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NOSM Announces New Director of Equity and Quality

Posted on March 27, 2009

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kathleen (Kate) Beatty to the position of Director of Equity and Quality, effective March 24, 2009. The newly created role of Director of Equity and Quality includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive framework of programs, processes and internal consulting support for NOSM’s equity and quality initiatives and activities.

Ms. Beatty has worked for more than 20 years in higher education and social services in senior management positions, and as a consultant. She was responsible for various equity and diversity initiatives, including the creation of an Access Centre for students with disabilities, the development of Aboriginal Student Services, and the delivery of employment assistance programs to professional immigrants, women in trades, and youth with disabilities. She has participated on two business missions with the Premier of Ontario to China and India.

Through effective collaboration with faculty, staff, students and NOSM’s community stakeholders, the Director of Equity and Quality will provide NOSM’s Dean and Executive Group with guidance with respect to quality enhancement in the Medical School’s activities, and the promotion of equity in its relationships with stakeholders, individuals, and organizations.

Ms. Beatty earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph. She is currently completing her doctoral research in quality assurance of international education at the University of Toronto.