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NOSM’s Achievements and Upcoming Events Highlighted at Board of Directors Meeting

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Using a combination of video- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. At the meeting, NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser presented an update on NOSM’s Performance Goals, highlighting recent achievements in the areas of educational excellence, outstanding research, whole school culture, faculty empowerment, and community engagement. These areas reflect the School’s priorities relative to NOSM’s social accountability mandate and address the strategic goals set out in the NOSM’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

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The Noojamadaa Exhibit: Indigenous Perspectives on Healthy Relationships

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The Noojamadaa Exhibit is a stunning new photovoice collection on display now through April 1, 2017, at the McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury. Noojamadaa means “let’s heal” and the exhibit provides a safe space for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples to reflect on our shared journey towards wellness, through contemplation of our relationships with one another and our surroundings. Over the past year, a research team—led by Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Associate Professor Dr. Marion Maar—has collaborated with Manitoulin First Nations communities and health organizations on research in support of healthy relationships to help counteract intimate partner violence.

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NOSM and Laurentian University Students Learn Together at HSN Sim Lab

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First-year students at both the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Laurentian University’s (LU) École des sciences infirmières had a shocking introduction to the Simulation Lab at Health Sciences North (HSN) when Dr. Rob Anderson, Medical Lead of HSN’s Sim Lab and Anesthesiology Program Director at NOSM, went into cardiac arrest yesterday during a presentation. Fortunately, it was all part of a staged introduction to a group exercise focused on various life saving skills. The final in a three-part education series, the day at the Sim Lab was designed to enhance interprofessional learning experiences for the students during their first year of study in their respective programs with a goal of improving collaboration when the students begin their health-care practices.

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