Michener recognized as GTA Top Employer for second year in a row

    TORONTO, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - The Michener Institute for Applied Health
Sciences is being recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area's Top 75 Employers
for 2009, compiled annually by MediaCorp Canada, Inc. This is the second time
The Michener Institute has received this honour; last year Michener was named
a Top employer in our 50th anniversary year.
    "We are thrilled to be recognized as a Top 75 Employer for Toronto in
2009," said Joanne Milligan, Vice President Human Resources and Organizational
Effectiveness. "Michener people are the most dedicated professionals in their
fields and bring great passion, energy and creativity to the Institute, making
this one of the most innovative and educational environments within which to
work, learn and teach." Michener employs 250 faculty and staff whose focus is
educating Canada's applied health science technologists, practitioners and

    Live, Learn, Work, Play

    Michener's application emphasized a unique working environment. The Live,
Learn, Work, Play program provides employees with the support and on-site
resources to optimize work/life balance. The program includes complimentary
access to an on-site fitness facility, financial support and encouragement for
life-long learning and continuing education, comprehensive employer paid
health benefits, as well as generous vacation and paid leave packages. An
interprofessional educational philosophy spills over from the academic
curriculum and into work life, contributing to an active, collaborative
working environment where teamwork is fostered and celebrated.
    Opportunities for employees to contribute to strategic conversations and
to make recommendations for decision-making are provided through Michener's
Senate and a multitude of sub-committees. Michener's Recognition program
encourages employees to acknowledge and celebrate each others accomplishments
through "lifesaver" cards, monthly Values-in-Action Awards and at the annual
Recognition Awards Ceremony, hosted by the President and CEO.
    "Michener is very proud to be recognized as a Top GTA Employer once
again," said Dr. Paul Gamble, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our
faculty and staff are the cornerstone of our organization and we are just as
excited as they are to be receiving this honour once again."

    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). In 2008 the Michener Institute is commemorating its
50th anniversary by celebrating educational excellence and inspiring health
care transformation.
    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.

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(416) 596-3120, iarapis@michener.ca; Katie Schrank, Communications Associate,
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