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Marc Boudreau Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) has introduced its new board of directors, and Marc Boudreau, CEO of BESTECH, is the new chair.

Marc Boudreau

Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) has introduced its new board of directors, and Marc Boudreau, CEO of BESTECH, is the new chair.

“I am honoured to have been selected by the MIRARCO board of directors to represent the organization,” he said.

BESTECH is a “leading firm” specializing in engineering, software development and energy management innovations. Boudreau joined MIRARCO three years ago because of the “synergies” he saw within the two organizations.

“Our company was developing innovative technology and we saw MIRARCO as a valuable resource to the industry,” he said.

Douglas Morrison, MIRARCO’s interim CEO, said he’s pleased to welcome Boudreau to the board.

“We are eager to learn from a new perspective and under Marc’s guidance, we may be guided slightly to a more entrepreneurial outlook,” he said.

Scott Savarie

Marc Boudreau and Scott Savarie

Marc Boudreau and Scott Savarie

Cambrian College graphic design student Scott Savarie has secured a three-month internship at Edenspeikermann, one of the world’s most influential design studios.

With offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Stuttgart, Edenspeikermann is best known for “shaping brands, identities and interactions.”

Ron Beltrame, co-ordinator of the program, said this is a “monumental achievement” for Savarie and Cambrian’s program.

Savarie, who grew up in Sudbury, said he wanted to go “somewhere extraordinary” for his placement.

“When I saw the posting for an intern on the Edenspeikermann website, I applied because I knew what if I was successful, it would be an amazing experience,” he said.
He said he is confident about his abilities heading into the internship, thanks to Cambrian’s program.

North East CCAC exceeds fundraising goals for United Way

In November and December, the North East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) set out to raise $7,500 for the United Way. Instead, the organization brought in $9,690.
“We are very proud of our generous staff,” Kim Morris, North East CCAC director of communications, stated. “This is a significant amount of money for the 150 employees of the Sudbury Branch to raise for one organization.”

Francisco Diaz-Mitoma and Dr. William “Bill” McMullen

Francisco Diaz-Mitoma and Dr. William “Bill” McMullen

North East CCAC CEO Richard Joly said “it is all in a day’s work for a group that regularly goes above and beyond.”

Francisco Diaz-Mitoma

The Sudbury Regional Hospital’s (SRH) new vice-president of research comes to the position in ready form.

Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma is a medical scientist and professor, and has founded two research organizations and a biotechnology company. He most recently held the titles of infectious disease and clinical virology consultant at the Ottawa Hospital and chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

“Recruiting someone of Dr. Diaz-Mitoma’s calibre and experience is a substantial accomplishment for our hospital,” Dr. Denis Roy, SRH president and CEO stated.

Diaz-Mitoma said he is “honoured” to help make Roy fulfil his vision of making SRH a “centre of excellence for medical research in northern Ontario.”

Dr. William “Bill” McMullen

A long-time family doctor, teacher and medical school advocate in Sudbury has been named northern Ontario’s 2010 Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Dr. William “Bill” McMullen has been practising medicine in the Sudbury area for more than 30 years, in the fields of family medicine, obstetrics and palliative care.

He currently works at the Emergency and Trauma Centre at Sudbury Regional and Espanola General Hospital.

McMullen continues to practise community-based rural medicine as the Medical Director of the Killarney Health Centre. He offers care to elderly and palliative patients in their homes.

McMullen was the chair of the Northeastern Ontario Medical Education Corporation (NOMEC) for 16 years and involved extensively with the development and operation of the Northeastern Ontario Family Medicine (NOFM) Program.

He helped establish the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and is a professor of Family Medicine. He sits on the governing boards of both NOSM and Laurentian University. He is the medical director of the Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network and serves as a coroner for the Sudbury Region.

“Congratulations to ‘Dr. Bill’ on his award,” Dr. Chris Bourdon, acting chief of staff and vice president of medical affairs at the hospital said, in a press release.

“He is the quintessential family doctor and a whole lot more. He’s done it all, from delivering babies to working in the Emergency Department and assisting in surgery, and he’s the kind of guy who’ll still visit former patients to see how they’re doing. This award is very well-deserved.”