Northern Passages du Nord Summer 2014 Now Available
The Summer 2014 edition of Northern Passages du Nord is now available online. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has published Northern Passages, the School’s external newsletter, since 2002. This month, we roll out a brand-new redesign! Northern Passages will continue to be published four times a year, however we have changed our bilingual layout for easier reading. This fresh new layout allows us to write longer and more in-depth articles on topics relevant to the people and communities of Northern Ontario. We hope you enjoy the newly revitalized Northern Passages!
NOSM Engages Communities in Strategic Planning
Together, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the people and communities of Northern Ontario are creating a Strategic Plan for the School for the years 2015-2020.
From May to September 2014, NOSM’s Dean and CEO Dr. Roger Strasser, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Senior Associate Dean at Laurentian University, Dr. David Marsh, senior leaders, and staff are travelling to more than 50 Northern, rural, remote, Francophone, and Aboriginal communities across the North to meet with individuals, organizations, health-care professionals, and faculty to discuss Northern Ontarians’ ongoing health-related needs. The input provides important guidance and sets priorities for NOSM’s future. All feedback is extensively recorded, and will inform the direction that the School takes for the next five years.
First Nations Communities Assess Progress at NOSM
From August 13-15, 2014, Chapleau Cree First Nation
hosted the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) fourth Aboriginal
Community Partnership Gathering, called "Walking the Vision." NOSM senior
leaders, faculty, and staff gathered with over 100 Aboriginal community members
from across Northern Ontario to develop, strengthen, and enhance relationships,
provide information regarding past recommendations made to the School at the
last gathering May 2011, report about the tangible progress the School has made
in implementing those recommendations, and seek recommendations about how the
School can refine its practices, activities, and outcomes to ensure that NOSM
continues to meet the needs of Aboriginal peoples across Northern
IDEAS Survey: Quality Improvement at NOSM
Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) is a new, province-wide learning initiative to advance Ontario’s health system priorities by building capacity in quality improvement, leadership and change management across all health-care sectors. The IDEAS Introductory Quality Improvement (QI) Program is coming to NOSM in the fall of 2014.
The program is designed for physicians, nurses, other health-care professionals and managers from all parts of the health system who are seeking an introduction to quality improvement or a refresher on the fundamentals of quality improvement. In order for NOSM to adapt the provincial program to meet your needs, please take ten minutes to complete the needs assessment survey.