NOSM University’s Advancement Office supports the ambitious strategic direction of the university as a whole. Our team develops and stewards philanthropic partnerships to enable the university to support students, research and special projects, all in the service of Northern Ontario. At the heart of our activities is engagement and connection; whether building a new relationship or fostering a culture of ambassadorship and giving among our incredible alumni, NOSM University’s Advancement Office underpins the continued growth and prosperity of Canada’s first independent medical university—one handshake at a time.
The Advancement Team
Chief Advancement Officer
Rahim joined NOSM University in October 2019. Prior to joining the team, he held several roles in both college and university advancement offices, most recently at Ryerson University, where he served as the Director of Development for the Athletics Department. Rahim is a graduate of the University of Windsor, and went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management at the Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.
Jennifer joined NOSM University as an interim advancement officer in 2020. A lifelong Northerner, Jennifer has also held executive positions with the Festival of the Sound, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and Sudbury Five Basketball Team. She is a graduate of York University’s Department of Theatre, and holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from Ryerson University’s Chang School of Business.
Jenna Kirker (On Leave)
Jenna joined NOSM University as the Advancement Coordinator in November 2020. Prior to that, she held various positions within the External Relation department at Lakehead University, most notably that of the 2019/2020 TD Meloche Monnex Fellow in Advancement. Jenna will be familiar to a large contingent of NOSM University alumni as a three-time alumna of Lakehead University, where she received her HBA, BEd and MA.