French public school board appoints two new school counselors

New directors include Amélie Hien for Wards 1 and 4 of the City of Greater Sudbury

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The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario has approved the appointment of two new school trustees.

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The new administrators are Amélie Hien for Wards 1 and 4 of the City of Greater Sudbury and Jocelyn Bourgoin for Marathon and Manitouwadge.

“Hien has been involved in the field of education for more than 15 years and has always worked to promote the French language and Francophone cultures through teaching, research and socio-cultural activities,” the council said in a statement.

“She holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Montreal and taught linguistics and French at Laurentian University for many years, where she was also director of the French studies department from 2019 to 2021.”

Hien remains professor emeritus at Laurentian University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts, the board added.

“At the community level, she is involved in many committees, such as the Northern Ontario Coalition for a French-Language University and the Tricultural Committee for University Education in Sudbury.

“In 2020, Hien received the distinction of Knight of the Order of Merit of Administration and Labor with Agrafe Diplomatie (Burkina Faso) and was also named one of the ’25 Stars of the North’, a merit awarded to Franco -Ontarians who inspire through their work, their volunteer work and their passion for Franco-Ontarian heritage.

Bourgoin has more than 40 years of progressive administrative experience in the health care industry, with “significant involvement in municipal, educational, forestry and other groups,” the board said.

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“Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bourgoin was Chairman of the Board (CEO) of Manitouwadge Health, an integrated primary health care delivery organization that includes a hospital, long-term care home, family health team , a doctor’s office, home care services. , Meals on Wheels, transportation services, diabetes program and public health promotion services.

“From 2020 to 2021, Mr. Bourgoin returned as Acting Director of Community Programs and Services for Manitouwadge Health and then retired.

Over the years, he has served on various community committees. He is currently Chair of Counseling Programs at Northern Superior.

“In 2018 he received the North West LHIN Leadership Award for his outstanding approach to collaboration and partnership, and in 2001 he received the Governor General’s Medal for Exemplary Emergency Medical Services.

The Board Chair said she was delighted with the appointments of Hien and Bourgoin and was “convinced that their knowledge and experience will benefit and advance the French-language public education system.”

“Mrs. Hien and Mr. Bourgoin are joining a dynamic team that cares about the needs of students and staff,” said Anne-Marie Gélineault.

“We welcome them and look forward to working with them on various projects.

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