Michener Opens its Doors to Toronto

    De-bunking Health Care Myths in the Discovery District

    TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Experience the real Grey's Anatomy and CSI at the
Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences during Doors Open Toronto 2009,
on May 23 and 24, 2009. We'll be de-bunking popular myths about health care
and providing visitors with a snapshot of what it's really like to work in
health care.
    The Michener Institute is participating in Doors Open for the first time
in the event's 10 year history. Visitors will learn more about health care and
discover how medical technologists, therapists and practitioners enhance
patient health every day.
    Some of the interactive displays will let visitors examine specimens
under a microscope, learn about DNA analysis techniques, and participate in
demonstrations with students and faculty. There will also be health care
displays, self-guided tours of labs and classrooms, and a kids' zone with
educational activities to inspire learning about the health sciences.
    For those who are architecture buffs, Michener's unique 15 storey
vertical campus is an excellent example of "béton brut," or "brutalist" style
architecture. Originally built in 1972 and designed by Bregman & Hamman, the
building is in the beginning stages of a LEEDs eligible retro-fit planned by
architects at Diamond + Schmitt. When the building is finished, Michener's
campus will be a state-of-the-art educational space.

    What:     Doors Open Toronto - Free to the public!

    Where:    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
              222 St. Patrick Street (Dundas and University - St. Patrick
              Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V4

    When:     Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - last admittance
              at 4:15 p.m.
              Sunday, May 24, 2009 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - last admittance
              at 3:15 p.m.

    About The Michener Institute

    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only
post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science
education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who
serve a vital role in the country's health care sector in such fields as
medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy,
chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound and magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI).
    Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced
education are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over 5,000
full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The Michener Institute
is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Health
and Long-Term Care and further enriched through partnerships with
universities, private sector companies and leading health care organizations.
For more information, visit www.michener.ca.

For further information:

For further information: about Michener, interview requests or media
tours please contact: Iliana Arapis, Senior Director, Communications & PR,
(416) 596-3120, iarapis@michener.ca; Katie Schrank, Communications Associate,
(416) 596-3101 ext. 3482, kschrank@michener.ca

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