Areas of Support
Supporting the Northern Ontario School of Medicine opens a world of possibilities. Donations make learning, researching and practicing medicine in Northern Ontario possible. Make a difference is the Health of Northern Ontario by making your gift today.
Library Endowment Fund
You can double the impact of your gift to the Library Endowment Fund! Read Ken Boshcoff’s story to learn how.
If you would like to support library programming of facilities, please contact the Advancement team so we can assist you in making an impact at NOSM. To learn about our library’s services please visit the library website.
When you support research at NOSM, you make remarkable health discoveries possible and help our researchers solve today’s most crucial health challenges in Northern Ontario.
For more information on supporting research at NOSM visit the research section of the website here or contact the Advancement team.
Lab Equipment Fund
Examples of equipment needed at NOSM are:
Fluorescence Associated Cell Sorter (FACS)
FACS can differentiate and separate different types of cells (autoimmune cells, neurotransmitter cells). This equipment would allow researchers to separate cells linked to certain diseases (for example MS) and test how they would react with a certain drug in a controlled environment. The cost is $210,000 of which $150,000 is tentatively secured.
Slit lamps are used to identify retinal detachment, open globe, foreign objects, abnormalities, increased intracranial pressure, and hemorrhages. This equipment is often used in emergency medicine and it’s necessary at NOSM so that we can properly train our students how to use them. The cost is $20,000.
Did you go to summer camp when you were young? Do you remember the excitement of learning something new and meeting new friends during your summer break?
Since 2005 NOSM has been offering summer science camps for teens going into grades 10 and 11 to learn about career opportunities in health care. The week long camp provides sessions in casting, crime scene investigation, simulation training with high tech teaching equipment and much more.
Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to send their teens to camp, despite their interest. This is where you can help!
A donation of $400 will cover the costs of the camp enrollment fee and provide the opportunity of a lifetime.
A donation of $1,400 will cover the costs of the camp enrollment fee and accommodations.
A donation of $2,000* will cover the costs of the camp enrollment, accommodations and travel for students who must travel outside of their home town to attend the camps.
“It really excites me to know that I am helping plant the seed for a young person to become more engaged in post secondary education as well as health care. I am hopeful that through my support I will one day see that teen in a health care setting caring for my friends and family.”
George Doig, has been sponsoring a teen to attend the camp for the past 3 years.
Find out more about CampMed.
*Campers traveling from communities outside of Thunder Bay and Sudbury are responsible to fund their own travel as well as accommodations during the week of camp. Travel and accommodations costs for an out of town camper can range anywhere from $900 up to around $2,300 for those traveling from more remote communities.
The NOSM Priority Fund
Every gift and every donor is unique. The Advancement Team works with you to ensure that your gift is having the impact that is important to you. Contact us to hear about unique giving opportunities and how you can make a difference.
The Advancement unit would be happy to come and speak to individuals or groups who are interested in supporting NOSM. Our team travels throughout the region providing information and details on what we are all about.