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NOSM Board of Directors endorse School’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by approving guiding principles

Due to ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its regular board meeting virtually on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. A special session was held to deepen the Board’s understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion by listening and learning from the experiences of colleagues. Dr. Lana Rose Potts, NOSM Charter Class alumna, was the keynote speaker while the Board also welcomed Dr. Kona Williams, Dr. Nicole Ranger, Dr. Naana Afua Jumah, and Angela Recollet to share insights that will help inform NOSM’s anti-racism strategy. “NOSM will confro...

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NOSM launches new Indigenous Health Practitioner Pathway program; $195,000 donation from RBC Future Launch kick-starts important initiative

Today, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) launches a new Indigenous Health Practitioner Pathway program made possible through a generous donation from RBC Future Launch. Increasing the number of Indigenous health-care professionals in Northern Ontario is a key part in the provision of culturally appropriate care in the region. The Indigenous Health Practitioner Pathway program is the starting point for Indigenous youth. It will provide educational programming focused on health, life, and human sciences, both in the communities and in larger city centres in the region. The program will educate and introduce youth in the Nor...

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine Launches Movement to Respect the Difference

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is challenging high schools, communities, Canadian medical schools and the wider medical sector to join its Respect the DifferenceTM movement. The movement emphasizes actionable changes in organizational policy and in fostering a culture of kindness, respect, inclusivity and diversity. The concept of Respect the Difference is based on the study of human genetics that concludes more than 99% of human DNA is the same. Through this movement, NOSM wants people to think about how there is less than 1% that makes up the difference in each other. “With so much in common genetically, let’...

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