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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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NOSM University seeks members for Board of Governors

Individuals who share NOSM University’s commitment to improve health-care access for the peoples and communities in Northern Ontario are encouraged to apply to join the newly established Board of Governors. NOSM University remains steadfast in its commitment to providing high-quality education to future physicians and health professionals and continue to be an internationally recognized leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research. Geography, culture, and socioeconomic realities create a complex tapestry of health service inequities in Northern Ontario. NOSM University commits to working with commu...

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Board of Governors moves forward with NOSM University priorities

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the NOSM University transitional board of governors met virtually at its second meeting since becoming Canada’s first independent medical university. The Board reviewed the President’s achievements as highlighted in the NOSM University Making History 2021-2022. In this report, NOSM University celebrates its roots by highlighting key milestones from the past 20 years including how it is embodying health justice, opening doors for BIPOC women in medicine, empowering future learners, and changing the status quo by making NOSM University the research nexus for the North. “With our newfound independence,...

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