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NOSM University holds first Board of Governors meeting

Transition board affirms mission, vision and values NOSM University held a transition board of governors meeting on April 5, 2022—its first since becoming an independent university. The NOSM University Transition Board of Governors was confirmed, comprised of 16 members who reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of Northern Ontario, including Indigenous, Francophone, and rural and remote communities. Mrs. Joy Warkentin is confirmed as Chair of the transition Board of Governors and Mr. Mark Hurst as Vice-Chair. The transition board is in place until April 1, 2023. Mrs. Warkentin is passionate about leadership and servic...

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NOSM pushes forward with clear vision to improve access to northern health care ahead of proclamation

Board approves priorities for 2022 as NOSM transitions to a stand-alone University. Following extensive in-person community consultations across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is reaffirming its pledge — and its mandate — to make health care better for the entire region. At the December 2, 2021 board meeting, Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, provided feedback from consultations held with more than 1,000 Northern Ontarians over the past few months. A clear vision for improved access to northern health care was presented and approved by the Board. “Since September, we’ve...

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Discussions at NOSM Board Meeting focus on admissions, physician recruitment and NOSM expansion key areas of discussion

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 connecting its members from across Northern Ontario. Special guests Dr. Owen Prowse, Assistant Dean Admissions, and Miriam Cain, Director Admissions and Recruitment, presented an overview of NOSM’s admissions process and plans that are underway to establish pathways to education as well as ensure that admissions are reflective of Northern Ontario’s diversity. Dr. Sarah Newbery, Assistant Dean Physician Workforce Strategy and Ray Hunt, Chief Operating Officer, identified gaps in health human resources in Northern On...

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