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Dr. Paul Dagg appointed to chair TRU board

September 30, 2015 9:57 A.M.

Two new appointments have been made on TRU’s board of governors.

Dr. Paul Dagg, an accomplished administrator in psychiatric medicine, has been appointed chairman of the TRU governing body. Jim Thomson, a Kamloops entrepreneur with 42 years experience in construction and development has been named its vice-chairman.

Dr. Paul Dagg

Each term is one year and may be renewed.

Dagg replaces Brian Ross in the lead role after serving as vice-chairman since September 2013. He is currently medical director of tertiary mental health at Interior Health’s Hillside Centre, a tertiary acute in-patient facility providing services throughout B.C. He also chairs the specialty committee in psychiatry of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and sits on the education committee that oversees educational activities for the college.

Dagg’s past roles with the Royal College have included serving as member and vice-chair of the examination board in psychiatry, and member of the accreditation committee where he became an experienced program surveyor for specialty medical programs in Canada. Dagg is also a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, and was inducted as a member of the American College of Psychiatry in 2013.

Jim Thomson, CEO of Plainsman Construction Ltd., is an entrepreneurial success story, he started as an estimator with Plainsman before eventually becoming president and then buying the company in 1992. 

Thomson has served as president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, president of Canadian Home Builders, B.C. and Yukon, president of CHBA-Interior, chairman and past-president of the New Home Warranty Program of B.C. and Yukon, and past chairman of the Southern Interior Development Trust Initiative.

Thomson joined the board in November 2014 and Dagg in November 2010.

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