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NOSM University and Laurentian University Celebrate New Research Agreement

Vital Northern health research will continue—and perhaps expand—thanks to a new deal reached by NOSM University and Laurentian University. A new research agreement has been negotiated by the universities following the establishment of NOSM University as Canada’s first independent medical university in 2021. “Our institutions have always worked closely on Northern health research,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean and CEO of NOSM University. “We have an opportunity to continue to leverage each others’ strengths to better serve the needs of Northern Ontario.” Laurentian University has collabora...

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NOSM University receives $100,000 gift toward Nicolas Michael Farkouh Bursary

Gift to be matched by FDC Foundation, creating $200,000 endowment NOSM University students will enjoy some financial help thanks to the Nicolas Michael Farkouh Bursary, funded by the John Carl MacIsaac Foundation of Greater Sudbury. With this family foundation’s generous gift of $100,000, and a matching gift of $100,000 from the FDC Foundation through their $10 million matching commitment, a $200,000 endowment will be established. Each year, the Nicolas Michael Farkouh Bursary will support a student in need with a gift of up to $5,000. “We are grateful to the John Carl MacIsaac Foundation for investing in NOSM Univer...

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NOSM University announces inaugural Provost and Vice President Academic

Dr. Céline Larivière to serve as chief academic officer of Canada’s first independent medical university NOSM University, Canada’s first independent medical university, names Dr. Céline Larivière as its inaugural Provost and Vice President Academic for a five-year term beginning February 1, 2023. In this role, Dr. Larivière is responsible for institutional planning and academic administration of all education programs involving students, members of Senate, governance and academic committees, and academic programs. She will lead the conceptualization, development, implementation, and continuous improvement of academic progra...

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NOSM University seeks student applications for Summer Studentship Program

Student applications to NOSM University’s Summer Studentship Program open February 1–15, 2023. Established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, NOSM University’s Summer Studentship Program provides regulated health-care students with an opportunity to gain work experience in their field of study. Students from the following eligible health-care professions are invited to apply: medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, pharmacy, dietetics, medical laboratory and radiation technologists, midwifery, kinesiology, pharmacy speech language pathologist, audiologist, respiratory therapist, and occupational and physiotherapy. Be...

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Dr. Cindy Blackstock named NOSM University’s Chancellor and inaugural Board of Governors announced

On Thursday, November 24, 2022, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, renowned Indigenous child and family rights activist and member of the Gitxsan, was named NOSM University’s inaugural Chancellor. Ms. Joy Warkentin, Chair, Transition Board of Governors, and Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice Chancellor, Dean and CEO of NOSM University introduced Dr. Blackstock and the new Board of Governors. “It is an honour to have Dr. Cindy Blackstock serve as NOSM University’s first Chancellor,” says Dr. Verma. “Dr. Blackstock embodies the values of social justice, respect, and integrity. As Chancellor of NOSM University, her tenacious, inspirationa...

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Métis Nation of Ontario supports NOSM University students with $515k bursary

Donation will be matched by the FDC Foundation totalling $1,030,000 for Métis medical students The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is providing an endowment of $515,000 to NOSM University, Canada’s first independent medical university.The endowment will fund a bursary program for Métis students pursuing their MD at NOSM University and is being matched by the FDC Foundation. “As the government representing Métis in Ontario, we are proud to do what we can to encourage academic and skills development, helping citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario achieve their goals,” said MNO President Margaret Froh. “This bursary will e...

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FDC Foundation makes historic $10 million gift to support NOSM University students

Transformational gift gives rise to $50 Million Student Endowment Fund initiative  Canada’s first independent medical university is driving forward a bold, transformative plan that will change the future of health care in Northern Ontario—and it has a visionary partner to thank.Mississauga based FDC Foundation will change the lives of NOSM University learners, while challenging like-minded philanthropists to do the same. Dollar for dollar, every gift made to NOSM University for student financial aid will be matched up to $10 million. The family foundation supports health care and education and is dramatically strengthening th...

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NOSM University seeks agency applications for Summer Studentship Program

NOSM University invites Northern Ontario-based agencies to apply for funding through its Summer Studentship Program. Established by the Ministry of Health, the program provides funding to approved agencies to employ health-care students looking to gain relevant work experience in their field of study. To be eligible for the program, students hired must be born and/or raised in Northern Ontario and studying in an approved discipline by the program. Northern Ontario-based agencies looking to hire health-care students for the summer of 2023 may seek approval by completing the online Summer Studentship Program Agency Application For...

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