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Physiotherapist Brock Chisholm honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

If you’re a rehabilitation professional in Northern Ontario, chances are good that Brock Chisholm was among the first people to give you a warm welcome to the region. A new award—the Health Sciences Lifetime Achievement—was given at NOSM University’s Northern Connections preceptor dinner and recognized Chisholm’s longstanding contribution to rehabilitation sciences. Currently the Physiotherapy Clinical Learning Liaison for Rehabilitation Sciences at NOSM University, Chisholm is an exceptional ambassador for living and working in Northern Ontario—and he has been for more than 30 years. The award recognizes his longstanding co...

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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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Dr. Madison Peterson-Kowal recently awarded IPAC inaugural Medical Resident Leadership Award  

Dr. Madison Peterson-Kowal, NOSM University resident, was recently awarded the inaugural Medical Resident Leadership Award from the Indigenous Physician Association of Canada (IPAC). Dr. Peterson-Kowal’s leadership was recognized at IPAC’s Annual General Meeting earlier this summer. The award is for a medical resident who uplifts those around them through supportive relationships, who is involved with community initiatives to improve the lives of others, and who acts as a positive role model to their colleagues.  Recognized for demonstrating a commitment to creating supportive relationships, engaging with her community, and bei...

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