George Brown College is among the leaders in the interprofessional health-care education movement in Canada. Within our Centre for Health Sciences, we are creating innovative and interactive opportunities to bring students and faculty of different professions together.
Interprofessional Education (IPE) involves learning about, from and with each other, and sharing our different perspectives while learning together in areas of common interest in the practice of health care. Our goal is to enable our graduates to be successful collaborators in health-care practice with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
On this page, we will keep you informed of our IPE plans, as well as the latest news from the Canadian and world-wide IPE movements and useful IPE-related information and links.
If you have been involved, as an organizer or participant, in a successful IPE experience at George Brown, please let us know. We would like to use this space to celebrate our successes. In fact, George Brown has launched a collaborative Practice Health Care Award to allow our community to share and honour best practices.
What we are up to…
Find out more about Interprofessional Education at George Brown College.
Need to print a brochure about IPE at GBC?
We are also proud to be associated with the Canadian Interprofessional Health collaborative www.cihc.ca.
Congratulations to the George Brown students who presented two papers at the National Health Sciences Students Association (NHSSA) annual conference in Toronto, March 12, 2011. These included:
"The intertwining connections between various healthcare positions and the aging population"
-Stephanie Leutri and Jason White, GBC Hearing Instrument Specialist Program
"Community Learning Centre for Healthy Living (The Health Promotion Hub) Interprofessional Peer Assisted Learning – Manual Blood Pressure Clinics"
-Vanessa Filippelli and Howard Ma, GBC Dental Hygiene program
-Laura Zahreddine and Veronica Reyes, collaborative Nursing Program, George Brown College/Ryerson University
George Brown College participates in the 3rd annual Sharing Smiles Day in Oakville, on Saturday, March 26, 2011
Over 40 Dental Hygiene students and faculty from George Brown College joined this year with Dentistry students and faculty from University of Toronto to support the third annual Sharing Smiles Day in Oakville. This annual volunteer event emphasizes the importance of oral health care for persons with special needs and raises awareness of oral health care issues in the community. The event is also a wonderful opportunity for Dental Hygiene and Dentistry students to meet and get to know each other in a community setting. As always, our students presented as shining examples of caring professionals as they interacted so naturally with the special needs clients and caregivers from Community Living Oakville and Community Living Burlington. For more information about Sharing Smiles Day, visit http://ohth.ca/events/sharing-smiles-day/