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NOSM Wins Gold! Recipient of Public Sector Leadership Award in Education

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is thrilled to be the recipient of the prestigious national 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award, winning gold in the category of Education. Each year, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and Deloitte present awards designed to formally reward excellence in leadership within the public sector in Canada. The awards recognize the important work that is being done in the public sector and how it affects Canadian citizens. With the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Award, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine was recognized for the leadership it has demons...

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OPSEU Staff Unit Collective Agreement Ratified

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the ratification of a first collective agreement covering approximately 150 office, clerical, administrative, technical and service positions at the School. The OPSEU Staff Unit voted 78.2 percent in favour of the tentative agreement on November 5, 2010, and the agreement was ratified by NOSM’s Board of Directors earlier today. The first collective agreement is in effect until April 30, 2012, and provides for a retroactive 2009/10 wage increase of 3.25 percent, followed by 0 percent wage increases in years two and three. A one-time lump sum payment of $2,000...

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NOSM and OPSEU Staff Unit Reach Tentative Agreement

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the OPSEU Staff Unit are pleased to announce that provincially-mediated talks held on November 1 and 2 in Thunder Bay have resulted in a tentative collective agreement between the two parties early this morning. The deal, which is being recommended by the OPSEU Staff Unit bargaining team, is subject to ratification by the OPSEU Staff Unit’s members, and approval by NOSM’s Board of Directors. Further details will be available at that time. The approximately 150 members included in the School’s OPSEU Staff Unit represent employees in office, clerical, administrative, technical ...

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NOSM and OPSEU Staff Unit Heading Back to Table with Provincially-Appointed Mediator

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the OPSEU Staff Unit have agreed to resume bargaining November 1, 2010 in Thunder Bay. The negotiations will be assisted by a provincially-appointed mediator. NOSM’s Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser, is hopeful this round of talks will bring about an acceptable resolution for both parties. ”The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is returning to the table next week with the goal of reaching a fair and competitive first collective agreement with the OPSEU Staff Unit, and ending the current labour disruption,” he said. NOSM remains committed to reaching a first collective agreement wit...

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NOSM’s Offer Fair and Competitive

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is disappointed that the OPSEU Staff Unit members rejected the tentative collective agreement that was mutually agreed to by NOSM and the OPSEU Staff Unit negotiating teams earlier this month. NOSM is confident that the tentative collective agreement contained terms that were fair and equitable, and responded effectively to the issues raised by the OPSEU Staff Unit at the bargaining table. The rejected offer provides for a respectful and healthy work environment, and is consistent with the provisions found in other Ontario university sector collective agreements, and with the principle...

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NOSM Disappointed with OPSEU Staff Unit Vote Results

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is disappointed the members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Staff Unit have rejected the tentative agreement reached during the last round of negotiations earlier this month. At this time, no further negotiation dates are scheduled. NOSM remains committed to reaching a first collective agreement with the OPSEU Staff Unit which fairly reflects the unique nature of NOSM and its workforce....

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Tentative Agreement Reached Between NOSM and OPSEU Staff Unit

Talks held this week (September 30 – October 3, 2010) in Sudbury between the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the School's Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Staff Unit have resulted in a tentative settlement of a first collective agreement between the parties. The deal is subject to ratification by OPSEU Staff Unit’s members, and approval by NOSM’s Board of Directors. Further details will be available at that time. The approximately 150 members included in the School’s OPSEU Staff Unit represent employees in office, clerical, administrative, technical and service positions. The Northern Ontario...

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TBRHSC and NOSM Achieve Endoscopy Teaching Milestone Impacting Guyana

Guyana’s Dr. Alan Tinnie is going home. Dr. Tinnie is a general surgeon who, after graduating from the University of Guyana, came to Canada to further gain skills as a “fellow.” A fellow is a physician specialist, such as a surgeon, who does additional training within their specialty. This was the first fellowship opportunity offered by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to a surgeon. In this case, the fellowship was offered in the surgical specialty of endoscopy. Endoscopy is a procedure where the upper and lower bowels are examined using flexible cameras. As a result of this milestone collaboration between the Thun...

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