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Recognising Heritage and Legacy

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of residential schools and colonial impacts. In this year of social justice and climate change at NOSM, what impresses me most is how people have rallied together for a common purpose and to achieve a higher purpose. Part of being a good citizen is acknowledging and observing history, h...

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NOSM’s Vaccination Policy

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) continues to take proactive steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its learners, staff, faculty and visitors who attend NOSM campus buildings in Sudbury and Thunder Bay. To help ensure a safe learning and work environment, NOSM has established a Vaccine Policy that wi...

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NOSM Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June 2021, the federal government passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory day of remembrance called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To observe this day of reflection, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will be closed to provide the NOSM community with an opportunity to reflec...

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NOSM welcomes two new faculty section chairs

 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) welcomes Drs. Amer Alaref and Justin Jagger, new Section Chairs of Radiology and Child and Adolescent Health respectively. Dr. Alaref began his term on July 1, 2021 and Dr. Jagger began on August 1, 2021. “I am honoured to welcome Drs. Alaref and Jagger to their new role...

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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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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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