Nicolette McGuire, PhDAssistant Professor/ Senior Lecturer
Dr. McGuire was named OUM’s first Ombudsman in 2021. She has served the university for a decade: teaching Endocrine and Reproductive System-Based Modules with Dr. Boone, developing and teaching Introduction to Medicine, and organizing OUM’s New Student Orientation ‘O Week’ among other duties. Dr. McGuire is also OUM’s Director for Student Affairs and can be reached for general questions through studentaffairs@oum.edu.ws.

Dr. McGuire earned her PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology from the University of California Berkeley, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow and held the Margaret Long Fellowship in Human Biology. She also served as an Instructor of Endocrinology and Human Reproduction there. Dr. McGuire was a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, where she lectured in the Faculty of Psychology. Her research on reproductive hormones resulted in 30+ publications which collectively have been cited over 500 times.

Most recently, Dr. McGuire was Provincial Director of Research for the Ministry of Health in British Columbia. There she supported the reorientation of the province’s health research system and the redirection of research funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the province’s 9 research universities.

Dr. McGuire lives in rural Ontario, Canada with her family.