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NOSM dean city's highest-paid public sector worker

By: Heidi Ulrichsen - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Mar 31, 2014 - 3:01 PM |
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) dean Dr. Roger Strasser was not only the highest-paid education sector worker in the city in 2013, he was the highest-paid public servant in Greater Sudbury overall. File photo.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) dean Dr. Roger Strasser was not only the highest-paid education sector worker in the city in 2013, he was the highest-paid public servant in Greater Sudbury overall. File photo.

Dr. Roger Strasser earned $382,553 in 2013

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) dean Dr. Roger Strasser was not only the highest-paid education sector worker in the city in 2013, he was the highest-paid public servant in Greater Sudbury overall.

He was paid $382,553, with $23,967 in taxable benefits last year.

The Ontario Ministry of Finance released its annual Sunshine List on March 28, which discloses the salaries of all public sector employees in Ontario who make more than $100,000 per year. Click here for a spreadsheet naming all Sudburians on the list


The next-highest paid employee in the city was Dr. Chris Bourdon, Health Sciences North's vice-president and chief of staff, who made $371,751 that year.

In terms of education, next to Strasser, the second highest-paid worker in the city was former Cambrian College president Sylvia Barnard, who was paid $268,129 for 2013. She retired in June.

Laurentian University president Dominic Giroux earned $260,027, Cambrian vice-president of finance and administration James Hutton earned $252,697, Laurentian vice-president, academic Robert Kerr earned $247,762 and NOSM associate dean, community engagement David Marsh earned $242,112.

Former Collège Boréal president Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, who retired in September, earned $241,454.

Leaders with the city's four school boards earned less than their post-secondary counterparts.

Sudbury Catholic District School Board director of education Catherine McCullough led the pack in this sector, earning $203,467 in 2013.

Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) director of capital services Regent Dupuis was paid $188,979 and CSCNO director of education Lyse-Anne Papineau earned $184,700.

Rainbow District School Board director of education Norm Blaseg was paid $181,920, and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario (CSPGNO) superintendent Alain Gelinas was paid $149,687, while CSPGNO director of education Marc Gauthier was paid $146,424.

Laurentian led the education sector for the number of employees earning $100,000 or more, with 340. Cambrian had 99 on the list, Boréal 57 and NOSM 32.

Added together, the city's four school boards had 272 people on the list – Rainbow 108, CSCNO 77, Sudbury Catholic 49 and CSPGNO 38.
Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

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