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HSNRI, Laurentian University, and NOSM Partnership Strengthens Northern Research Opportunities

An Affiliation Agreement has been reached between Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), Laurentian University (LU) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to enhance research collaboration between the three institutions. With the shared objective of striving to improve the health of residents of Northern Ontario, Health Sciences North Research Institute at Health Sciences North will be officially affiliated with Laurentian University and NOSM. The three institutions will seek to share resources thereby minimizing unnecessary duplication of any common infrastructure and maximizing research efficiency.

“This agreement is an opportunity to enhance research in the North as we strive together to improve the life of Northerners,” says Dr. Denis Roy, President and CEO of Health Sciences North Research Institute.

Laurentian University, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Health Sciences North Research Institute will work cooperatively to respond to their changing relationship as leaders in research.

Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, says strengthening the School’s capacity to perform outstanding research that aligns with the health needs of Northern Ontario is one of NOSM’s strategic goals. “The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s partnership with Health Sciences North Research Institute and Laurentian University will further enable our faculty members to continue to conduct valuable health research that will lead to improvements in clinical practice, health care, health outcomes, and education in line with NOSM’s social accountability mandate.”

This Affiliation Agreement allows for important collaboration among researchers at all three institutions working on joint research missions. Sharing resources through technology transfers, research development, and administrative support will help researchers to further their projects here in Northern Ontario. 


"Creating synergies to foster innovative research is a priority for Laurentian University,” said Dr. Rui Wang, Vice-President of Research at Laurentian University.  “Working together with NOSM and Health Sciences North Research Institute will provide opportunities to strengthen innovation and discovery that will benefit all parties, Greater Sudbury, and beyond."


The Affiliation Agreement creates mutual access to research facilities and equipment including animal care. The sharing of resources will advance research in the region and help attract and retain new talent.


About the Health Sciences North Research Institute

The Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) is the affiliated research institute of Health Sciences North. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, HSNRI’s purpose is to contribute to sustainable solutions for health challenges faced by the people and communities of northeastern Ontario.


About Laurentian University

Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s students benefit from small class sizes and exceptional post-graduation employment rates. With nine Canada Research Chairs and nineteen research centres, Laurentian is a recognized leader in its specialized areas of research strength, which include mining innovation and exploration, stressed watershed systems, particle astrophysics and rural and northern children’s health. Laurentian University has secured over $100 million in research income in the past five years.

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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