Donor Ensures NOSM Remains at the Forefront

Derek Day’s grandfather was a rural doctor. He understands the unique skills needed to help those in smaller towns in our region.

Spring is in the air and many of us here at NOSM are celebrating the arrival of brighter days ahead. While the global health situation is still ever present in our lives, this has not stopped our students from embracing the “new normal” and continuing to thrive.

Supporting NOSM students has been at the forefront of many people’s minds over the last several months, with our generous donors seeing the need for a healthier north. One such supporter has gone above and beyond to ensure NOSM will remain at the forefront of medical education in Canada, while also ensuring that the people of Northern Ontario have access to much needed care. Derek Day who recently donated $210,000 from his late mother’s estate—the Estate of Ruth Day—to support the creation of the new Rural Generalist Pathway (RGP).  Derek’s grandfather was a rural doctor (pictured above), and he understands the unique skills needed to help those people in smaller towns in our region.  Bringing doctors to the North speaks to the heart of NOSM’s founding principles.

Please consider joining donors like Derek Day who are making a difference in bringing doctors to Northern Ontario. To make a difference, make your gift at, or contact Jenna Kirker at 807-766-7424.