Members Tour Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital and
Nord-Aski Family Health Facility, Participate in Interactive Learning Sessions,
and Interact with Community Members
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its annual Board of Directors
face-to-face meeting in Hearst, Ontario on May 12 and May 13, 2016.
the first morning together, NOSM Board members enjoyed a tour of Hearst’s Hôpital
Notre-Dame Hospital and Nord-Aski Family Health Facility organized by France Dallaire, Hospital
CEO, Dr. Richard Claveau, Chief of Staff and Site Liaison Clinician for NOSM,
Comeau, Physician Recruiter and Site Administrative Coordinator for NOSM.
members heard how the Hôpital Notre-Dame
Hospital, a Francophone establishment in which all populations are treated with
respect for their culture and language, works to contribute to improving the health of communities through
leadership rooted in partnerships. The Nord-Aski Family Health Facility provides
its mostly Francophone and Indigenous population with varied services that
emphasize health promotion, illness prevention, early detection, and education.
Each year, the City of Hearst, the Hôpital Notre-Dame
Hospital, and the Nord-Aski Family Health Team welcome NOSM medical students
and residents to live and learn in Hearst.
During the two-day meeting, Board members
heard updates on behalf of NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group and the Francophone
Reference Group, and participated in several presentations and interactive
sessions on the topics of postgraduate education, risk management, public
relations, Board effectiveness, and community engagement.
Members welcomed Dr. Pierre Ouellette, Recteur
de l’Université de
Hearst, who shared exciting developments at the university that offers
undergraduate programs in French on three campuses located in Hearst,
Kapuskasing, and Timmins.
the evening, NOSM Board members enjoyed a lumberjack-themed dinner at Hearst’s
Heritage Sawmill Marketplace with local community members, including several
representatives from the health and municipal organizations of Hearst. Following
the dinner, several members enjoyed an optional community tour at the small,
artisan Rheault Distillery, which prides itself for creating hand crafted,
small batch spirits.
The Directors received
reports from Academic Council and Admissions, and the newly released NOSM’s Report to Northern Ontario, which, at the near conclusion of NOSM’s 10th
anniversary year, describes how the School has been working with communities
and partners across the North to build a healthier Northern Ontario.
Directors received a Financial Report for the 10-month period ending February
28, 2016. In addition, the Board approved the proposed balanced budget of $44.07
million for the fiscal year May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017, as presented.
the formal Board meeting, members paid tribute to Dr. Robert Kerr, retiring
Vice-President, Academic and Provost at Laurentian University, and thanked him
for his outstanding commitment to NOSM as past Board Chair and Vice-Chair, as
well as Chair of the Board’s Executive Committee.
next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled to occur on September 21,
For a complete list
of Board members, please visit our website at nosm.ca.
Kim Daynard, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 807-766-7379 Cell 807-631-5718
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