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NOSM University announces inaugural Provost and Vice President Academic

Dr. Céline Larivière to serve as chief academic officer of Canada’s first independent medical university NOSM University, Canada’s first independent medical university, names Dr. Céline Larivière as its inaugural Provost and Vice President Academic for a five-year term beginning February 1, 2023. In this role, Dr. Larivière is responsible for institutional planning and academic administration of all education programs involving students, members of Senate, governance and academic committees, and academic programs. She will lead the conceptualization, development, implementation, and continuous improvement of academic progra...

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NOSM University Closure

NOSM University is closed from Friday, December 23, 2022 up to, and including, Monday, January 2, 2023. The University will resume normal business on Tuesday, January 3, 2023....

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NOSM University seeks student applications for Summer Studentship Program

Student applications to NOSM University’s Summer Studentship Program open February 1–15, 2023. Established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, NOSM University’s Summer Studentship Program provides regulated health-care students with an opportunity to gain work experience in their field of study. Students from the following eligible health-care professions are invited to apply: medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, pharmacy, dietetics, medical laboratory and radiation technologists, midwifery, kinesiology, pharmacy speech language pathologist, audiologist, respiratory therapist, and occupational and physiotherapy. Be...

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Dr. Cindy Blackstock named NOSM University’s Chancellor and inaugural Board of Governors announced

On Thursday, November 24, 2022, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, renowned Indigenous child and family rights activist and member of the Gitxsan, was named NOSM University’s inaugural Chancellor. Ms. Joy Warkentin, Chair, Transition Board of Governors, and Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice Chancellor, Dean and CEO of NOSM University introduced Dr. Blackstock and the new Board of Governors. “It is an honour to have Dr. Cindy Blackstock serve as NOSM University’s first Chancellor,” says Dr. Verma. “Dr. Blackstock embodies the values of social justice, respect, and integrity. As Chancellor of NOSM University, her tenacious, inspirationa...

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Métis Nation of Ontario supports NOSM University students with $515k bursary

Donation will be matched by the FDC Foundation totalling $1,030,000 for Métis medical students The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is providing an endowment of $515,000 to NOSM University, Canada’s first independent medical university.The endowment will fund a bursary program for Métis students pursuing their MD at NOSM University and is being matched by the FDC Foundation. “As the government representing Métis in Ontario, we are proud to do what we can to encourage academic and skills development, helping citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario achieve their goals,” said MNO President Margaret Froh. “This bursary will e...

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FDC Foundation makes historic $10 million gift to support NOSM University students

Transformational gift gives rise to $50 Million Student Endowment Fund initiative  Canada’s first independent medical university is driving forward a bold, transformative plan that will change the future of health care in Northern Ontario—and it has a visionary partner to thank.Mississauga based FDC Foundation will change the lives of NOSM University learners, while challenging like-minded philanthropists to do the same. Dollar for dollar, every gift made to NOSM University for student financial aid will be matched up to $10 million. The family foundation supports health care and education and is dramatically strengthening th...

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NOSM University seeks agency applications for Summer Studentship Program

NOSM University invites Northern Ontario-based agencies to apply for funding through its Summer Studentship Program. Established by the Ministry of Health, the program provides funding to approved agencies to employ health-care students looking to gain relevant work experience in their field of study. To be eligible for the program, students hired must be born and/or raised in Northern Ontario and studying in an approved discipline by the program. Northern Ontario-based agencies looking to hire health-care students for the summer of 2023 may seek approval by completing the online Summer Studentship Program Agency Application For...

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NOSM University research team collaborates on space research

NOSM University researchers and the Life Sciences Laboratory at SNOLAB have partnered with NASA Ames Research Center to study the effects of space cosmic radiation on genetic material and travelled to the Kennedy Space Center to observe and celebrate the launch of the Artemis I. Drs. Chris Thome and Doug Boreham and graduate student Mike Lapointe from NOSM University received a two-year $150,000 grant from the Canadian Space Agency in collaboration with Dr. Marianne Sowa, Chief of the Space Biosciences Division at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. Life in space and on the moon and Mars has many challenges, including th...

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