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.
Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean President and CEO, invites you to join her for a discussion and engagement on the development of NOSM University—Canada’s first stand-alone medical university.
Participants are invited to attend either in person or online and are asked to register for an event.
Sioux Lookout | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 5:30 PM CDT
Kenora | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 5:30 PM CDT
Hearst | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 5:30 PM EDT
Sudbury | Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 5:30 PM EDT
North Bay | Monday, November 8, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST
Timmins | Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST
Sault Ste. Marie | Friday, November 12, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST
Rosseau | Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST
Community Consultation Information
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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.
Our most frequently asked questions will be posted in this section in the coming days.