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Communications and External Relations

The goal of the Communications and External Relations Unit at NOSM University is to provide effective internal and external communications services to ensure its corporate profile accurately and positively reflects the University’s guiding principles of high standards in education, research, community engagement, and operation.

Specifically, the team is responsible for corporate communications, media and government relations, marketing and advancement.

Marketing Communications

Our Marketing Communications team supports the University’s website content, marketing, and a regular President’s Report. The team also handles long-term strategic communications planning, special events promotion, and internal communications consulting, and implementation of initiatives. For support with those services, please contact

Media & Government Relations

We are always prepared to respond to requests for interviews, background information, and expert commentators. Please contact for these requests.

Press Kit

Use our Content

Our team produces a wide range of stories, articles, videos, and photos through its various channels. We invite you to republish these articles or content for free.

When republishing, kindly note the following guidelines:

  • We ask that none of our content is edited, with the exception of relative changes to time, location, or editorial style. For example, feel free to change “yesterday” to “last week,” etc.
  • If you publish online, we kindly ask that you link to the original source. For example, if the content is from a President’s Report, we ask that you link to
  • We ask that none of our materials be sold separately.

If you have any questions or concerns about using our content, please get in touch with us at


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An Award-Winning Communications & External Relations Team!

NOSM University and Launchfire, a leader in game-based marketing programs, won the Arcturus Award the 2021 Vega Digital Awards in the Marketing Effectiveness category for their online advertising and marketing work in creating The NOSM Trivia Challenge.



NOSM University and Launchfire, a leader in game-based marketing programs, won a 2021 Communicator Award in the category of Individual-Contests & Promotions for their online advertising and marketing work in creating The NOSM Trivia Challenge.


Canadian Public Relations Society LogoThe NOSM University was awarded a Gold Award of Excellence by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) in recognition of the School’s 10th anniversary “Be Active with NOSM” initiative, which took place on September 23, 2015.


IABC Gold Quill Awards logoNOSM University’s Communications Unit has been awarded two Gold Quill Awards of Merit from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The 2016 award recognizes the University’s promotion of the Standardized Patient (SP) program under the Digital Communication category and the 2015 award recognizes the communication campaign Give the Gift of Appreciation: NOSM’s Staff Awards of Excellence under the Special Events – Internal category.