Collège Boréal Welcomes Participants to Simulation Symposium

Collège Boréal Welcomes Participants to Simulation Symposium

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Collège Boréal Welcomes Participants to Annual Simulation Symposium – A Nickel for Your Thoughts


May 8th, 2014 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal is proud to welcome some 80 participants to the 2nd Annual Simulation Symposium showcasing learning through simulation activities. Representatives from a variety of institutions – colleges, universities and other healthcare providers – gathered today to network and share best practices in the area of simulation based education.

During this event, a number of provincially and nationally renowned speakers shared their experiences and research on this topic. Moreover, students had the opportunity to share how they met their learning objectives as they worked in simulated environments, thus benefitting from rich pedagogical experiences. Participants also had the opportunity to visit a number of interesting booths.


“Collège Boréal has carved out a niche in the field of simulation based education thanks to its state of the art technology. Hence, we are very pleased to share with our colleagues the wealth of experience we have developed and hope to continue contributing to the advancement in this promising field.”

-Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

“The Health Sciences teaching team at Boréal quickly understood that our students could truly benefit from having access to this technology which allowed them to gain precious knowledge in a secure environment.”

-Kim Morris, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Collège Boréal

Quick facts

Simulation provides a complementary experience to placements as they become more and more difficult to find within healthcare institutions, thus allowing students to gain practical experience in order to develop the necessary competency in their field of expertise.

Simulation responds to an ethical imperative, ensuring a secure environment both for students and patients. It also allows for interdisciplinary care, highlighting the valuable contribution of a variety of healthcare providers in order to provide efficient healthcare and services.

Symposium participants include Canadore College, Georgian College, Cambrian College, Northern College, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, Greater Sudbury EMS, North Bay Regional Hospital and of course, Collège Boréal, and is enthusiastically supported by SIM-one.

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.  

For the second year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates as employees!


Associated Links

For more information on this symposium, please visit You can also follow this organization on Twitter @WelcometoSIMone.

To find out more about our programs and services, please visit our Website: and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @borealAPP.

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