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Where there is smoke, is there a fire?

It was late Sunday late afternoon in Sudbury, I was reading a book on my balcony and warm hazy air began wafting over my vista. In the distance I saw grey clouds. The smell of fire began embracing the breeze. Quickly the air became thick and unbreathable, and I felt the onset of a migraine and chest wheeziness. The jet stre...

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Wasaya Airways supports NOSM students’ menstrual product drive for  Fort Severn First Nation

People in rural and remote Northern Ontario communities can expect to pay double the price for the same menstrual products found in larger cities in Ontario—it’s even higher for remote fly-in First Nations communities where a box of tampons can range from $16 to $45, forcing people to choose between menstrual products a...

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Two NOSM students receive CIBC Indigenous Learner Leadership Award

$47,500 awarded for demonstrating leadership and mentorship within school and community. Mélanie-Rose Frappier and Alison Lewis, both fourth-year medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), are the inaugural recipients of newly established CIBC Indigenous Learner Leadership Awards. The awards rec...

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Helping close the gap on psychiatry shortages

Dr. Zoe Michano-Furlotte, NOSM alumna (MD 2016, BScN Lakehead University), completed her fourth year of residency in psychiatry in Thunder Bay and is entering her fifth and final year. Zoe is a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and is from the town of Caramat, which is now part of the community of Greenstone. “I’m hopi...

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Nurturing diabetes care and community-based nutrition

Building meaningful relationships in small communities is what Sheila Byrne valued most about her experience at NOSM. Sheila is set to graduate from the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP) this summer. Originally from Pickle Lake, she recently accepted a full-time role as a Registered Dietitian at Sioux Loo...

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Changing leadership for NOSM’s dietetic internship program

Cara Green has accepted the position of Program Manager of NOSM’s Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP). Beginning Monday, July 5, 2021, Cara will work closely with the current Program Manager, Denise Raftis, until Denise’s retirement in August. A Registered Dietitian (RD), Cara completed her dietetic ...

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine respectfully acknowledges that the entirety of the School’s wider campus of Northern Ontario is on the homelands of First Nations and Métis Peoples. The medical school buildings at Laurentian University and Lakehead University are located on the territory of the Anishinabek Nation, specifically Atikameksheng and Wahnapitae First Nations and Fort William First Nation.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a proud recipient of the 2019 Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award, presented by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. In 2013, NOSM received the prestigious ASPIRE award, which recognizes international excellence in social accountability and medical education.

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