Imagine my Surprise!
I received a special delivery package. One that I didn't recognize, it wasn't your usual Purolator or UPS package.
Inside was a white envelope from the Prime Minister of Canada's office, and inside was a personal letter of congratulations to me from the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, wishing me a productive term of office.....WOW!
This sends a clear message of the importance and the far reaching effect of this Academy. The Respect we have and the influence our academy exudes is something we often take for granted. We should all be so proud of our accomplishments as our hard work and programs have certainly made an international impact.
It brings home the point that everything we do is seen by those who look at us with both admiration and with scrutiny. It brings home the fact that as leaders in the dentistry world, the decisions and directions we take set the milestones for the others to follow. And it brings home the fact that we as leaders of this academy must move forward into the future with visionary strategic planning to face the new world of dentistry.
We are all hard at work doing just that. The Board is focusing on the future, the ABCD is focusing on strengthening the credential, the BOT is focused on the programs to help the victims of domestic violence and the promotion of the Give Back a Smile program, and our staff is focused on making it all happen!
Thank you to all leaders and staff, for the countless hours of conference calls, hundreds of emails and many meetings that show the dedication of our leaders and staff, and the passion we all share to keep this Academy great, relevent, and moving forward.