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Two New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday. These meetings were video-linked between the School’s West Campus at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and its East Campus at Laurentian University in Sudbury, with other Directors participating via teleconference.

At the Annual Members Meeting, which involves one representative each of Laurentian University and Lakehead University, the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2008 were approved, and members of the Board of Directors for 2008 – 2009 were appointed. Drs. James Taylor and Claire Perreault were inducted into the Board.

Dr. Fred Gilbert, President of Lakehead University, was confirmed as Chair of the Board. Robert Bourgeois, Acting President of Laurentian University, was confirmed as Vice-Chair of the Board.

The Directors received reports from Board Committees, including the Finance and Audit, Quality Monitoring, Governance, Board Executive, Advancement, and Nominating Committees. At the recommendation of the Board Executive Committee, the Board approved an Employee and Volunteer Legal Indemnification Policy.

The Board of Directors received a presentation by Ian M. Fraser of The Fundraising Network, which described Advancement trends and models.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on December 4 and 5, 2008 at Laurentian University in Sudbury.

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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
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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