Chi miigwetch, merci beaucoup, thank you to all those who attended the Association ‘s AGM this week. We were grateful for your presence and active engagement during the AGM and for your patience as we navigated through technical difficulties and some challenges associated with the clarity of the nomination and election processes.
After seeking a review of our electoral process through our legal counsel at Emond Harnden LLP, we are pleased to affirm and celebrate the election of the following Board members: Raquel Harris-Wright (Student Committee nominee); Cyndi Hall (Field Education Committee nominee); Dr. Michael Yellowbird (Deans and Directors nominee); Dr. Oleksandr Kondrashov (Social Policy and Advocacy Committee nominee); Dr. Roy Hanes (Commission on Accreditation nominee); and Dr. Yahya El-Lahib (Member-at-Large nominee). Congratulations to our new Board members, we look forward to working with you!
We wish to acknowledge the legitimate questions that were raised at the AGM surrounding the election of Board members. The Board of Directors will revise the Association’s By-laws for added clarity and present them to the 2022 AGM for approval by membership.
We offer our continued gratitude to outgoing Board members, Dr. Stéphane Grenier; Dr. Judy White; Dr. Raymond Neckoway; Monica Batac; Dr. Anita Vaillancourt and Dr. Céline Bellot; we also wish to celebrate the contributions of Suzanne Lacelle, François Luu and Dr. Kathy Hogarth who departed from the Board earlier this year and Dr. Alexandra Wright who left her longtime post as Executive Director. We wish to acknowledge our staff who have worked tirelessly this year to support our membership and the work of the Association, launch our first ever virtual conference and host our second virtual AGM; chi miigwetch for all that you do. Finally, we are delighted to welcome our incoming Executive Director, Carole Carpot-Lacassagne.
We also recognize that the past few weeks have been incredibly difficult as we collectively grieve the 215 little ones found in Tk’ emlups and the horrendous murder of multiple members of a Muslim