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Last Day to Provide Input into NOSM’s Strategic Plan

NOSMSP 2020 Web

During the last five months, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has been collaborating with Northern Ontarians to develop the School’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. Today is the final day to complete the School's strategic planning survey. The survey (available in both English and French) takes approximately 8-12 minutes to complete, and was established to ensure that all Northern Ontarians can have input in prioritizing NOSM's activities for the future.

NOSM Researcher Participating in $55.5M National Dementia Initiative

Dr. Kristen Jacklin, NOSM Associate Professor

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a national initiative aimed at tackling the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses and improving the lives of Canadians with these illnesses and their families and caregivers. Kristen Jacklin, NOSM Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology, is one of 47 principal investigators on the CCNA who will be receiving $1 million for dementia care research. Jacklin and her team will investigate issues in dementia care for rural and Indigenous populations.

Northern Passages du Nord Summer 2014 Now Available

Northern-Passages--Summer-2014

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!

First Nations Communities Assess Progress at NOSM

WTV Gathering Chief Keeter Corston of Chapleau Cree First Nation

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 Ontario.

 

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