For the first time in its 54-year history, the College’s Council has elected a public member as its President. Dalton Burger, a practising lawyer and law professor, assumes the role in June.
Burger believes his election demonstrates the College’s commitment to being leaders in ensuring the public is the focus of its work and decisions.
“There is strong collaboration between the nurse and public members who make up the Council,” says Burger. “Having a member of the public in this position affirms the foresight the profession continues to show in its efforts to maintain trust and confidence in nurses. It demonstrates how well the public and 160,000 nurses in Ontario work together and the mutual respect they have.”