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Métis student helps develop the Indigenous Medical Students’ Association of Canada

Jamie Thompson, a second year Métis medical student from Manitouwadge and Ignace, is an inaugural member of the newly formed Indigenous Medical Students’ Association of Canada. “I was asked to help with the initial development of the association alongside the founding medical students, Jesse LaFontaine from University of British Columbia and Jayelle Friesen-Enns from the University of Manitoba,” says Jamie. “We have been working on hosting talks about how elections would run, what leadership would look like, and the roles that are required to get it up and running.” Elections for the new board took place on the heels of ...

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NOSM and Science North engage Indigenous youth

Indigenous youth across Northern Ontario have been learning more about STEM concepts through health sciences programming developed in partnership between Science North and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Working to further build relationships with Indigenous communities in the North, the organizations are empowering Indigenous youth to achieve their learning goals and promote the careers in health care. A fun and informative session was held on November 1, 2021, to highlight the partnership with rural, remote and Indigenous Northern communities. The educational programming delivers health sciences related content f...

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NOSM Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June 2021, the federal government passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory day of remembrance called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To observe this day of reflection, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will be closed to provide the NOSM community with an opportunity to reflect on reconciliation and participate in community events. Non-Indigenous people looking to reflect on the legacies of the residential school system may choose to learn more from Survivors. On Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., everyone is invited to listen, learn, and reflect on the impacts of resident...

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