Centre for Education launches new virtual home

The Centre for Education at North York General Hospital (NYGH) has launched a new and revised virtual presence to better meet the online needs of students, staff and physicians. Along with a visual refresh, the space features streamlined navigation as well as breaking education news and important need-to-know information for North York General's academic community.

“This is a new virtual hub and gathering space for everyone who plays a role in education at NYGH,” says Dr. Rick Penciner, Director of Medical Education. “Teaching and learning happens minute-by-minute in different units and departments here. This site captures the wealth of opportunity to teach and learn at North York General.”

Led by Dr. Penciner and Dawne Barbieri, Director of Interprofessional Practice, Research & Education, the Centre for Education is designed to advance health professional education at NYGH. The virtual refresh complements that of the centre's official launch in 2014.

“We believe having an online presence is as important as a physical space,” says Dawne. “It contributes directly to the student experience by making information easily accessible.”

The Centre for Education is an important initiative to come from North York General's 2012-2015 Strategic Plan, which outlines a strong focus on building on the academic foundation. The plan calls renewed commitments to education so that staff, physicians and students can study and teach new and better ways to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve.

March 18, 2015