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40 COLLEGE NEWS Professionally Speaking June 2020 PHOTO: JAMES CHARRON FIND AN AQ Extend Your Professional Knowledge Access Find an AQ through our website, oct.ca, or through the College's OCT Membership App — now also available on tablet. Ongoing professional learning is an integral part of teaching. Let our Find an AQ search engine be your guide to fi nding one that suits your needs. Search by provider or AQ name. With over 370 courses to choose from, selecting the right AQ to expand your subject knowledge or sharpen your classroom skills has never been easier. Bonnie Oakes Charron The College welcomes Bonnie Oakes Charron, who was appointed to College Council in March 2020 for a three-year term. Based in Ottawa, Oakes Charron is an independent governance consult- ant, specializing in governance education, coaching and resource development. Since 2016, she has ser ved in various governance roles. She is an urban panel member of the City of Ottawa's Committee of Adjustment ruling on land-use and planning matters, and is a non-profit board director for Odyssey Theatre. She previously ser ved on the board of Governance Professionals of Can- ada, was a Parent Involvement Committee member with the Ot- tawa-Carleton District School Board, and was an executive committee member of the Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils. From 2011–16, Oakes Charron served as a special assistant in governance with Colleges and Insti- tutes Canada. She was an assistant corporate secretary with Canadian Blood Services, senior assistant secretary to the Bank of Canada board of directors, and, between 2000 and 2011, a procedural clerk in the House of Commons. In addition, she has worked in information manage- ment as a consultant, knowledge manager and documentalist, data quality analyst, national and inter- national programs officer with the National Library, and a systems librarian for the Federal Court. A member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and the Society of NonProfit Board Directors, Oakes Charron has been recognized by the mayor of Ottawa for her commun- ity service and is a recipient of a corporate champion award from Colleges and Institutes Canada. She holds a master's degree in library and information science from Western University, an Honours BA from Bishop's University, a certificate in diplomacy and social protocol from Carleton University, and is a recognized Fellow in Board Governance with the Canadian Board Diversity Council. PS

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