b'I am proud of the work Genome Canada has done dur-ing my three years as Chair, and I thank the Board, the Sci-ence and Industry Advisory Committee, the staff, and the community for their enthusiasm and hard work. And I am encouraged to know that there remain enormous challenges to tackle because I am convinced that Genome Canada will continue to lead the way in tackling them. As this years annual report demonstrates, these are exciting times for genomics, Genome Canada and for all Canadians who ben-efit from the research being supported here and I wish all of you continued success.Moura Quayle, Chair~W hat a year. Even after nearly 20 years, Genome Canada continues to work at the cutting edge of the biosciences, taking the most advanced scienceandtechnologyandtranslatingit into application. Our continued success is an endorsement of the Genome Canada model: a networked enterprise of Genome Centres building large-scale interdisci-plinary teams to tackle the biggest challenges in life sciences, working across sectors as diverse as health, agriculture and agri-food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, environment, energy and mining. Add to that a little secret sauce of equal parts passion and commitment and you get a recipe for suc-cess, as refelcted in the renewal of Genome Canada funding with $100.5 million in Budget 2019. Thisyearwasanimportantandsuccessfulonefor Genome Canada. We launched several new academic-indus-trypartnership projects through our wildly popular Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) while also con-cluding prestigious community-building competitions in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) and Dis-ruptive Innovation in Genomics (DIG). In all cases, I am con-tinually inspired by theresearch happening in Canada and its potential for impact. What motivates usandWe also forged a groundbreaking partnership with Agri-culture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to launch a co-funded what is demonstrated hereLarge-Scale Applied Research Project competition in agri-is the belief that the best culture, agri-food, fisheries and aquaculture. These projects will bring academic scientists and government scientists, is yet to come. together with users from industry and the public sector toMarc LePage, president and CEO improve Canadas performance in this crucial economic sec-2 Genome Canada Annual Report 2018-19'