NOSM’s Achievements and Upcoming Events Discussed at Board of Directors Meeting
Using a combination of video- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
At the meeting, Board members heard from Kathleen Beatty, NOSM’s Director of Equity and Quality and Ted Bridge, NOSM’s Director of Human Resources about the progress made regarding the School’s strategy to enhance a safe and respectful NOSM community. In addition, the Board received reports from several Board committees, as well as from the School’s Academic Council, Indigenous Reference Group, and Francophone Reference Group.
In his Progress Report to the Board, NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser highlighted recent achievements in the areas of educational excellence, outstanding research, whole school culture, faculty empowerment, and community engagement that reflect the School’s social accountability mandate and address the strategic goals set out in the NOSM’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.
Board members were reminded of two important upcoming events being hosted by NOSM. The fifth annual Northern Constellations, a conference that brings together NOSM faculty from across Northern Ontario to share experiences, network, and participate in workshops related to educating future health professionals, will take place April 8 - 9 in Thunder Bay.ICEMEN 2016 (International conference on Community Engaged Medical Education in the North) is a five-day conference exploring how community-driven health education and research builds healthy communities. Held June 20 - 25 in Sault Ste. Marie, ICEMEN will include an Indigenous Research Gathering and the School’s 11th annual Northern Health Research Conference.
The Board approved the Financial Report for the period ending January 31, 2016.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is the Annual Board Face-to-Face Meeting, this year scheduled for May 12-13, 2016 in Hearst, Ontario.
For a complete list of Board members, please visit our website at nosm.ca.
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