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Momentum

President’s Report

Now that we are three years into our five-year strategic plan, The NOSM University Challenge, it is necessary to again assess where we are on our path. What have we accomplished to this point? Are we still on the right track? It will be a relatively brief update this time, because while it is tempting to look up from our work, it is far more important at this stage to harness our considerable momentum and continue to make it about the work—and about meeting the challenges still before us.

Community

The Okanagan Charter

The Okanagan Charter

The Okanagan Charter Prioritizing health and wellbeing is a leading priorityNOSM University’s focus on wellbeing is guided by the Okanagan Charter, which calls upon the post-secondary sector to “transform the health and sustainability of our current and future...

Temerty Foundation makes amazing investment in health equity 

Temerty Foundation makes amazing investment in health equity 

Temerty Foundation makes amazing investment in health equity The Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, has made a $10 million gift to support NOSM University medical students and to advance and grow social accountability and health equity...

Education

MD program receives full eight-year accreditation

MD program receives full eight-year accreditation

MD program receives full eight-year accreditationThis spring, NOSM University’s flagship Medical Doctorate (MD) Degree Program received great news from the Committee on Accreditation for Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). “On the eve of our first convocation as a fully...

Planning

Two Northern Ontario communities share successes with recruitment

Two Northern Ontario communities share successes with recruitment

Two Northern Ontario communities share successes with recruitment Sault Ste. Marie and Sioux Lookout are great places to work—and the word is getting out Dr. Mara Boyle didn’t originally think that her career would lead her to family medicine—or to Sioux Lookout....

Transform Health Human Resources Planning

Transform Health Human Resources Planning

Transform Health Human Resources PlanningOne of NOSM University’s primary efforts to address the health inequities in Northern Ontario is our transformative approach to the planning and delivery of workforce supply to reduce the gaps in Northern Ontario Health human...

Research

Empowering Northern Ontario communities through research

Empowering Northern Ontario communities through research

Empowering Northern Ontario communities through research Social accountability leads to locally-driven solutions Social accountability defines NOSM University. NOSM University researchers work to support the goals of communities and partners so that local priority...

Research May 2023

Research May 2023

ResearchIn NOSM’s first year as a university, we are proud of the collaboration across disciplines that fostered partnerships across Northern Ontario, nationally, and internationally. Notably, we celebrated the launch of the Centre for Social Accountability—a truly...

University

Working with the Dream Team

Working with the Dream Team

Working with the Dream Team Valuing our People The work at NOSM University would be nowhere without the people—its lifeblood. Here is our latest senior recruit and her role.NOSM University’s Provost and Vice President Academic It’s been a busy first six months for Dr....

Enablers

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition (April 25 – September 15, 2023)There are many outstanding faculty, learners, and staff at NOSM University who make a difference in their community. Miigwetch, merci, and thank you for your ongoing work and commitment. Chelsie Baizana, medical...

Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, read the 2022-2023 Annual Report.

Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity

ANNUAL REPORT

It’s been two years since the Centre for Social Accountability was established at NOSM University. It was born of the principle that everyone—regardless of circumstance or geography—has a right to access health-care practitioners who are culturally competent, understand the realities of living in the rural and remote North, and lead with compassion and integrity.

The Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, made a $10 million gift in September 2023 to support NOSM University medical students and to advance and grow social accountability and health equity initiatives. In recognition of this transformational gift, NOSM University’s Centre for Social Accountability was renamed the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. This report details the achievement of the Centre’s research activities completed in the past year, impacts across the four pillars, challenges and lessons learned, and future directions.

2021 Research Annual Report — A Treetop View

From Informative to Transformative

THE NOSM UNIVERSITY OF TOMORROW

As we look forward with hope to the post-pandemic era, NOSM University has a window of extraordinary opportunity in which to fundamentally and strategically transform itself to meet the health research, education and health care demands of tomorrow. The turbulence caused by the global COVID-19 crisis touched—and forever changed— every element of work in which we were engaged during this historic time. The crisis revealed that the prevailing medical education paradigm, a legacy of past centuries, is outmoded, and too brittle to bend and adapt to the realities of the day. It also demonstrated the need for research and scientific discovery to respond quickly to the issues of the day, and for evidence-based clinical practice to inform public policy. 

NOSM U Research Report Cover

2022 Research Annual Report

REFLECTIONS

Research focused on a Healthier North

In NOSM’s first year as a university, we are proud of thecollaboration across disciplines that fostered partnershipsacross Northern Ontario, nationally, and internationally. Notably, we celebrated the launch of the Centre for SocialAccountability—a truly interdisciplinary research centre, andthe only centre of its kind. With the help of partners, we builtour research capacity within clinical settings and grew ourability to offer graduate-level training. Our research is enhancedby partnerships, such as the new research agreementssigned with Lakehead University and Laurentian University.Our efforts support the priorities of our strategic plan andwill work to innovate health professions education, advancesocial accountability, and transform health human resourcesplanning.

Download past issues of the President’s Report.

Presidents Report Cover: Momentum. Waterfall with maple leaves
Presidents Report Fall 2023
A Year To Remember — President's Report
Cover of Report: Integrity on a concrete foundation
Year of Infinite Innovation
Cover of Report: Integrity on a concrete foundation
Making History
Meeting the NOSM Challenge. A Year in Review
Community Magazine Cover
Transformation Cover

Download past issues of the NOSM University Research Annual Report.

2021 Research Annual Report — A Treetop View