George Brown College hosted Ontario's Minister of Long-Term Care, Paul Calandra, for a tour of our state-of-the-art health sciences learning facilities and to discuss the demand for more nurses in long-term care facilities across the province.
Fay Lim-Lambie, Dean of the Centre for Health Sciences, and Joe Cressy, Vice-President, External Relations, Communications and Real Estate Development, led Calandra and other representatives from the ministry on a tour of the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences on Friday, January 27. The minister spoke with students, faculty and staff while visiting classrooms and labs.
Calandra toured the Simulation Centre, which allows nursing students to put learning into practice in true-to-life situations. This facility includes the Health eHome (a fully functioning bachelor apartment), high-fidelity suites and high and low-fidelity mannequins.
The minister also visited the WAVE (Wellness, Applied Research and Visionary Education) clinics, where students under faculty supervision provide services to the public, including dental care and hearing tests.
Earlier in the week, we also welcomed Natalie Pierre, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario's Minister of Colleges and Universities, to the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences for a tour and roundtable event (pictured below).