Michener unveils mural for 50th Anniversary

    TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - The Michener Institute for Applied Health
Sciences is continuing its 50th Anniversary celebrations with the unveiling of
a special mural created by Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) students.
This unveiling is one of many 50th Anniversary events for Michener this year.
    The mural comes out of a contest created by Michener and OCAD to give
OCAD students the opportunity to feature their work on a large scale canvas.
The mural will be mounted on an expansive 20x20 wall on the north side of
Michener facing out onto Elm Street through glass windows and is the creation
of Monica Figueredo and Patrick Phillips, 2008 OCAD graduates. The students
produced an abstract and visually stimulating mural that is an expression of
Michener's health care philosophy to support collaboration amongst health care
disciplines. The installation engages the community and passersby in this
    The mural, entitled E Pluribus Sine Qua Non, which means 'out of many
(conditions) without which there is nothing,' stood out most to the deciding
jury of art critics, artists and representatives from Michener and OCAD. Asked
to gain their inspiration from the Herophilus quote, "When health is absent,
wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight,
wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied," these students
took on Michener's challenge and responded with an abstract and visually
stimulating approach that is expressive, innovative and speaks to the
importance of connectivity and the whole.
    "This mural honours Michener's past contributions to health care and also
stands as a tribute to the next 50 years," says Paul Gamble, President & CEO,
The Michener Institute. "Working with OCAD and these two talented students has
been a great experience for Michener, and is a playful and purposeful way to
showcase Michener to our community and neighbourhood."
    The mural unveiling ceremony is free to the public and Michener invites
everyone from our community to come and join us for the unveiling. The artists
will be available for interviews after the mural has been unveiled. A
reception will follow.
    For Michener, our 50th Anniversary is a celebration of accomplishments
from the past, enjoyment of the present and a look forward into the future at
what is to come.

    Event:  50th Anniversary Mural unveiling

    Date:   Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

    Where:  The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences lobby
            222 St. Patrick Street (Dundas & University)
            Toronto, Ontario

    Upcoming 50th events to celebrate The Michener Institute:

    -   Street Party on September 14th, 2008 at Michener's back patio
    -   Homecoming Weekend, taking place in conjunction with Open house,
           -  A Pub Night with food, drinks and dancing
           -  An Alumni Brunch with a hot buffet breakfast
    -   Alumni and Friends Gala Dinner at the The Toronto Marriott Downtown
        Eaton Centre Hotel

    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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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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