NOSM’s Annual Health Sciences Summer Camp Application Deadline Extended
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers.
This year, the School will host its annual Health Sciences Summer Camp from July 10 – 14, 2017 at NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 17 – 21, 2017 at NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. These week-long programs provide high school students with an opportunity to explore health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a student-mentor. NOSM is currently seeking interested high school students who will be attending Grade 10 and 11 in September 2017. The application deadline has been extended to April 21, 2017.
NOSM’s Achievements and Upcoming Events Highlighted at Board of Directors Meeting
Using a combination of video- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
At the meeting, NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser presented an update on NOSM’s Performance Goals, highlighting recent achievements in the areas of educational excellence, outstanding research, whole school culture, faculty empowerment, and community engagement. These areas reflect the School’s priorities relative to NOSM’s social accountability mandate and address the strategic goals set out in the NOSM’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.
The Noojamadaa Exhibit: Indigenous Perspectives on Healthy Relationships
The Noojamadaa Exhibit is a stunning new photovoice collection on display now through April 1, 2017, at the McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury. Noojamadaa means “let’s heal” and the exhibit provides a safe space for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples to reflect on our shared journey towards wellness, through contemplation of our relationships with one another and our surroundings.
Over the past year, a research team—led by Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Associate Professor Dr. Marion Maar—has collaborated with Manitoulin First Nations communities and health organizations on research in support of healthy relationships to help counteract intimate partner violence.