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CIBC donates $150,000 to NOSM to promote Indigenous learner leadership and mentorship

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has received a donation from CIBC to launch a new initiative that will promote and recognize Indigenous learner leadership and mentorship through an awards program. These awards will improve learning and networking opportunities for NOSM Indigenous students who have exhibited exceptional leadership within their community. “CIBC’s generous support of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s award program will support the Indigenous academic medical community in the North,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “We have seen incredible leadership from our Indigenou...

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A Message from The Dean, President and CEO as NOSM Celebrates 59 New MDs

Congratulations, NOSM MD Class of 2020! Today, Wednesday, May 20, you become physicians as 59 MD degrees are conferred in absentia. Though this year’s graduating class must forego our normal convocation ceremonies at Lakehead University and Laurentian University, we recognize your achievements and we are tremendously proud of your accomplishments. You’re entering a noble profession—one that today is even more needed and more inspirational than ever. Your family and friends have supported and cared for you during this journey through medical school, and we owe them all a big thank you. The Class of 2020 has proven to be resili...

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NOSM hosts virtual Board meeting during COVID-19 outbreak

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its regular board meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 using telephone and online technology to accommodate a virtual meeting. Highlights of the discussion and decisions include: Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, provided the Board with an update regarding the monitoring of COVID-19 for NOSM learners, faculty and staff. The Financial Report ending January 31, 2020 was reviewed and approved as presented to the Board. A revised Faculty Appointment and Reappointment Policy was approved. Each of the standing committees reported updates. A key focus over the pas...

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