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Four New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors

Amid a Week of Important NOSM Public Events

Using a combination of web- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. 

Board members Dr. Bob Algie, Dr. Louise Logan, James Morris, and Dr. Teresa O'Driscoll were thanked for their significant contribution to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as their terms completed September 23, 2015.

At the recommendation of the Board's Governance Committee and Nominations and Community Relations Subcommittee, the Board appointed four new members to NOSM's Board of Directors:

  • Danielle Bélanger-Corbin
  • Dr. Pierre Bonin
  • Mark Hurst
  • Bruce Sutton

In accordance with Board policy regarding Officers of the Corporation, Dr. Moira McPherson, Provost and Vice-President Academic Lakehead University, was confirmed as Chair of the Board and Dr. Robert Kerr, Vice President, Academic and Provost of Laurentian University, was confirmed as Vice-Chair.  NOSM MD candidate Krista Marcotte was also reappointed as Board member.

The Board approved both the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2015, and that BDO Canada LLP be appointed as auditors for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.

This week is an important one for the School, and a busy one for NOSM Board members who participated in several public NOSM events. NOSM publicly launched its new 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, created in collaboration with people and communities of Northern Ontario, and officially opened its 10th anniversary celebration by engaging communities across Northern Ontario to "Be Active with NOSM." Also this week, NOSM's Francophone Affairs Unit is hosting the School's 5th Francophone Symposium at Laurentian University in Sudbury. 

The new Strategic Plan, NOSM's 10th anniversary celebrations, and the Francophone Symposium share a common theme-that is, each of them is grounded in NOSM's commitment to working with the region's people, communities, partners, and collaborators for a healthier North.

The Board made special recognition of NOSM's many recent accomplishments, and faculty and staff were congratulated for another year of high achievement under the leadership of the Dean.

Prior to the official Board meeting, members were invited to a special pre-screening of TVO's upcoming The Doctor Can See You Now, a documentary which follows the story of NOSM-trained physician, Dr. Doris Mitchell, the doctor for Brunswick House First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation, and the Township of Chapleau. The documentary examines Northern Ontario health-care issues, and provides insight into how the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is addressing the chronic shortage of physicians in our region. The Doctor Can See You Now will first air on TVO on September 30 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held in Thunder Bay on November 26 and 27, 2015.

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


Dr. Moira McPherson, Chair of the Board of Directors 
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 807-343-8640

Dr. Robert Kerr, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 705-675-1151 Ext. 3410

Ms. Kim Daynard, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 807-766-7379   Cell 807-631-5718




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