Agreement has been reached between Health Sciences North Research Institute
(HSNRI), Laurentian University (LU) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
(NOSM) to enhance research collaboration between the three institutions. With
the shared objective of striving to improve the health of residents of Northern
Ontario, Health Sciences North Research Institute at Health Sciences North will
be officially affiliated with Laurentian University and NOSM. The three
institutions will seek to share resources thereby minimizing unnecessary
duplication of any common infrastructure and maximizing research efficiency.
agreement is an opportunity to enhance research in the North as we strive
together to improve the life of Northerners,” says Dr. Denis Roy, President and
CEO of Health Sciences North Research Institute.
University, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Health Sciences North
Research Institute will work cooperatively to respond to their changing
relationship as leaders in research.
Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, says
strengthening the School’s capacity to perform outstanding research that aligns
with the health needs of Northern Ontario is one of NOSM’s strategic goals.
“The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s partnership with Health Sciences
North Research Institute and Laurentian University will further enable our
faculty members to continue to conduct valuable health research that will lead
to improvements in clinical practice, health care, health outcomes, and
education in line with NOSM’s social accountability mandate.”
Agreement allows for important collaboration among researchers at all three
institutions working on joint research missions. Sharing resources through
technology transfers, research development, and administrative support will
help researchers to further their projects here in Northern Ontario.
synergies to foster innovative research is a priority for Laurentian
University,” said Dr. Rui Wang, Vice-President of Research at Laurentian
University. “Working together with NOSM and Health Sciences North
Research Institute will provide opportunities to strengthen innovation and
discovery that will benefit all parties, Greater Sudbury, and beyond."
Agreement creates mutual access to research facilities and equipment including
animal care. The sharing of resources will advance research in the region and
help attract and retain new talent.
About the Health
Sciences North Research Institute
The Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) is the
affiliated research institute of Health Sciences North. Located in Sudbury,
Ontario, HSNRI’s purpose is to contribute to sustainable solutions for health
challenges faced by the people and communities of northeastern Ontario.
Laurentian University offers an outstanding university
experience in English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous
education. Laurentian’s students benefit from small class sizes and exceptional
post-graduation employment rates. With nine Canada Research Chairs and nineteen
research centres, Laurentian is a recognized leader in its specialized areas of
research strength, which include mining innovation and exploration, stressed
watershed systems, particle astrophysics and rural and northern children’s
health. Laurentian University has secured over $100 million in research income
in the past five years.
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.