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NOSM Board Holds Face-to-Face Meeting in Sudbury

 Exemplary Staff, Faculty, Preceptors and Learners
Recognized at Board Dinner

The Board of Directors of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a face-to-face meeting in Sudbury on December 4 and 5, 2008.

On the first day of the two-day meeting, Board members participated in sessions which provided a review of NOSM’s organizational structure, administration, and governance.  Following these sessions, the Board received a presentation by Ian M. Fraser of The Fundraising Network, and participated in discussions regarding Advancement at NOSM.

Later that evening at the Board dinner, Awards of Excellence were presented to learners (Tyler Verdun, Safiya Adam, Paul Miron, and Alex Anawati) and accepted on behalf of faculty and preceptor recipients (Dr. John Kargbo, Dr. Christine Kupsh, Dr. Jacques Abourbih, and Dr. Pierre Mikhail) by Dr. Gerry Cooper, Associate Dean, Learner Affairs.  Awards of Excellence were presented to staff members (Kimberley Larkin, Tina Vrbanac, Patty Fink, and Mathieu Seguin) by Ken Adams, Associate Dean, Administration.  

At the formal Board meeting on the second day of the meeting, the Directors received reports from Board Committees, including the Finance and Audit, Board Executive, Quality Monitoring, Governance, Nominating, and Advancement Committees.

At the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors approved the appointment of David Harris and Dr. Tyler Christie as members.  

At the recommendation of the Advancement Committee, the Board of Directors approved a motion to continue preparations to modify NOSM’s Advancement model.   

The Board of Directors approved a Financial Report from the Finance and Audit Committee for the six month period ending October 31, 2008.

Dr. Frederick Gilbert, President of Lakehead University and Chair of the School’s Board of Directors, noted that the two-day meeting accomplished several important objectives.  “Group cohesion and opportunities for interactive sessions and discussions are enhanced when Board members are able to meet in person.  This two-day meeting, which focused on issues of governance and Advancement, and celebrated the outstanding contribution of learners, faculty, preceptors, and staff, was a great success,” he said.   

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for March 18, 2009.

For a complete list of Board members, please visit our website at www.nosm.ca.

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer 
Tel:     705-662-7243
Cell:    705-669-7943
Email:  kimberley.larkin@nosm.ca 


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