Statement on conflict in UkrainePosted on February 28, 2022
Reports and images coming from Ukraine during this armed conflict are disturbing. I am deeply concerned about NOSM learners, faculty, staff and community members who may be personally affected. Ukrainians have a deeply rooted history in Northern Ontario and we stand in support of everyone who may be struggling at this time. There are supports available to you at NOSM.
Unfortunately, there are also reports of discrimination directed at the Russian-Canadian community. Discrimination has no place at NOSM. Please keep in mind the School’s values of respect and inclusiveness, and treat each other with kindness and compassion in these very tense times.
Support those around you, be mindful of your personal health as you read, watch and follow the news. Please consider supporting actions for peace and international humanitarian relief efforts as we all hope for a swift resolution and peace in Ukraine.
Dr. Sarita Verma
NOSM Dean, President and CEO