The Michener Institute Canada
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences was created to respond to the educational requirements for health sciences professionals and for the continuing education of health care practitioners. A pilot program developed by hospital-based physicians and medical technologists in 1958 demonstrated the value of combining learning in an educational environment with clinical education in a teaching hospital.
All full-time programs offered by The Michener Institute include educational preparation as well as clinical education at one or more affiliated clinical sites located throughout Ontario and beyond. Today more than 400 health professionals instruct on a full or part-time basis in the diploma, advanced diploma, certificate and continuing education programs affording Michener students access to a unique resource of teachers and learning material.
As a post-secondary, diploma and certificate granting institution, The Michener Institute is one among a few Ontario universities and colleges responding to the education needs in health care. The Michener Institute prides itself on its ability to provide current and innovative health care education and thus aims to address unmet educational requirements rather than duplicating existing programming offered by other post-secondary institutions in and outside of Ontario.
In September 2005 Michener will be accepting international students into the following diploma and post-diploma programs.
Learning at Michener
You'll find that Michener's small class sizes and instructor interaction provide a unique learning experience. The average student-to-faculty ration is 14:1! Michener's faculty are practicing health professionals with real-world experience; and staff know your name, not just your student number, and will go that extra mile to help you.
Michener students also benefit from some
of the most advanced health science
technology on the continent including a
At Michener, learning doesn't end at the classroom door. Michener partners with more than 150 clinical sites, including many of Canada's pre-eminent hospitals and health organizations. During your clinical rotation, you apply what you've learned and gain valuable hands-on experience. International clinical opportunities are also available for students in the final year of many programs.
Michener has an active and thriving social environment. When you come to Michener, you become part of a close-knit community. You'll meet a great group of people here and it's hard not to build lasting friendships, especially with the students in your program.
Your initiation into Michener's community begins on the first day of orientation. You'll interact with and get to know fellow students while hitting the town on pub night, getting some grub at the annual courtyard BBQ or running through the streets of Toronto in the highly competitive scavenger hunt.
During the course of the year, there are plenty of social events organized by the Student Council. Students determine all of the events, so individual activities vary from year to year. Previous students have enjoyed:
If you choose Michener, you will have access to
state-of-the-art technology in the classroom, laboratory
and in the field. Michener also has excellent
recreational and learning facilities.
Life in Toronto
Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and this is reflected in a wonderful mosaic of distinctive neighbourhoods. Michener is located in the heart of a student-focused community, along with five other universities and colleges.
Toronto has a rich nightlife, and being in the heart of downtown puts you in reach of an impressive list of nighttime diversions. When it comes time for a study break, you'll have dozens of eclectic nightspots to discover. You'll find everything from massive, 3-storey nightclubs to smaller, more intimate martini bars, coffeehouses and restaurants.
A Shopper's Paradise
Michener is within walking distance of several shopping areas; each with their own distinct style. You can go window-shopping along trendy Queen Street West or indulge in the antique shops, movie star spotting and high-end designer boutiques in Yorkville. Whatever your style, you can shop until you drop.
Students who are interested in the arts will find a diverse art scene that includes a range of galleries and exhibition spaces. Michener is just steps from the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's largest.
Toronto is also the third largest live theatre centre in the world (after London and New York). You'll find everything from Broadway-style mega-musicals to fringe theatre festivals. In addition, lovers of symphony, ballet, opera, and live music will enjoy countless opportunities to explore their passions.