New members to Bishop’s Board of Governors

New members to Bishop’s Board of Governors

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to Bishop’s Board of Governors: Suzie O’Bomsawin (External Governor) and Dr. Samia Mihoub (Internal Governor, Staff Council).

Suzie O’Bomsawin is Director of the Ndakina Office of the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki which represents and supports the Abenaki Councils of Odanak and Wôlinak. Ms. O’Bomsawin is responsible for matters relating to territorial consultations and issues concerning natural resources affecting the ancestral territory of the Abenaki.

Suzie O’Bomsawin

Ms. Obomsawin is a resident of the Odanak community. She is involved with an array of organizations dedicated to First Nations interests. For example, she was one of the spokespersons of the First Nations Quebec-Labrador Youth Network from August 2011 to August 2015. She also chaired the board of directors of the Odanak Historical Society, an umbrella organization for the Musée des Abénakis until April 2021. In addition, she is a member of the Quebec Native Women Association and helps to organize various cultural events in her community. Since June 2019, she has been a member of the Indigenous Advisory Committee of the Canadian Impact Assessment Agency.

Ms. Obomsawin has been a member of the Board of Directors of Sépaq since 2015, where she is the Chair of the Governance and Ethics Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Sustainable Development Committee.

Ms. O’Bomsawin holds an integrated bachelor’s degree in economics and politics (2007) and an MBA in international development (2010) from Université Laval. In 2020, she completed a Certificate in Corporate Governance (ASC) at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval.

Dr. Samia Mihoub is a Grant Officer in Bishop’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Before joining Bishop’s in 2018, Dr. Mihoub worked at Université de Sherbrooke for almost 10 years where she started as a contract faculty. She subsequently occupied different administrative positions in Research and Graduate Studies at the faculties of Medicine, Science, Education, and the School of Management. Her roles at UdeS evolved from research and academic coordination to program evaluation and strategic planning.

Dr. Samia Mihoub

In her role as a research administrator at Bishop’s, Dr. Mihoub supports Faculty to obtain research funding and helps them manage the funds and comply with the agencies’ requirements. Very involved in her community, Dr. Mihoub has volunteered in a variety of associations. Her most significant community engagement was at the Service d’Aide aux Néo Canadiens de l’Estrie where she served as an interpreter for Syrian Refugees for almost 3 years.

Dr. Mihoub holds a M.A and a Ph.D. in Communications obtained at Université Paris-Assas and Paris-Diderot and a M.A in Administration obtained at Université de Sherbrooke. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on cyberactivism under authoritarian regimes.