September E-news Bilingual

I also thank CABHI for their invitation to assist to another round of their successful grant announcements for their programs (I2P2, RCP2, KMP2) in Toronto, ON, on Sept. 26 . Right: The Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of MRIS, Ontario

On the federal scene, we congratulate the much anticipated announcement of Can- ada’s First Chief Scientific Advisor : Dr. Mona Nemer from the U of Ottawa where she has been, amongst many realizations over a highly distinguished career, VPR for the past 10 years . The task ahead is formidable with a coordinated response to the second ‘Naylor’ (Fundamental Science Review panel) report and re-investment into scientific research in (and across) Canada via existing institutions. A recent opinion letter contributed to the Globe & Mail by 3 of U5 Presidents entitled “ Ottawa must improve research funding - or risk losing the innovation race ” ( The Globe and Mail, September 20, 2017 ) is forward-looking and talks about ‘rebalance’. True enough we need to reverse the decline, and there is a need to develop flexible programs that will balance investment from U6 to U15 and beyond, to the other 50+ Canadian universities which excel in their own right, for they all also have young people with great potential for discovery as researchers and entrepreneurs. Wheth- er you are at MaRS in downtown Toronto or Knowledge Park in Fredericton, there is no innovation without research.

Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s new Chief Scientist

The search continues for the recruitment of two novel academic health research chairs (cannabis-related biomedical / clinical research, and on seniors’ health in Community Healthy Living), as well as the search for positions at the new AGE- WELL-NCE-National Innovation Hub-APPTA (visit ).

On Oct. 2nd, Dr Duyen Nguyen and her co-mentor Dr. Rob Moir of UNB were both in Toronto for the announcement by the new federal Minister of Health of the CIHR-Heath System Impact Fellowship (HSIF). Congratulations. The federal Minister will be in Moncton on Oct. 11-12 to meet with health researchers at ACRI and Université de Moncton. As well, one of our NB researchers is showcased and makes us proud on CIHR 9th floor office in Ottawa !

From left, Dr. Duyen Nguyen, CIHR-ISPHR Heath System Impact post- doctoral Fellow (HSIF), the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health and Dr. Rob Moir, Professor of Economics and the Chaire of the Department of Social Sciences, UNB-SJ

Dr. Sandra Turcotte, CIHR grantee from ACRI / U de Moncton, atop the elevator door of CIHR headquarter in Ottawa.

Watch for NBHRF Clinical Scholarship program and the new NBHRF Travel Grant program for academic and clinical health researchers and their trainees and apply.

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