Leaders in Learning, Innovation and Simulation

About Us

The mandate for the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation (CLIS) is to support the vision and strategic direction of Michener’s academic programs. CLIS instructional designers, learning specialists and support staff work with stakeholders to develop curriculum and deliver best practice simulation methodology in order to maximize student learning.  CLIS coordinates curriculum, faculty and organizational development activities. In concert with interprofessional collaboration and education initiatives (IPC and IPE) at Michener, CLIS provides expertise in competency-based, simulation-enhanced curriculum design and evaluation.

What we do

  • Guide faculty in current pedagogical and assessment best practices
  • Assist with continuous quality improvement through consultation, recommendations and coaching
  • Consult with Michener programs on all aspects of teaching and learning
  • Act as an incubator for new ideas and innovative program development
  • Lead and participate in research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Provide resources and support for media development and AV production
  • Provide expertise in online course design and delivery
  • Offer faculty assistance for course revisions

CLIS provides best-practice educational development for faculty in online instruction, learning-centred educational strategies, facilitation and debriefing skills, curriculum design and development, and interprofessional and simulation-based education.

Set up a Consultation

If you are a Michener faculty member planning substantial course changes or have any curriculum questions you are strongly encouraged to set up a consultation with CLIS.

Take a virtual tour of Michener’s simulation studios


Jennifer has an extensive background in Education and Digital Technology. For the last 10 years she has worked with the Continuous Education (CE) department providing instructional design solutions to meet current and anticipated future human health resource needs. In addition to her position in the CE department, she has recently joined the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation (CLIS) department to provide curriculum, instructional design and faculty development leadership and support to the full-time program.

Jennifer has a B.Ed from UofT (OISE) and a Master of Education (Digital Technology) from Ontario Tech University. Jennifer has also completed her certificate in Project Management from UofT. Always here to support the Michener Institute in any way she can, you can reach Jennifer at jlevine@michener.ca 

Andrea is an Instructional Designer with experience in post-secondary healthcare education, including curriculum design, assessment and creating learner-centred lessons.  She also has post-secondary teaching experience in community and social services management, interdisciplinary studies/ career development, and clinical dental hygiene practice.

Andrea has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph, a Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences degree, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.  She continues to practice clinically in the field of Restorative Dental Hygiene.

John has many years of experience in supporting and developing digital education initiatives in a busy London University’s Library Service before joining Michener in Autumn 2023.

John has a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (HE) from King’s College London, granting Fellowship status in the Higher Education Academy, and received Certified Member status with the Association for Learning Technology in August 2023.

Ask him about:  Adopting digital education tools like Blackboard, H5P, Slido, Camtasia, MS Teams, Office 365, or just trying new things like Podcasting!

Kerri is a simulation trainer, simulation consultant and communication skills coach with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. She has over fifteen years of experience in the field of simulation methodology. Kerri is experienced facilitating a range of interactive small group workshop sessions with a focus on the effective engagement of simulated patients for faculty educators and learners across professional disciplines.

Andrea has worked as an administrator in medical and educational environments for over 20 years, along with many years as a surgical technician in Ophthalmology. She has extensive experience in simulation and feedback in Medical, Allied Health and Social Service education.

Please email:  SPProgram@michener.ca

Contact Andrea for: Information about the SP program/simulation, requests for SPs

Roger has a clinical background as a Respiratory Therapist (RT), and has over twenty years of experience in design, facilitation, and operations of critical care simulations for students and practicing clinicians.

Alex is Michener’s Learning Systems Administrator – a fancy way of saying he looks after Blackboard Learn and a bunch of digital media stuff too. Alex has been involved with Blackboard in some capacity since Michener adopted it as its Learning Management System (LMS) in the Fall 2000 semester. Alex’s experience with Blackboard Learn has ranged from technical support to system administration. Alex can sometimes be found in a crowd with a camera documenting the latest Michener event, pushing a cart full of A/V equipment in support of video production and has even been known to staff the Help Desk and LRC on occasion. Alex truly is Michener’s “a little bit of everything” guy!

Phillip has an extensive background in media production. He worked in commercials and features as a technician before moving into corporate production to write and produce promotional and instructional videos. Phillip also holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and helped develop fire retardant coatings before enrolling in Sheridan College’s acclaimed Media Arts Program. He is responsible for providing video production support and expertise for the CLIS.

Tim has worked in various departments at Michener including the LRC, AV, Curriculum Commons and CLIS. Tim is currently with CLIS and is responsible for working on various video, audio, multi-media, simulation and photography projects.

Contact Tim for: Audio/visual production and webinar hosting

Contact Us

Our expertise in curriculum design and delivery make our centre the perfect partner in your organization’s learning and education plans. Please contact us at clis@michener.ca.

Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4