Technology day presentation to include tour of nursing simulation centre

A tour of the simulation spaces in the Medical Education Building and Toldo Health Education Centre is one of the highlights of Campus Technology Day, Thursday, May 16.

Nursing instructors Judy Bornais and Debbie Rickeard will guide participants through the faculty’s Simulation Centre, which offers students authentic simulated learning experiences so they can apply theory to practice and learn to safely care for future patients.

Opposite the tour in the 11 a.m. slot is a presentation entitled “You can’t control the weather, but you can build your own clouds.” Stephen Karamatos and Robert Mavrinac of the School of Computer Science explore the options offered by the expansion of the Internet and related data and application services: bring-your-own-device competing with cloud storage; do-it-yourself competing with lock-in data services; and open-source challenging proprietary solutions.

With a theme of “Connected Campus in a Connected World,” the conference will bring together participants to discuss the impact technology has in enhancing learning, teaching, research and building community.

Registration is free. A complimentary lunch and a closing wine and cheese reception are available to all who register online by noon on Monday, May 13. Find a full conference agenda and registration form at

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Early bird winners get worms

Six lucky registrants for the Campus Technology Day conference won prizes in an early-bird draw. Rosemary Plastow won the grand prize of an iPod Touch; five winners will each receive a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card: Amanda Burgess, Ramona Codreanu, David Hutchinson, Sharon Munro and Amit Rawal.

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