Learning Environment


WAVE (Wellness, Applied Research and Visionary Education) is a group of clinics where students provide health and wellness services to the public, under the supervision of faculty. As a student at the state-of-the-art Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at the Waterfront Campus, you have access to technology and environments you will encounter in the workplace giving you highly sought-after skills and preparing you for a career in the health care industry.

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School of Dental Health

In addition to classroom instruction, students at the School of Dental Health work in the George Brown College dental clinic. The school provides a unique opportunity to work alongside practicing dental professionals; students provide direct client care while learning. There are also field placements at clinics and dental offices throughout the Greater Toronto Area, giving students hands-on experience in providing dental services to real patients.

School of Health and Wellness

The learning environments associated with the School of Health and Wellness are as diverse as the program choices and offer hands-on learning in real world work settings. For example, students studying orthotics and prosthetics work in a specialized lab environment based out of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Fitness and lifestyle students get the opportunity to work in fitness centres, interacting with clients, teaching classes and conducting assessments. Students in the hearing instruments specialist program conduct hearing assessments in real clinical environments.

School of Health Services Management

Within any modern health services environment, information is critical. Students at the School of Health Services Management have field placements in clinical settings including private practices, hospitals, and agencies. They work with health information specialists on real client records (both electronic and paper), applying their academic learning about privacy and medical terminology in a practical, clinical setting.

Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing

For practicing nursing professionals, we offer online delivery of specialized programs focusing on targeted skill development. For students training to get into the profession, simulated work environments support classroom learning. Our practice centre offers a high tech environment that simulates a hospital setting including a critical care unit and operating room, as well as a replicated home setting. Within a simulated environment, students can practice in a safe and controlled setting and prepare for field placements in hospitals, family practices and industry (insurance) as well as at event venues.