NELS was created by two Dalhousie University researchers: Dr Grace Johnston, School of Health Administration and Dr Fred Burge, Department of Family Medicine, for the NELS ICE team grant submission.  Even though the ICE funding has ended, other funding has been achieved. NELS has continued to grow and now has had more than fifty Highly Qualified Persons.  We value our ongoing relationships with our many Visiting Scholars, and many other local contributors.