The Vitalité Health Network and the Université de Moncton conclude an affiliation agreement
Moncton, July 13, 2013 – The Vitalité Health Network and the Université de Moncton today officially signed an affiliation agreement.
The agreement formally defines the terms and conditions under which both institutions will collaborate in the area of health education and research, while preserving their autonomy. Enabling both partners to participate in the accomplishment of each other’s mission, the agreement represents a key instrument through which the Network and the Université can effectively respond to the educational needs of French-speaking health care professionals; il provides for the conclusion of related agreements pertaining to the delivery of the various educational programs in the area of health services at the Université de Moncton.
Both parties also agree that they will reciprocate in welcoming students from the Health Network and the Université as well as in allowing professionals from both institutions to conduct educational and research activities.
Vitalité Health Network President and Chief Executive Officer Rino Volpé indicated that the agreement takes into account the regional and provincial nature of the Network’s basic care and specialized institutions and programs delivered in the hospital setting as well as in the community. “With its current and planned educational programs and research activities, the Vitalité Health Network already plays an important role at the university level, with the highest level of activity being conducted at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre and in the regional hospitals in Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst and the Restigouche Hospital Centre,” he stated. “The partnership between both institutions is thus essential to the development of clinical learning experiences and the building of a research capacity in the area of health services.”
Université de Moncton President Raymond Théberge also considers the agreement as a key institution for his institution. “This new five-year agreement is yet another component of our strategic development plan in the area of health education and research, one of the Université de Moncton’s top priorities for the past several years.”
The official signing ceremony was held at the Université de Moncton, in the presence of several guests and dignitaries.
The photo shows, from left to right (seated): Rino Volpé, president and chief executive officer, Vitalité Health Network and Raymond Théberge, president and vice-chancellor, Université de Moncton. From left to right (standing) : Richard Losier, chief operating officer, Beauséjour Zone, Vitalité Health Network, Lise Dubois, associate vice-president, research, Université de Moncton; Neil Boucher, vice-president, academic and research, Université de Moncton; and Dr. Louis-Marie Simard, medical director, Beauséjour Zone, Vitalité Health Network
Photo taken by Bob Maillet, photographer