Nine New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors –Outgoing Members Thanked for Outstanding Service
Using a combination of web- and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Board members Dr. Roger Couture, Dr. George Doig, Dr. Lori Livingston, Dr. Krista Marcotte, Ben Petersen, Tim Pile, Angela Robson, and Carolyn Sinclair were thanked for their significant contributions to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as their terms completed at this meeting.
At the recommendation of the Board’s Governance Committee and Nominations and Community Relations Subcommittee, the Board recommended and the Members appointed nine new members to NOSM’s Board of Directors.
NOSM Partners with HealthForceOntario to Improve Access to Health Care in the North
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency (HFO MRA) have signed a collaboration agreement in order to increase access to health professionals in Northern Ontario.
The goal of this collaboration agreement is to help create sustainable health systems in the communities of Northern Ontario, resulting in better health outcomes for patients in the North.
The Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Visits NOSM
NOSM is committed to meeting the needs of the people of Northern Ontario, including Indigenous and Francophone communities in the North. This weekend, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, MD, the Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, visited NOSM to tour Canada's newest medical school and learn about the ways in which NOSM is working to improve the health of Northern, Indigenous, and Francophone peoples. Pictured here (from left to right) are: Dominic Giroux, President of Laurentian University; Ray Hunt, NOSM's CAO; Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean; the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs; Dr. Greg Ross, NOSM Professor; Paul Lefebvre, Sudbury Member of Parliament; and, Jennifer Wakegijig, NOSM Project Manager.
NOSM Staff and Faculty Gather for Exercise and Fun in Thunder Bay and Sudbury
Last week, NOSM hosted the #BeActivewithNOSM Break to support exercise within the NOSM community. This half-day event brought together staff and faculty for an afternoon in Bell Park in Sudbury and Boulevard Lake in Thunder Bay where there were many physical activities to enjoy, including canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, volleyball, lawn games. In addition, there was a bocce ball round robin, where participants were able to enjoy some friendly competition with their colleagues. Both of the events were a resounding success, encouraging staff to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. NOSM encourages everyone to #BeActivewithNOSM in pursuit of a healthier North. Show us how you lead a healthy lifestyle in beautiful Northern Ontario by posting pictures of your exercise on social media using the hashtag #beactivewithNOSM.