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New director for both Anesthesiology
and Family Practice Anesthesia programs

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine would like to recognize the stellar work of Dr. Rob Anderson, who is completing his tenure as the Program Director for both the Anesthesiology and Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) programs on December 31, 2018, having led them for the past decade. Dr. Anderson first took on the role of Regional Director for the University of Ottawa’s Northern Stream Anesthesiology program, administered through NOSM, as well as the School’s own PGY3 FPA program in 2009.  His leadership of each program forged a reputation for excellence in anesthesia training, with particular recognition for simulated clinica...

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NOSM Releases Annual Report:
Rooted in the North

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is more than a medical school; it is a strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario. People, communities and organizations across the North had a dream that everyone in the region—no matter where they live—deserves access to quality health care. When NOSM was opened officially in 2005, the School’s first staff, faculty, community partners and students tended to the seeds of that dream, based on the vision of what NOSM could become. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine i...

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NOSM Board Meeting Rooted in the North

NOSM held its annual face-to-face Board of Directors meeting in Sudbury, Ontario on November 22 and 23, 2018. During the two-day meeting, Board members participated in several presentations and interactive sessions which included topics relating to the role of social accountability in an academic institution and the need for culturally-safe health-care services. Day one included combined sessions with the School’s Academic Council and the Board of Directors. Drs. Catherine Cervin, Vice Dean, Academic; Erin Cameron, Assistant Professor, Human Sciences; Penny Moody-Corbett, Associate Dean Research; and, Roger Strasser, Dean and CE...

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NOSM faculty honoured by CFPC/OCFP

Seven faculty members, graduates of and residents at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have been honoured with awards from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) ahead of the groups’ annual Family Medicine Forum (FMF) conference this week. Dr. Dieter Poenn, NOSM Assistant Professor, the 2018 Reg L. Perkin Family Physician of the Year award from the OCFP. The award is the college’s highest honour, presented annually to a family doctor who provides exceptional care to patients, while significantly contributing to the health and well-being of communities and ...

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NOSM seeks agency applications
for Summer Studentship Program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announces today that agencies may apply for funding to have health-care students work at their organization during the summer of 2019. This funding is available through NOSM’s Summer Studentship Program, which was established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to allow a limited number of regulated health-care students an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in their field of study. The Summer Studentship Program provides funding to approved agencies located in Northern Ontario to hire students who were born and/or raised in Northern Ontario. Eligible health-care prof...

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Electric vehicle donation
supports NOSM researchers

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) recently installed an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The EV station, generously donated by Bruce Power, has been installed outside NOSM’s medical school building at Laurentian University in Sudbury. This initiative is part of Bruce Power’s $5 million investment in funding to establish and support the Bruce Power Centre for Health, Environment and Radiation at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Also located outside NOSM is the new Bruce Power Electric Research Vehicle, which is used by researchers and graduate students at the medical school. This completely emission-...

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NOSM appoints new Director of
Indigenous Affairs

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joseph LeBlanc as the Director of Indigenous Affairs, effective October 15, 2018. LeBlanc is a life-long Northern Ontarian and member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. Passionate about community health and well-being, he has experience working for a diverse range of organizations, including academic institutions, Indigenous organizations, charities and non-profits. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Forest Conservation, an Environmental Management Certificate, and a PhD in Forest Sciences from Lakehead University....

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NOSM Expert Panel on Indigenous
Relations releases final report and
recommendations

Expert Panel on Indigenous Relations at NOSM releases final report and recommendations at fifth Indigenous Community Partnership Gathering   The Expert Panel on Indigenous Relations, engaged by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to review the relationships, structures and policies that exist between the School and Indigenous Peoples, has issued its final report and recommendations to the School. Engaged by the School in February 2018, the panel included four faculty members—three Indigenous and one non-Indigenous—from other Canadian medical schools and Laurentian University, who collected and analyzed info...

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