/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - High School students get hands on look at careers in Health Sciences at George Brown College's Health in Action/



    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 27, George Brown College is
hosting Health in Action, an event for Toronto-area grade 11 and 12 students,
their teachers and guidance counselors to introduce them to the breadth of
career opportunities available in the field of health care. Students will meet
George Brown College students and faculty and participate in exciting hands-on
simulations in the applied learning environment at the George Brown Centre for
Health Sciences.

    
    Students will have a rare chance to:

    -   meet and work with Sim Man, a programmable mannequin that experiences
        changes in heart rate, blood pressure and breathing
    -   learn how to fingerspell using American Sign Language
    -   find out about infection control using ultraviolet light
    -   experience walking with a prosthetic device
    -   learn about oral care and dental hygiene
    -   discover new ways to speak and hear

    WHEN:     Friday February 27, 2009

              9:20 a.m.      Discovering your Connection to a Career -
                              Panel Discussion
              10:45 a.m.
              - 2:00 p.m.    Interactive Sessions for High School Students

              2:20 p.m.      Get Connected and Stay Plugged In -
                              Keynote Session

    WHERE:    George Brown College, St James Campus
              290 Adelaide Street East (Panel and Keynote Sessions)
              200 King Street East, 8th Floor (Interactive Sessions)

    WHO:      Hosts:
              ------

              Anne Sado      President, George Brown College

              Lori Cranson   Associate Dean Centre for Community Services and
                             Early Childhood and Centre for Health Sciences,
                             George Brown College

              Panelists:
              ----------

              Gina Fauber    Owner, Serenity Valley Studios Inc.
                             Graduate of George Brown College's Fitness &
                             Lifestyle Management Program

              Anna Lee       Interpreter, The Canadian Hearing Society
                             Graduate of George Brown College's American Sign
                             Language (ASL) Program

              Julie Phelan   Second Career Nursing Student
                             Graduate of George Brown College's Food &
                             Nutrition Management Program

              Tanya Gerber   Graphic Facilitator

              Keynote
              Speaker:
              --------

              Meg Soper      R.N., Professional Speaker and Comedienne
                             Get Connected and Stay Plugged In!
                             A discussion about humour, stress and how to
                             achieve a healthier frame of mind
    





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