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NOSM University’s Dr. Erin Cameron awarded national Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director of NOSM University’s Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare. Through the one-year Fellowship, Dr. Cameron will explore the role of trust between patients and their health-care providers and will study how recent innovations in AI are transforming these relationships. Together with AI-NORTH, an established network of clinicians, researchers, educators, students, policy leaders, and community groups, she will host a series of community cafes and workshops t...

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Researchers at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity receive $2.43M SSHRC grant to address local health priorities

A new project, led by Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity at NOSM University, has received a $2.43-million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address local health priorities. Dr. Cameron and her team will foster relationships between communities and academics. The project will study how academic institutions can direct their education, research, and service activities to address community needs, both locally and globally. The growing global social accountability research movement urges academics to heed this call. “Social accountability as...

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New book explores Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying policies

A newly released academic book edited by a university professor and a health lawyer is making an important contribution to Canadian public policy on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) while examining opportunities for advocacy for health equity. Edited by Dr. Jaro Kotalik, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Lakehead University Centre for Health Care Ethics and a Professor at NOSM University, and David Shannon, a lawyer and disability advocate, the book Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: Key multidisciplinary perspectives is being published by Springer in the International Library of Bioethics. “Wi...

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

NOSM University’s new Francophone Curricular Initiative offers medical students the option to study in French.   Launched in September 2022 as a pilot initiative, the first cohort saw 90% of first-year Francophone medical students participate. “The high uptake is a reflection of the need for this curricular initiative,” says Dr. Nicole Ranger, Francophone Curricular Lead and alumna of NOSM University. “Learners come out of high school and university fluent in French, but they don’t have the medical terminology regarding patient care. Knowing that they would benefit extraordinarily from learning in French, these students...

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NOSM University receives transformational $10 million gift from Temerty Foundation

Centre for Social Accountability named Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity in recognition The Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, has made a $10 million gift to support NOSM University medical students and to advance and grow social accountability and health equity initiatives. In recognition of this transformational gift, NOSM University’s Centre for Social Accountability will be named the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. Dr. Gilles Arcand was Mrs. Louise Temerty’s brother, a physician who, among other things, practised rural medicine in Northern Quebec. He was dedicated to serving ma...

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NOSM University medical student honoured with national award

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes  Taylor Murie, NOSM University medical student, receives the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for 2023. The award recognizes a second-year student from each medical school across Canada who exemplifies perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recipients have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am humbled and honoured to have been chosen as NOSM University’s recipient of the 2023 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award,” says Murie. “Receiving an award, such as ...

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Algoma University and NOSM University sign collaboration agreement to address mental health and addictions challenges

Leaders from Algoma University (AU) and NOSM University have signed a collaboration agreement that sets the stage for an increased NOSM University presence on Algoma’s Sault Ste. Marie campus, primarily to help expand mental health and addictions research and training initiatives. Through this collaboration, Algoma and NOSM University are committed to establishing a presence that responds to community needs related to mental health and addiction through focused research, medical education and training programs, clinical experience and health-based systems of prevention, treatment and healing with particular focus on the unique North...

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NOSM University and Algoma University host special announcement in Sault Ste. Marie next week

Community members are welcome to join in person or virtually All community members, including the media, are invited to join Ms. Asima Vezina, President & Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University, along with Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean and CEO of NOSM University, for a special announcement in Sault Ste. Marie. Wednesday, July 26, 2023 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EST) Special Announcement with Algoma University NOSM University Town Hall Immediately following the special announcement, Dr. Verma invites you to a NOSM University town hall. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST) NOSM University Town Hall Location: Algoma Univ...

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