The Waterfront Campus is one of the city’s most architecturally striking learning environments, with labs and classrooms overlooking the Toronto harbour. The campus is located at 51 Dockside Dr., Toronto. This campus is purpose-built to emphasize an interprofessional team-based education, the new standard for health-care graduates entering the work force. From an aesthetic point of view, this new campus is equipped with informal learning spaces, rooftop terraces, state-of-the-art labs and a strong connection to the water’s edge to the south and a beautiful park to the east. More practically, it is a campus built to foster emerging themes in health care delivery in Ontario. The purpose of the health and wellness clinics is to provide students with access to real clients so they can practice their skills in a controlled, safe environment. Similarly, clients benefit from students who are learning from and supervised by industry professionals, offering quality, cost –effective services to the community.
With this new facility, George Brown College is better equipped to push educational and institutional boundaries to ensure that our graduates are collaborative-practice ready. Students from our broad range of health sciences programs will gain a wide scope of education and experience that will be essential to their roles as future health-care professionals.
George Brown prepares graduates to support the change to a more collaborative health-care system, where all health professions work effectively and efficiently with each other. Our graduates are able to apply their specific expertise and collaborate as a health team member to support patient achievement of expected health outcomes. George Brown has programs that support students throughout their health careers from entry to practice to postgraduate studies and professional development.
The Centre for Health Sciences includes:
The Province of Ontario has invested $61.5 million and the government of Canada, through its Knowledge Infrastructure Program, has contributed $30 million. Waterfront Toronto is also a partner in the development.
George Brown College is also actively seeking individual and corporate partners to assist with completion of the project as part of a new fundraising campaign.
Serving the sector
The Waterfront Campus enables George Brown to continue to deliver on its commitment to serving the sector by preparing students to work in a changing collaborative-practice health-care environment. In addition to the evolving curriculum, the campus houses a number of state-of-the-art living labs, including the Simulation Centre, and WAVE (Wellness, Applied Research and Visionary Education), a group of clinics where students are able to develop new models of care and practice skills learned in the classroom. The Simulation Centre will also continue its partnerships with other educational institutions, health care facilities and related associations such as the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Canadian Diabetic Association.
Serving the community
Adding George Brown College students to the new East Bayfront community will help create a vibrant neighbourhood all year round and will provide economic stimulus to businesses in the area.
In establishing a campus in the East Bayfront neighbourhood, George Brown is committed to serve as a community hub – by not only providing education to our students, but through offering services to our neighbours including food services, a campus bookstore, and a variety of health and wellness clinics.
The introduction of WAVE (Wellness, Applied Research and Visionary Education) clinics in the Waterfront Campus offers many exciting opportunities for staff, faculty, students and the community. WAVE is a group of clinics where faculty and students work together to offer services to the community in the various specialties of health sciences.
WAVE is comprised of the Dental Clinic, the Hearing Clinic, Fitness Studios, Active Living, and Health Promotion. At the state-of-the-art Waterfront Campus, students have access to technology and environments they will encounter in the workplace giving them highly sought-after skills in the health care industry.
To book an appointment visit the WAVE Client Services Reception located on the third floor. Call 416-415-4547 or email to book an appointment.