Since its inception, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has proudly defied traditional health professional education.
Born of a grassroots movement by Northern Ontarians in need of health professionals, NOSM is a medical school like no other. No other Canadian medical school is a joint initiative between two universities—in this case, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury. No other Canadian medical school provides training in more than 90 communities across a geographic expanse of 800,000 square kilometers which is the NOSM campus.
Rather than taking an off-the-shelf approach to delivering health professional programs modeled after traditional methods, NOSM has developed novel education and research strategies to meet the needs of Northern Ontarians.
About the Board of Directors
NOSM’s Board of Directors is comprised of 19 members who reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario, including Indigenous, Francophone, and rural and remote communities. It is responsible for the corporate and fiscal governance of the School. Membership of the Board of Directors is drawn widely to achieve the balance of skills and expertise required to enable the Board to fulfill its governance responsibilities.
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
- Responsibilities and Expectations of Individual Directors
Directors are recruited based upon their demonstrated ability to contribute to the well-being of the School and to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.
NOSM Board of Directors Recruitment
If you share NOSM’s commitment to improve health care access for the people and communities in Northern Ontario, this is an ideal opportunity for you. NOSM’s vision of Innovative education and research for a healthier North means we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing high quality education to physicians and health professionals, and continue to be a leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research.
With an aim to represent the diverse population of the North, preference will be given to Indigenous, Francophone, and/or rural/remote Northern Ontario applicants.
The terms of the Board of Directors are for a 3-year term that begin in September at the Annual Meeting of Members.
Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the vacant positions through official website using the online application process.
Recruitment period February – March each year. Recruitment 2021 will begin on February 15, 2021. Nominations will remain closed until that time.
No applications will be received after March 1, 2021.
Those interested, who have the particular skill set and experience identified, are encouraged to apply online ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (the survey will request your resume and 3 references)
The Nominations & Community Relations subcommittee reviews submissions, interviews and makes recommendations to the Board for election. The Committee does not disclose the names or status of nominations.
For general inquiries, please email Gina Kennedy, Corporate Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, Francophones, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Please visit nosm.ca/careers for information on careers and other opportunities at NOSM.