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National Award Recognizes NOSM University’s Contributions to Northern Ontario’s Francophone Community

(L-R) Danielle Barbeau-Rodrigue, Director of the Francophone Affairs Unit, Dr. Nicole Ranger, Faculty Lead for the Francophone Curricular Initiative, and Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean, and CEO of NOSM University, stand with an award from the Societé Santé en français. NOSM University is the proud co-recipient of a national prize for excellence in Francophone community engagement. The Prix de l’engagement de la communauté, awarded annually by the Société Santé en français, recognizes success in ensuring quality services for the Francophone community in a minority-language context. The award goes to org...

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New NOSM University Francophone Curricular Initiative addresses health inequities in the North

Medical learners who want to study in French can now do so, thanks to the pilot of the Francophone Curricular Initiative at NOSM University. “It’s been a long road to offering learning activities for the mandatory curriculum in French,” says Dr. Nicole Ranger, Francophone Curricular Lead at NOSM University. Also an alumna and Assistant Professor, Dr. Ranger says this initiative has been in the works since the University was founded in 2005. “Francophone learners have always been encouraged to come to NOSM University, but there haven’t been a lot of opportunities for learners in French, until now.” For many years, NOSM Unive...

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New Active Offer training module increases equitable access to care for Francophones in Northern Ontario

A new complementary online training module added to the was created by the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario (Réseau) in collaboration with NOSM University. This specialized training is designed for professionals working in the primary-care sector and will enhance their ability to provide tailored services to Francophone patients. The module was created as part of a series of sector-specific courses that can be completed individually or as part of the full Active Offer Training. Diane Quintas, Executive Director of the Réseau explains, “The primary goal of this training module is to emp...

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