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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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Annual Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Tournament Shoots for $500,000 for Student Bursaries

Ask Frank DeMarco where he’ll be next year for the annual Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament, and he’ll joke, “This is the last one! I’m never going to do this again!” It is a big job to pull off the popular tournament. DeMarco has been the Executive Director of the event for the last five years and has been involved for at least a decade. He says Bring a Doctor Home has swelled to 27 teams over six divisions, with more than 450 participants. “This year we even have the ‘City’ division,” he says. “The paramedics called me and said, ‘Frank, the doctors are playing. City police and firefighters are playing. What ...

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NOSM University President’s Lecture Series Celebrates the Joy of Practising Family Medicine

When it comes to family medicine, it’s all too easy to focus on the challenges, including fewer medical residents choosing the profession, and the issue of family physician burnout being so pervasive in the media. However, this narrative ignores the good news. NOSM University consistently has the highest rate of Canadian medical student graduates who chose family medicine—almost 50 per cent. What’s more, many physicians find joy in practising family medicine. Yes, joy! The joy of family medicine is not talked about enough. That’s why the theme of the 2024 NOSM University President’s Lecture Series is Reviving the Heart of Heal...

Read more about NOSM University's upcoming President’s Lecture Series.