food-derived bioactivities, dietary approaches for prevention/reduction of chronic diseases, food production management and food security
  • Food product development, nutritional analysis, sensory testing and evaluation
  • International nutrition, identifying and combating micronutrient deficiencies
  • Policy development for food production management and food security


  • Characterizing wines with local yeasts
  • Plant microbe interactions in roots systems
  • Anerobic digestion of raw and engineered wood
  • Examining bone development in fish to assist with husbandry
  • Natural product synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, Henry reaction, Diels-Alder reaction, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis.

Family Studies & Gerontology

  • Alzheimer disease and related dementia, policies and practices
  • Seniors housing, home care and long term care policy
  • Global population aging, migration and demographic change
  • Family rituals, healthy aging, mental health resilience across the life span
  • Health and social services needs of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Social determinants of mental health, psychological sense of community and mental health
  • Military families, family relations and social support, military cultural identification
  • Social construction of gender, intergenerational relations
  • Health equity and social justice

Child & Youth Study

  • Educational policy initiatives using engaged scholarships approach resulting in research that mobilizes knowledge and experiences for and with marginalized families
  • Curriculum frameworks, language and learning, early intervention and inclusion issues
  • Investigating the relationship between special education practices, medicalized notices of disabilities, impacts of child and youth’s subjectivities and daily practices
  • Historical and cultural dimensions of Indigenous health (physical, emotional and spiritual well being)
  • At-risk immigrant youth, ethnoracial diversity, critical pedagogy, minority academic underachievement


  • Social, cognitive and emotional components of learning, decision making and problem solving
  • Life long learning, international/intercultural education, transformative learning
  • Cognition, metacognition, assessment for learning, learning strategies, learning disabilities and ADHD
  • History and policy of education
  • Administrative practices – student rights and inclusion
  • Indigenous knowledge and education
  • Literacy assessment and instruction
  • Philosophy of education in the classroom
  • Feminist qualitative research, feminist ethics of practice in teaching education

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