Please join us on Wednesday, November 25, 6 to 8:30 pm, for a Virtual AGM

Presentation of Annual Report and 2019/20 Financial Statements

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, President and CEO of Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Please see biographical information below.

RSVP by November 11 to [email protected] or (807) 935-8043 to receive Zoom link and instructions about refreshments.

Dr. Sarita Verma, LLB, MD, CCFP


Dr. Sarita Verma is the Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She currently sits on the boards of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, the Health Sciences Network Research Institute in Sudbury, and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

She is a former Vice President, Education at the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Prior to these roles, Dr. Verma was the Associate Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions and Special Advisor to the Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

As a family physician (McMaster University, 1991), lawyer (University of Ottawa, 1981) and Canadian diplomat, Dr. Verma practised international mediation with the foreign service of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan and Ethiopia.

Dr. Verma is known for her commitment to equity, diversity and advocacy for marginalized, underserved populations. In her current role, she has spearheaded and nurtured tangible values, action-based campaigns, educational awareness and regional initiatives supporting truth and reconciliation, wellness, Indigenous health and access to health care in rural and remote areas of Northern Ontario.

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