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
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 facultyare 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
fully equipped anatomy and physiology laboratory, computer
facilities, microscopy laboratories and North America's most
advanced radiation therapy teaching laboratory. Take advantage of
state-of-the-art computer facilities;
and when you need a place to study, check
Learning Resource Centrewhich features
a wide variety of health science resources,
including over 20, 000 books, 200 journals
and 2, 000 audiovisual/multimedia items.
At Michener, learning doesn't end at the
Michener partnerswith 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
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:
Blue Jays and Raptors games
Pub & club nights
Canada's Wonderland trips
Halloween parties, complete with DJ and pizza
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.
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,
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.
The Michener Institute for Applied
Health Sciences 222 St. Patrick Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 1V4