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  • Catharine Gapp to Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS), Toronto, ON
  • Marc Afilalo, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Jewish General Hospital to Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Bob Davis to Regional Technology Lead, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Stratford, ON
  • Paul Gill to Regional Technology Lead, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, ON
  • David Girard to Interim Manager, Medical Education, Research and Scholarship, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to retire in March 2017, Ottawa, ON
  • Gregory Taylor to retire as Chief Public Health Officer, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Pervez Faruqi to Chief of Staff, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Wallaceburg, ON
  • Heather Hirsch to Board of Director, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  • Mamta Teves to Executive Director, Oxford-Elgin Child and Youth Services, Woodstock, ON
  • Paul Allison to Board Chair, Drug Free Kids Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Gillian Einstein, a researcher and associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, is the recipient of The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women's Brain Health and Aging, Ottawa, ON
  • Max Fehlmann to President and Chief Executive Officer, The Cancer Research Society, Montreal, QC
  • Martin Thibodeau to Chairman of the Board of the Cancer Research Society, Montreal, QC
  • Steve Carroll to Senior Consultant, Project Management, Cardiac Care Network of Ontario, Toronto, ON


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