Dr. Sarita Verma’s presentation is available to download in English and French.
NOSM University Information
On June 3, 2021, the Government of Ontario passed legislation to make the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) a university. With this status, NOSM becomes the first stand-alone medical university in Canada.
NOSM was established as a government strategy to address the health needs of the region, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario. It was born of a grassroots movement, from communities across Northern Ontario advocating for a solution to regional health inequalities. Becoming a university translates that vision into a reality in the future.
Read the announcement: NOSM to Become First Stand-alone Medical University in Canada.
Join us, in person or virtually, for the final town hall discussion on the development of NOSM University, in Little Current, Ontario.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Meet and Greet | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (In person only)
Presentation | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Community Consultation Information
Survey: Your Input is Critical
Take the NOSM University Consultation Survey.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2021, Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, hosted a webinar for students, faculty and staff. With nearly 250 NOSM community in attendance, this was an opportunity to learn more about NOSM University, and ask questions related to the School’s learning, teaching and work environments. View the webinar recording.
Friday, August 6, 2021
For the upcoming academic year (2021-22) students will continue to register with either Laurentian University or Lakehead University and, as such, pay tuition/ancillary fees directly to those universities. See details. An email from email@example.com will be sent to UME students with detailed next steps and information. Master of Medical Studies students will receive updates from firstname.lastname@example.org. NODIP students will continue to pay NOSM directly.In addition, we will work with Laurentian University and Lakehead University to maintain the existing relationship agreements, or seek to negotiate similar agreements, with each of them. These agreements govern areas such as research, libraries, faculty appointments, etc. will remain in place and will be reviewed as part of our ongoing work with Lakehead University, Laurentian University and other key stakeholders as we transition to NOSM University.