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What is the Division of Training and Simulation

The Division of Training and Simulation is a part of The Centre for Education and Knowledge Exchange in Aging at Baycrest. Started in September of 2015, the division arose from the increasing demands for training programs from internal and external customers. The division disseminates innovative educational practices and develops specialized educational products and training services related to seniors’ care.
Simulation is a tool that is relatively new to geriatrics and long-term care. It is a form of experiential learning that is especially beneficial to experienced learners and fosters interprofessional learning – a key priority at Baycrest – by enhancing staff knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to key team competencies such as communication, collaboration, values and ethics.

Through an endowment from the Rodda Family, the Centre for Education has been able to develop an innovative geriatric simulation program. Located on the 5th floor of the Kimel Family building, the simulation area is where simulation activities are employed for health professions’ training that include technical skills training, role playing, virtual reality, eLearning and blended simulation.