NOSM University calls for a peaceful resolution to the conflict
NOSM University is saddened by the attack on Israel’s civilian population. We affirm human rights and condemn all forms of violence and terrorism around the globe. We share grief for the loss of life and extend our deepest condolences to those suffering and those impacted by this devastation. NOSM University calls for a peaceful resolution to the conflict....Read more.
NOSM University researchers awarded $1.5 million to study health effects of low-dose radiation
NOSM University researchers and partners have been awarded a prestigious Alliance grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), valued at $1.5 million over five years. The grant will fund several highly specialized projects. These include constructing a custom experimental chamber, designed specifically for studying the respiratory effects of low-level radon gas exposure. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in the air we breathe, and the biological effects of long-term low dose exposures remain unknown. The NSERC Alliance grant will also continue to support research in the Life...Read more about how the Alliance grant will support research.
NOSM University’s Dr. Erin Cameron awarded national Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director of NOSM University’s Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare. Through the one-year Fellowship, Dr. Cameron will explore the role of trust between patients and their health-care providers and will study how recent innovations in AI are transforming these relationships. Together with AI-NORTH, an established network of clinicians, researchers, educators, students, policy leaders, and community groups, she will host a series of community cafes and workshops t...Read about Dr. Erin Cameron national Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence.
Researchers at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity receive $2.43M SSHRC grant to address local health priorities
A new project, led by Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity at NOSM University, has received a $2.43-million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address local health priorities. Dr. Cameron and her team will foster relationships between communities and academics. The project will study how academic institutions can direct their education, research, and service activities to address community needs, both locally and globally. The growing global social accountability research movement urges academics to heed this call. “Social accountability as...Read more about the funding announcement.
New book explores Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying policies
A newly released academic book edited by a university professor and a health lawyer is making an important contribution to Canadian public policy on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) while examining opportunities for advocacy for health equity. Edited by Dr. Jaro Kotalik, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Lakehead University Centre for Health Care Ethics and a Professor at NOSM University, and David Shannon, a lawyer and disability advocate, the book Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: Key multidisciplinary perspectives is being published by Springer in the International Library of Bioethics. “Wi...Read more about the newly-released book.
New NOSM University Francophone Curricular Initiative addresses health inequities in the North
NOSM University’s new Francophone Curricular Initiative offers medical students the option to study in French. Launched in September 2022 as a pilot initiative, the first cohort saw 90% of first-year Francophone medical students participate. “The high uptake is a reflection of the need for this curricular initiative,” says Dr. Nicole Ranger, Francophone Curricular Lead and alumna of NOSM University. “Learners come out of high school and university fluent in French, but they don’t have the medical terminology regarding patient care. Knowing that they would benefit extraordinarily from learning in French, these students...Learn more about the new Francophone Curricular Initiative.
NOSM University receives transformational $10 million gift from Temerty Foundation
Centre for Social Accountability named Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity in recognition The Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, has made a $10 million gift to support NOSM University medical students and to advance and grow social accountability and health equity initiatives. In recognition of this transformational gift, NOSM University’s Centre for Social Accountability will be named the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. Dr. Gilles Arcand was Mrs. Louise Temerty’s brother, a physician who, among other things, practised rural medicine in Northern Quebec. He was dedicated to serving ma...Read more about the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity.
NOSM University medical student honoured with national award
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes Taylor Murie, NOSM University medical student, receives the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for 2023. The award recognizes a second-year student from each medical school across Canada who exemplifies 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 humbled and honoured to have been chosen as NOSM University’s recipient of the 2023 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award,” says Murie. “Receiving an award, such as ...Read more about MD student, Taylor Murie.