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NOSM medical student honoured with national award

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) medical student Danica Desjardins receives the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for 2021. The award recognizes second-year medical students who exemplify perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recipients have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am so honoured and humbled to receive this award,” says Desjardins. “To be recognized as someone with potential to be a future leader and innovator in health care in Canada—especially by members of NOSM faculty whom ...

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NOSM announces return to campus plan

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announced plans today for returning to campus. Starting September 7, 2021, all on-campus activities for learners will resume at the medical school buildings in Thunder Bay and Sudbury. The School will require all learners, researchers, faculty, staff, and visitors who intend to access the medical school buildings in Sudbury and Thunder Bay to have received their full vaccination or the first vaccine dose by September 7, 2021 and must be fully vaccinated by no later than October 7, 2021. These requirements are aligned with the advice of public health authorities across Northern Ontario, go...

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$300k financial contribution from McConnell Foundation supports NOSM’s Center for Social Accountability

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has received $300k from the McConnell Foundation for its new Center for Social Accountability (CFSA). The McConnell Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that contributes to diverse and innovative approaches to address community resilience, reconciliation, and climate change. The funds are earmarked for education and research dissemination as well as administrative start-up costs for the Center. “We thank the McConnell Foundation for supporting both the vision and the development of NOSM's Center for Social Accountability,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO....

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