Town of Smooth Rock Falls rallies together to win The NOSM Trivia Challenge
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) declares the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital Foundation and community member Trista Breton the official winners of The NOSM Trivia Challenge. The trivia contest ran from November 10, 2020 to January 12, 2021. Individuals across the country were invited to pick any Northern Ontario community from the drop-down menu and help them win $10,000 for a local health-care centre and qualify for a $1,000 individual cash prize. Questions related specifically to Northern Ontario, including: Indigenous and Francophone health; health equity in the North; impacts of access to health care in the region geogra...Read more.
Fond memories of practice in Northern Ontario
Dr. Hugh Robertson explains what sparked the largest individual donation in NOSM’s history Dr. Hugh Roberston is a force in the field of radiology. He is Emeritus Professor of Radiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre and Clinical Professor of Radiology at Tulane University Medical Centre in New Orleans. And yet, some of his earliest experiences practising in Northern Ontario have remained dearest to him, inspiring his $1.2 million gift to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). It is the largest individual donation in the history of NOSM. He recognizes the need. Memories of Northern Ontario His...Read more.
On Monday, February 1, Laurentian University announced commencement of court-supervised proceedings for a formal restructuring under federal legislation. While NOSM is associated with Laurentian University through an affiliation agreement, NOSM is a stand-alone legal entity, registered as a not-for-profit corporation, and maintains independent finances, administration, and Board of Directors. From what we understand, Laurentian will continue its day-to-day operations while it restructures. NOSM students registered at Laurentian University will not be affected during this court-appointed review and will continue their studies without i...Read more.