May 5-6 2023

Northern Constellations 2023

Call for Proposals!

Deadline for submission has been extended to February 13, 2023

NOSM University’s annual Faculty Development conference, Northern Constellations, will be held in-person on May 5-6, 2023 in Thunder Bay. We encourage all faculty members to submit proposals for an Interactive Workshop (75 min) and/or an Innovation (15 min). As NOSM U’s premier faculty development conference, this is a fantastic opportunity to share your educational expertise with our NOSM U Community!

Workshops: Workshops focus on in-depth learning and skill development in one or more facets of faculty responsibilities. At least 50% of the workshop should involve interactive learning and include time for faculty to share experiences and challenges. It is important that attendees are provided with opportunities to assess their learning. Collaborations involving faculty in multiple disciplines or divisions are encouraged.

Innovations: These short TED-like talks highlight new ideas and novel approaches relevant to faculty. A succinct description and clear message is key to these presentations. Each presentation will be allocated ten minutes to showcase the innovation and five minutes for discussion. Due to time constraints, each presentation is limited to one co-presenter. Share your creativity and educational experimentation with your colleagues!

An overall goal of Northern Constellations is to provide opportunities for faculty to further develop scholarly activities and presentation skills. A NOSM U faculty member is required as the first or second presenter.


If you have questions about your submission, feel free to contact us:

  • Sarah McIsaac, Medical Director - Faculty Development at
  • James Goertzen, Associate Dean, Continuing Education and Professional Development at

Themes and Topics

Topics addressing any of the four elements of faculty development (Effective teachers & learners; Equity, diversity, inclusion & accessibility; Leadership development; Career progression) are welcome. We especially invite workshops and Innovations in the following identified key priority areas.

View the Identified Key Priority Areas Now!

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  • Abstract Submission


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Submission period

October 24, 2022 - 11:30 until February 14, 2023 - 04:30

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