Timmins backs NOSM U request for $4M increase to base funding from ON


The City of Timmins is endorsing NOSM University’s request to the Government of Ontario for a $4M boost to the university’s annual base funding. The Timmins city council approved a resolution this week that “strongly requests” that the provincial government permanently increase its funding for NOSM U before the end of the fiscal year so that the university can continue to deliver its mandate “in response to the needs of Northern municipalities.” The council noted the “unprecedented” expansion of the university’s medical programming without a proportional base funding increase. NOSM U Director of Communications Joanne Musico explained that this increase in funding will help the university maintain its education model in the face of inflation and other ongoing factors.

The Daily Press (Timmins)