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Canada’s first independent medical university proclaimed: NOSM University

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) becomes NOSM University—the first independent medical university in Canada—effective April 1, 2022. “This is a profound and historic moment for the NOSM community, and its impact will be felt across Northern Ontario and beyond,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice Chancellor and Dean of NOSM University. “We are grateful to Minister Dunlop and the Ford government for this incredible commitment to health education in the North and our renewed focus on health equity across our vast region.” Since its establishment in 2002, NOSM has blazed trails in its short history. The ...

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Statement on conflict in Ukraine

Reports and images coming from Ukraine during this armed conflict are disturbing. I am deeply concerned about NOSM learners, faculty, staff and community members who may be personally affected. Ukrainians have a deeply rooted history in Northern Ontario and we stand in support of everyone who may be struggling at this time. There are supports available to you at NOSM. Unfortunately, there are also reports of discrimination directed at the Russian-Canadian community. Discrimination has no place at NOSM. Please keep in mind the School’s values of respect and inclusiveness, and treat each other with kindness and compassion in these ver...

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The Slaight Family Foundation donates $1 million to NOSM to support BIPOC women in medicine

The Slaight Family Foundation is donating $1 million to support 40 Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) women medical students attending the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and who live in Northern Ontario. The donation will establish a first-of-its-kind entrance scholarship to both increase the number of BIPOC women physicians—including transgender and non-binary people—in Northern Ontario and contribute to the overall number of doctors in the region. “I am deeply grateful to The Slaight Family Foundation for this gift to NOSM,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario Schoo...

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