Fall 2020 Semester

Student wearing face mask

Our students create an environment of energy, enthusiasm and vigor that characterize Michener as a vibrant learning community. We are so looking forward to having students return to our campus! That return will not be the same as in previous years, but we commit to working with students to provide a hybrid teaching format that will support your ongoing professional development as a healthcare professional in an ever changing healthcare system.

Over the summer, the Faculty, Chairs and Michener staff have worked diligently to convert and deliver a previously hands-on summer semester into a virtual learning semester. This has been a significant pivot in teaching and learning. We have developed new teachings with online learning and virtual simulations and look forward to introducing you to new concepts and topics specific to your chosen program of study. We recommend you check out these recommended technology needs to support your learning in Fall 2020.

Course outlines will be posted by August 7, 2020 and are accessible on my.Michener.ca. Please note that due to the current pandemic, changes may occur and students are reminded to regularly check (daily recommended) BlackBoard and emails from program faculty regarding changes.

Each program has worked closely to devise onsite activities that are supported through online lab preparations and didactic lectures and teaching. Please tell us what is working well and how we can continue to improve throughout the semester. We want to hear from you!

BlackBoard

Blackboard continues to be our Learning Management System and updates to courses will be posted there by faculty as need to address the limitations of onsite learning opportunities.

Blackboard supports include a copy of Michener’s Blackboard User Guide .

Tools such as BlackBoard Collaborate may now be in use for Fall 2020, so please familiarize yourselves with the platform again.

Clinical Placements

Students whose clinical experience was interrupted by COVID-19 began to return to the clinical setting as of July 6. Planning continues with the Clinical Liaison Officers, Clinical Coordinators and our clinical partners for the safe return of students to the clinical environment for students expected to be in clinical for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is guided by a set of principles that address patient care as a priority, as well as safety and wellbeing, learning and supervision, and resources and capacity. Clinical education continues to collect information specific to professions/roles and local work areas to determine feasibility for a reintegration of students within the clinical environment.