INFORMATION RELEASE/COMMUNIQUÉ : DELIBERATIONS OF THE BOARD
Using a combination of videoconference and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.
At the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Derek Debassige to the Board of Directors. Mr. Debassige was nominated by the Union of Ontario Indians.
Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, addressed the Board about two recent landmark achievements for NOSM: the first, that NOSM has received full accreditation of its undergraduate medical education program, and the second, that all undergraduate students in its Charter Class have successfully been matched to Canadian residency programs on their first attempt.
Kim Daynard, NOSM Director of Communications, gave a presentation on the celebrations now being planned to mark the historic occasion of NOSM’s first graduation of medical school undergraduates, and the completion of its first group of family medicine residents from the Family Medicine Residents of the Canadian Shield program.
Members of the Board approved the Financial Report for the eight- month period ending December 31, 2008.
The Directors received reports from several Board Committees, including the Finance and Audit, Quality Monitoring, Executive, Governance, Nominating, and Advancement Committees.
The Directors also received reports from the School’s Academic Council, Research Portfolio, Archives Reference Group, Aboriginal Reference Group, and Francophone Reference Group.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is the Annual Board Retreat scheduled for May 7 - 9, 2009 in Dryden, Ontario.
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