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Call for Changemaker Nominations

December 23, 2022

2023 Health Research and Innovation Changemaker Award 

At ResearchNB, we know that health research contributes to significant advancements in patient care and population health for New Brunswickers. Health researchers throughout the province work relentlessly toward the pursuit of improved clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients, both in their communities, and around the globe.   

In 2023, ResearchNB will celebrate a New Brunswick health researcher in academia, a public research institution, a Regional Health Authority, government, or the private sector, whose research has had a tangible impact on the health care system or the population health of New Brunswickers. The selected researcher will be honoured with the ResearchNB Changemaker of the Year Award.  


Call for Nominations 

We are now seeking nominations for the ResearchNB Changemaker of the Year Award. Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by a supervisor, colleague, mentor, student, or other member of the health research ecosystem. All nominations must be submitted by October 22nd at midnight for consideration in this year’s award.  


Eligibility Criteria  

In order to be considered for the Changemaker of the Year Award, nominees must be: 

  • A researcher from a New Brunswick-based entity including post-secondary institutions, public research institutes, Regional Health Authorities, government, or the private sector; 
  • Able to clearly demonstrate how their research positively impacted the health care system or the population health of New Brunswickers 
  • Able to outline the pathway from their research through to the achievement of the public benefit identified; and  
  • Able to clearly articulate the implementation mechanisms (i.e., policy implementation and/or industry, health system, or not-for-profit uptake) that led to advancements in patient care, quality of life, or health care system improvements. 

NOTE: Previous or current funding from ResearchNB or the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation is not required for consideration in the Changemaker of the Year Award competition.  


Selection Process 

All nominations submitted for the Health Research and Innovation Changemaker Award will be reviewed by a committee comprised of 3 to 5 members appointed by ResearchNB. The selection committee will be responsible for identifying the top 3 nominees for the award. 

The selected nominees will be invited to present a 5-mins pitch about their research and its impacts on New Brunswickers at the Health Research Week 2023 Gala Dinner. The awardee will be selected via online voting by the live audience at the Gala.  


Apply Now 

Submit your nominations for the Health Research and Innovation Changemaker of the Year Award online now!


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