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A Memorable Year—and Much to Celebrate

Hello, Bonjour, Aanin, Boozhoo, Tanshi, Kwe Kwe, This spring, we are emerging from a year like no other. It has been one full year since NOSM University was proclaimed Canada's first independent medical university, and here we are on the cusp of granting our first degrees as a university to MD graduates—a historic mome...

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NOSM University receives $150,000 gift from The Masonic Foundation of Ontario

Donation supporting MD students will be matched by FDC Foundation The Masonic Foundation of Ontario has donated $150,000 towards awards and bursaries for NOSM University students. This is the largest single contribution by Masons to NOSM University. Both The Masonic Foundation of Ontario and district Mason groups through...

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NOSM University Celebrates Inaugural Convocation

Canada’s first independent medical university celebrates a historic milestone on Friday, May 26, 2023, when it graduates its first class since being proclaimed NOSM University. With its new status, NOSM University became empowered to grant degrees that in the past came under the auspices of Lakehead and Laurentian Unive...

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Soo doctor finds fulfillment in homecoming

For Dr. Jonathan DellaVedova, a pediatrician in Sault Ste. Marie and a member of NOSM University’s inaugural class, the opportunity to practise in his hometown is both personally and professionally fulfilling. His passion shines through when he speaks about Northern Ontario. “There’s this feeling you get as you’re ...

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Joe Lipinski, NOSM University leader, awarded posthumously

In a bittersweet tribute, Mr. Joe Lipinski was posthumously awarded the inaugural Administration Award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) during a ceremony on April 16, 2023, at the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) in Québec City. In recognition of his significant contributions t...

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Finding and creating joy through exceptional patient care

Dr. Robert Ohle had no intention of moving to Canada after medical school. Plans changed for the Dublin-born physician when he met his future wife, who he describes as exceptional, Dr. Sarah McIsaac. He followed his heart––and Dr. McIsaac’s residency placement––to Canada and ultimately Sudbury, Ontario where he ch...

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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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