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COMMENTARY FROM THE CEO Le français suit ci-dessous. September, 2017

Dear Stakeholders of the New Brunswick Health Research Enterprise, The past month of September is synonymous with a kind of febrility and renewal as students headed back to school. Fund- ing announcements regarding health research in New Brunswick were also made in September and we are now reflecting

on our many reasons to be thankful as we move closer to Thanksgiving and the NBHRF annual conference on Nov. 1-2 and the Gala of Excellence celebrating our 2017 Rising Stars .

We congratulate the very recent appointment of NB MLA for Kent South, Mr. Benoit Bourque appointed as Minister of Health, and the Minister responsible for NBHRF as we look forward to engaging and working with him and the DoH team on may items including the fact that all pillars of health research can benefit our healthcare system. We also congratulate the Hon. Bill Fraser as Minister responsible for RDC, and the Hon. Roger Melanson to PETL / Post Secondary Education Training and Labour, for they are branches of GNB that we engage with. The Premier is also now the regional minister for Saint John and Southwest NB. We say goodbye to the outgoing Ministers and note that we have appreciated their support, particularly the Hon. Victor Boudreau , our former Minister responsible for NBHRF.

Hon. Benoit Bourque, Minister of Health, Minister responsible for NBHRF, GNB

Hon. Bill Fraser, Minister of Transportation and Infrastruc- ture, Minister responsible for Intergoernmental Affairs, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corpo- ration, Regional minister for central New Brunswick, GNB

Hon. Roger Melanson, President of Treasury Board, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for Trade Policy, GNB

We teamed with our partners from Toronto CABHI / Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation for the an- nouncement led by our Minister for Seniors and Long- Term Care, GNB-DSD, the Hon. Lisa Harris, of the launch of the 3 year $1.8M program for the Senior’s Care Strategic Innovation Fund / SCIF ( Miramichi Herald, September 8, 2017 ). The competition is open until Oct. 10. Apply.

From left, Dr. Bruno Battistini, president, CEO and scientific director of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Seniors and Long-term Care Minister Lisa Harris, Ron Riesenbach, the president and chief technical officer of the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and Gary Foley, vice-president professional services with Horizon Health Network

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