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About NOSM

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.

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 Seeks Five Members

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is seeking five (5) individuals to join the Board of Directors in September 2020 for a 3-year term.

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.

NOSM seeks individuals from diverse backgrounds, specifically Indigenous and Francophone peoples, who reside in rural or remote Northern Ontario communities, with expertise in some of the following areas:

• Strong understanding and/or experiences with diverse populations and cultural sensitivity of communities in Northern Ontario.
• Knowledge of, and/or experience in, Indigenous governance, health care policy and administration, and/or delivery of care.
• Knowledge of, and/or experience in, Francophone health care policy and administration, health transformation, and/or delivery of care.
• A physician in good standing with the CPSO with clinical teaching experience.
• Financial management and oversight with designation, including financial reporting and auditing requirements of a complex private or public sector organization.
• Information management technology and innovation.
• Current NOSM alumni.

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

Application Information

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)

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.

No applications will be received after February 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

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For general inquiries, please email Gina Kennedy, Corporate Secretary at governance@nosm.ca

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.