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Gratitude, Change—and Filling Up Bowls

Spring is in the air, and so is change! Foremost, I want to extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to our leadership, staff, faculty, and learners. I suspect I do not acknowledge you enough. Acknowledging team members for their dedication and work is not just a nicety: it's a fundamental aspect of effective leadership an...

> Read the latest edition of Northern Routes: Gratitude, Change—and Filling Up Bowls

NOSM University hosts virtual Earth Day celebration “Investing for People and Planet”

Join us for a virtual Earth Day event and learn how your financial investments can make a positive impact on the planet. NOSM University Planetary Health Lead Dr. Elaine Blacklock and special guests from the financial sector will discuss “Investing for People and the Planet: The Impact of Investments on an Individual’s ...

> Read more about the Earth Day event.

NOSM University seeks applicants for Summer Studentship Program

Applications to NOSM University’s 2024 Summer Studentship Program are open February 1–15, 2024. Established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, NOSM University’s Summer Studentship Program provides university students studying in a regulated health-care profession program with an opportunity t...

> Apply to the Summer Studentship Program.

Dr. Elaine Blacklock reflects on her planetary health work, offers practical steps to aspiring climate leaders

In 2015, Dr. Elaine Blacklock wanted to get involved in climate action but wasn’t sure how she could make a difference. Times have changed for the Sudbury pediatrician and NOSM University Assistant Professor, who is now NOSM University’s planetary health lead, the Chair of the Action on Climate Change Committee, and a c...

> Read more about Dr. Blacklock's work.

NOSM University Alumna Honours Late Son with Gifts of Mounted Swordfish, Student Award

In memory of her son Haseeb Syed Zaib, a NOSM University alumna is investing in future physicians. Haseeb Syed’s Memorial Fund will provide $5,000 annually to a NOSM University student in any year who has financial need. The award is thanks to a donation by Dr. Jehan Zaib (Family Medicine, 2012), who is also an Assistant ...

> Read more about the Zaib family's gifts.

A labour of love: Meet Dr. Naana Jumah, OB-GYN and advocate for Indigenous maternal health 

Dr. Naana Jumah, an Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at NOSM University, is an ally and advocate for Indigenous maternal health, and the recent winner of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada’s Carl Nimrod Educator Award. A Rhodes Scholar,...

> Learn more about Dr. Jumah.

NOSM University respectfully acknowledges that the entirety of the University’s wider campus of Northern Ontario is on the homelands of First Nations and Métis Peoples. The university buildings are located on the territory of Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay and the Anishinabek Nation, specifically Atikameksheng and Wahnapitae First Nations, in Sudbury.

NOSM University 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 University received the prestigious ASPIRE award, which recognizes international excellence in social accountability and medical education.

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