Algoma University and NOSM University sign collaboration agreement to address mental health and addictions challenges
Leaders from Algoma University (AU) and NOSM University have signed a collaboration agreement that sets the stage for an increased NOSM University presence on Algoma’s Sault Ste. Marie campus, primarily to help expand mental health and addictions research and training initiatives. Through this collaboration, Algoma and NOSM University are committed to establishing a presence that responds to community needs related to mental health and addiction through focused research, medical education and training programs, clinical experience and health-based systems of prevention, treatment and healing with particular focus on the unique North...Read more.
NOSM University and Algoma University host special announcement in Sault Ste. Marie next week
Community members are welcome to join in person or virtually All community members, including the media, are invited to join Ms. Asima Vezina, President & Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University, along with Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean and CEO of NOSM University, for a special announcement in Sault Ste. Marie. Wednesday, July 26, 2023 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EST) Special Announcement with Algoma University NOSM University Town Hall Immediately following the special announcement, Dr. Verma invites you to a NOSM University town hall. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST) NOSM University Town Hall Location: Algoma Univ...Read more.
NOSM University stands against hate-motivated attack
This weekend, we have heard more about the appalling hate-motivated attack that occurred at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. It has been reported that the three individuals suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds—injuries that will take a long time to recover from both physically and emotionally. The NOSM University community is holding the professor, students and first responders in our thoughts. NOSM University stands against all forms of hate. We stand in unity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, reiterating the foundational NOSM University values of social accountability, collaboration, inclusiveness and resp...Read more.
New Active Offer training module increases equitable access to care for Francophones in Northern Ontario
A new complementary online training module added to the activeoffertraining.ca was created by the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario (Réseau) in collaboration with NOSM University. This specialized training is designed for professionals working in the primary-care sector and will enhance their ability to provide tailored services to Francophone patients. The module was created as part of a series of sector-specific courses that can be completed individually or as part of the full Active Offer Training. Diane Quintas, Executive Director of the Réseau explains, “The primary goal of this training module is to emp...Read more.
NOSM University alumnus to lead NOSM University’s Admissions Portfolio
NOSM University’s new Assistant Dean, Admissions and Enrolment is one of the University’s earliest MD graduates. Dr. Paul Miron is a Francophone family physician, born and raised in Northern Ontario. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Biochemistry. After embarking on his medical studies at NOSM University, Dr. Miron completed a Family Medicine residency at McMaster University and subsequently obtained a Master of Health Sciences Education. For the last 10 years, Dr. Miron has worked in NOSM University’s Postgraduate Medical Education program. Most recently, he spent five years as the Program ...Read more.
NOSM University seeks community members as standardized patients
Help train Northern Ontario’s future doctors by portraying a patient NOSM University will be hosting an information session for individuals interested in becoming a Standardized Patient (SP). SPs are healthy people trained to act as real patients and simulate symptoms and medical conditions. They assist medical students in acquiring skills for patient history-taking and physical exams and provide valuable feedback to students. Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Venue: Room 1011, NOSM University building, Thunder Bay Room 107, NOSM University bu...Read more.
NOSM University receives $150,000 gift from The Masonic Foundation of Ontario
Donation supporting MD students will be matched by FDC Foundation The Masonic Foundation of Ontario has donated $150,000 towards awards and bursaries for NOSM University students. This is the largest single contribution by Masons to NOSM University. Both The Masonic Foundation of Ontario and district Mason groups throughout the North have been consistent donors to NOSM University since 2007. The gift will be matched by the FDC Foundation, creating a $300,000 endowment for undergraduate medical students. “This gift will advance education and benefit the community, two of the Masons’ priorities,” said Brian Koivu, President of T...Read more.
NOSM University Celebrates Inaugural Convocation
Canada’s first independent medical university celebrates a historic milestone on Friday, May 26, 2023, when it graduates its first class since being proclaimed NOSM University. With its new status, NOSM University became empowered to grant degrees that in the past came under the auspices of Lakehead and Laurentian Universities.“Our new graduates bring a great deal of pride to our institution,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean, and CEO of NOSM University. “They bring knowledge, compassion, and a dedication to health equity, and they are now ready to help others live in good health and with dignity. I am ho...Read more.