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NOSM and Associated Medical Services Announce Historic First: Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Traditional Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Associated Medical Services (AMS) are pleased to announce the historic appointment of Dr. Darrel Manitowabi as the NOSM-AMS Hannah Chair in the History of Indigenous Health and Indigenous Traditional Medicine for a five year renewable term effective July 1, 2020. “The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is deeply honoured to have Dr. Darrel Manitowabi take on this valuable position,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “We are taking another major step in addressing how colonialism has affected the health and wellbeing of First Nations communities by no longer a...

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NOSM Reiterates its Position Against Racism

NOSM is aware of a former student’s social media activity. We are disappointed and dismayed by these comments. NOSM stands strong with its foundational values of social accountability, collaboration, inclusiveness and respect. We continue our commitment to equity, increasing diversity, and strengthening the culture of inclusion at our school. Racism has no place at NOSM. What is NOSM doing? On May 28, 2020, NOSM announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph LeBlanc, as Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion. On June 2, 2020, Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, issued a blog vowing to come together to stop racism in its t...

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NOSM Announces New Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Joseph LeBlanc has been appointed the School’s inaugural Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion, beginning July 1, 2020 for a five-year term. Dr. LeBlanc has been NOSM’s Director, Indigenous Affairs since October 15, 2018. Dr. LeBlanc is a life-long Northern Ontarian and member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. Before joining the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, he worked for a diverse range of organizations, including academic institutions, Indigenous organizations, charities, and non-profits. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Forest Conservation, an Environmental Management Certificate, and a PhD in ...

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