The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

November 22, 2010 11:53 ET

Michener Recognized as GTA Top Employer for Fourth Year in a Row

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2010) -

ATTN: Health Care Editors / Education / Business Editors

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is being recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers for 2011, a list of employers compiled annually by MediaCorp Canada, Inc. This is the fourth time The Michener Institute has received this honour.

"We are very proud to be recognized as a Top Employer for Toronto in 2011," said Dr. Paul Gamble, President & CEO, The Michener Institute. "Our faculty and staff are the cornerstone of our organization and we are all excited to be receiving this honour once again. Our employees are highly dedicated professionals who bring an extraordinary amount of passion to their jobs, making the Michener environment a great place to work, learn and teach." Michener employs over 200 faculty and staff whose focus is educating Canada's applied health science technologists, practitioners and therapists. 

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 multitude of committees. Michener's Recognition Program encourages employees to acknowledge and celebrate each other's accomplishments through "lifesaver" cards, monthly Values-in-Action Awards and at an annual awards ceremony hosted by the President and CEO.

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 cardiovascular perfusion.

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

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    Katie Schrank
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    416-596-3101 ext. 3482