NOSM Researchers Shortlisted for Prestigious International Award
Researchers with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Laurentian University have been shortlisted for the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Research Project Award. Ashley Scott and Greg Ross and their team were nominated for their research project titled Industrial off-gas supports biofuel production—the only project from Canada to make the shortlist. The project is focused on utilizing heat energy and CO2 from smelter off-gas to provide conditions favorable for growing algae, which in turn produce many high-value products. Algae being used are from Northern Ontario and produce high levels of lipids which can be readily turned into biodiesel. This algae produced biofuel is of great benefit in underground applications, as it burns much cleaner than diesel obtained from fossil fuels. This provides for a better working environment and makes biodiesel sought after for mining applications. The research team is working with Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (a Glencore Company) and currently has eight graduate students working on the project, including students from Engineering, Biology, and Biomolecular Sciences at Laurentian University. The awards will be presented at the IChemE Global Awards Dinner in Birmingham, England on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Good luck!
NOSM Hosts Historic Elders Gathering
From August 18 - 20, 2015, the Aboriginal Affairs Unit of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a historic Elder's gathering on the traditional lands of Fort William First Nation. The gathering brought together Aboriginal Elders from First Nations and Métis communities across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario to discuss the future of the School's Council of Elders. Over the past ten years, the School has developed relationships with more than 20 Elders who each have special gifts for working with community members.
Vous êtes invités au Symposium francophone 2015 de l’EMNO
Le Bureau des affaires francophones de l'École de médecine du Nord de l'Ontario (EMNO) présente son 5e symposium francophone qui aura lieu les 24-26 septembre à l'Université Laurentienne à Sudbury.
Ce symposium ressemblera des intervenants dans le domaine de la santé et la communauté qui s'intéressent à la santé des francophones. Les symposiums francophones de l'EMNO ont pour but d'informer et de réseauter la population francophone et de traiter des questions qui ont trait et sont d'intérêt à la population francophone.