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Summer, sunshine, and adventure awaits

Summer is finally here! So, too, is the sunshine. It has really heated up in Northern Ontario over the past few weeks. After a winter of snow (way too much in Thunder Bay), sleet, the Omicron variant, boosters and tragedies, I am ready for summer and everything that it means to me. Sunshine on my shoulder, muggy air, rain that sprinkles, long days with evenings that are red and pink, berries that can be picked just behind my office in Sudbury, a bear loping across the parking lot and deer everywhere. And the food! Salad is a totally sufficient meal. Fruit salad or fruity cheesecake (or anything fruity) is the ideal dessert. Of course,...

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Our Year of Making History

Bonjour, Aanin, Boozhoo, Tanshi, Kwe Kwe, Hello, To make history is to do something important that has not been done before and will be remembered for a long time. This year—2022—is the year that we, NOSM University, are making history. Imaginative. Inventive. Inquisitive. Inspiring. That’s what I think of the 58 newly-minted MDs who are graduating this week. Please join me as we tip our hats to this 14th graduating class. This marks 838 MD grads since 2009. All of you are about to join your chosen profession, a calling to which you may feel very proud. If you work hard, take good care of yourself and remain humble, y...

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We are barreling toward certain climate catastrophe—NOSM University is digging in

And, news on the national residency match “Humanity is waging war on nature. This is senseless and suicidal. The consequences of our recklessness are already apparent in human suffering, towering economic losses and the accelerating erosion of life on Earth.” – UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, February 2021 Bonjour, Aanin, Boozhoo, Tanshi, Kwe Kwe, Hello, The pristine air of Northern Ontario was choked again last summer. Due in part to prolonged drought linked to climate change, forest fires raged through areas of the North, wolfing down hundreds of thousands of hectares of wooded habitat on sacred land. In August 202...

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