The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

November 03, 2009 13:04 ET

The New Virtual Face of The Michener

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2009) -

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The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences has completed a full makeover of its main website and has launched a new user-centric improved site that expresses Michener's commitment to best experience, best education in applied health sciences.

Users are now met with a more modern and user friendly website model. Visitors will find it easier to find their way around and to learn about Michener and the applied health sciences programs offered at the Institute.

New website features include

- Fresh, contemporary look aligned with Michener's brand
- Stimulating Flash home page menus and academic program videos
- Easy to use top navigation bar
- Share pages through Email, Facebook, Twitter, Delicious
- Front page access to applied health programs and program profiles
- News & events section to keep visitors up-to-date on what's going on at

The new website reaches out to many different audiences, including some that were not directly addressed in the previous version of the website. The sections featured on the main navigation bar are: Future Students, Current Students, Continuing Education, Alumni, Clinical Partners, Family, and Community.

The website redesign was an 18-month planning and development effort to find best practices in website design that collaboratively engaged multiple areas from across the organization including the academic, alumni, IT, human resources, and communications and public relations departments through a formal web steering team structure looking, Student feedback was solicited through focus group sessions, input from which significantly guided the newest iteration of the site. Ongoing improvements to the site will be managed through a similar feedback process.

The website is a joint project between the Communications & Public Relations and the Information Management departments at Michener, and outside creative company Relish.

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

Contact Information

  • For more information about Michener, interview requests
    or media tours please contact:
    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
    Iliana Arapis
    Senior Director, Communications & PR
    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
    Katie Schrank
    Communications Associate
    416-596-3101 ext. 3482