ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ -- St. George's University has welcomed Canadian educator and politician Charles Furey as its new consultant for university relations in Canada.
"Charles has decades of experience in the Canadian education system," said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George's University. "He will be instrumental in helping our more than 600 Canadian students continue their educations by fostering relationships with teaching institutions and clinical programs in Canada."
Furey began his career as an English and History teacher in Newfoundland. He then served in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. He held five positions, including chief electoral officer from 2006-2007. Following his 15-year term in politics, he consulted on government relations and strategy for 10 years.
At SGU, Furey will help establish electives at Canadian hospitals, spearhead government relations efforts, and recruit aspiring medical students from Canada. SGU has trained over 1,300 MD students from Canada. Many have returned home to serve as primary care providers in understaffed provinces, helping to alleviate Canada's physician shortage.
"St. George's goes above and beyond to support Canadian students," Furey said. "I'm thrilled to join the team and help open more doors for these future doctors."
Furey will join fellow consultant Sandra Banner, former chief executive officer of the Canadian Resident Matching Service. Banner has been working with SGU since April to increase the number of clinical rotations available to SGU's Canadian students.
"Charles and Sandra have both demonstrated a passion for improving healthcare in Canada," Dr. Olds said. "I firmly believe that their combined efforts will produce great results for our students and the Canadian patients they seek to serve."
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St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, social science, information technology, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 17,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University's programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.
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