Dr. Remi Ogundimu has been named as BPW Greater Sudbury's Woman of the Month for April.
In 1985, Ogundimu moved to Sudbury after a long academic journey where she acquired her fellowship training in Pediatrics, receiving the Canadian Fellowship in Pediatrics (FRCP) recognition certification and the American Board of Pediatrics certification.
She began setting up her Pediatric practice, which included conducting office practices, pediatric outpatient clinical work, and overseeing medical students training in Pediatrics.
She has also held the position of Clinical Lecturer for the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Ottawa with a focus on their students who rotated through Sudbury, in addition to the position of Assistant Professor for the Northern Ontario Medical School (NOSM), to name a few of her accomplishments.
Ogundimu has worked hard throughout the years as a pediatrician renowned for her ability to care for patients and people and sincerely looking after their well-being.
Her care and charisma has been expressed by many in the community. She has raised her four children, supporting them in their successes, while also taking the time to help people in our community to grow and thrive.
She has taken part in community activities and assisted with the founding of the Afro Heritage Association where she was elected as the First President.
Ogundimu also became a Member of the Ontario Government’s Committee for the Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of Slave Trade and was Vice President of the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association (SMFA) and currently holds the position of President.
She has been honored as the first female president of the Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists and was also awarded with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for community services.
In May 2016, Ogundimu was honoured as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian women. In 2017, she received the Canada 150 Volunteer Award.
In 2014, 40 years after graduating in the medical field, she decided to take a well-earned retirement, although her hard work and dedication to her community has continued, she is currently still actively participating on various community initiatives such as the Police Multiracial Advisory Committee and Local Immigration Partnership.
Ogundimu offers wise insight to the next generation of leaders.
“Set a goal for yourself – work hard to achieve your dream,” she said.
“Seek help, don’t be discouraged, be organized, maintain your confidence, be supportive of others, avoid being judgmental. Cherish your family and be involved in your community.”
“Dr. Remi is a woman of success and unbelievable dedication and has such compassion for all people,” said BPW Greater Sudbury president Marianne Matichuk.
“She has demonstrated that while tasks seem insurmountable at times, when wanting to foster change we need to take action.
“Dr. Remi’s success as a woman who is compassionate, caring and hard working is truly admirable. BPW Greater Sudbury is honoured to be able to recognize such a dedicated and outstanding woman.”