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NOSM Launches New Website

Posted on May 1, 2008

Today, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the launching of its new external website. Along with an updated look and many other improved features, the website can now be found at

NOSM’s new website features a new, contemporary design with easy navigation and expanded functionality. Some of the many fresh features of include: streamlined tabs with fewer layers to the information that you need; updated content and photographs; changeable text size; a way to subscribe to the School’s various publications; quick access to upcoming events in the School’s Health Professional Development Calendar; and, an organization area reflecting the new structure of the School

NOSM’s Founding Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser says the new website is another tool through which the School can work to fulfill its social accountability mandate. “One of the most significant additions to the website is an expanded area devoted to the many communities that have generously supported, and provided resources for, a medical school of, by, and for the people of Northern Ontario,” he said. “Our hope is that, in addition to providing information about NOSM, the new features and functions of the website will further enhance communications with and between the School’s many pan-Northern stakeholders.”

Kim Daynard, NOSM’s Director of Communications, is pleased to see the efforts of many come to fruition with the launch of “The development of the website was a truly was a collaborative undertaking,” she said. “The new site is easier to use, more pleasing to interact with, and better able to serve the various communities engaged with the School in large part because of the valuable input received by both internal and external sources during its development.”

The new website also contains information regarding two important upcoming conferences at the School. The first, the Northern Health Research Conference (NHRC), is a conference exploring the research activities within Northern Ontario arising from community-based activities. The second, the International Conference on Community Engaged Medical Education in the North (ICEMEN), is a five-day conference showing the importance of fostering relationships among medical schools across the globe in an effort to share knowledge and best practices as part of a worldwide network. Both are featured on the website’s homepage.