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NOSM appoints new Director of Indigenous Affairs

Iw Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) minwendaagwad wii-dibaadodaming onaabamind Yolanda Wanakamik ji-aawid Director of Indigenous Affairs inakamigak Binaakwii-Giizis 5, 2020. Onjibaa imaa Whitesand First Nation, imaa Anishinaabe-akiing wenji-ateg iw Robinson-Superior Adaandiwin, Yolanda omaamiikwendaanan mino-ayaawin, gikinoo’amaagewin miinawaa izhi-wiijiindiwin oodenaang. Obiidoonan anooji gegoo gikendamowin miinawaa nitaawichigewinan ji-doodaming maajiishkaawin miinawaa mino-bimaadiziwin imaa NOSM miinawaa odayaanan Honours Bachelor of Arts imaa Political Science miinawaa Master of Education imaa Educational Studies. Ozaa...

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Board meeting marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for NOSM

Due to ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NOSM’s Board of Directors and Annual Meeting of Members was held virtually on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Juliette Denis, Métis Elder and board member, opened the meeting with a reflection and prayer in recognition of “Orange Shirt Day” providing guidance and inspiration to the meeting. The Board announced the addition of six Directors: Craig Abotossaway, Virginia May (Mae) Katt, Suzanne LeBeau, Mark Hartman, Dr. Shemer Ratner and John Stenger. Craig Abotossaway has more than 25 years of experience working on a variety of First Nati...

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NOSM welcomes the School’s first internationally sponsored clinical fellow

Dr. Abdulrahman Ahmad of Kuwait recently started a year-long fellowship hosted by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). The fellowship marks a historic first for NOSM. Clinical fellowships offer advanced post-residency training for individuals who already hold specialty certification and are eligible for licensure. Dr. Ahmad is learning under the guidance of Dr. Hazem Elmansy, NOSM Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead of Urology and a Urologist at TBRHSC. Dr. Elmansy is one of few doctors in the world who performs holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a un...

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