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Keep a positive outlook and look for silver linings.

Hello, Aanin, Boozhoo, Bonjour! The sun is setting much earlier here in Northern Ontario. The tamaracks are now ablaze in gold and with the second wave of the pandemic upon us, what keeps you up at night? Here’s what’s on my mind and what keeps me, as your Dean, up at night. 1. Getting through an unpredictable an...

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NOSM appoints new Director of Indigenous Affairs

Iw Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) minwendaagwad wii-dibaadodaming onaabamind Yolanda Wanakamik ji-aawid Director of Indigenous Affairs inakamigak Binaakwii-Giizis 5, 2020. Onjibaa imaa Whitesand First Nation, imaa Anishinaabe-akiing wenji-ateg iw Robinson-Superior Adaandiwin, Yolanda omaamiikwendaanan mino-ay...

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Board meeting marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for NOSM

Due to ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NOSM’s Board of Directors and Annual Meeting of Members was held virtually on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Juliette Denis, Métis Elder and board member, opened the meeting with a reflection and prayer in recognition of “Orange Sh...

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NOSM blazes trail for first Canadian medical school virtual accreditation

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is the first medical school in Canada to experience a new virtual accreditation of its MD program. The traditional accreditation, originally scheduled for spring, was postponed to October 2020 due to the pandemic. Dr. Brian Ross, NOSM’s Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medica...

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NOSM-acquired Skills Help Fill a Gap in Care for Underserved Populations   

Dr. Andrea Haner (MD Class of 2010) is applying the skills she learned at NOSM to treat diverse, underserved populations. She is the only GP Oncologist treating gynecological cancer in the Southwest Alberta region. “The population I work with is very underserved. If I didn’t do this work, women would have to commute ...

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Striving for Inclusion

As the active anti-racism movement continues to ripple across multiple professions and communities in Canada, medical schools are among those taking a closer look at their institutional systemic practices to make active improvements in diversity and inclusion. Joby Quiambao is a Registered Dietitian, alumna of the Northe...

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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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