Apr 4, 2011

Vancouver, BC - Langara College has received Provincial Government funding that will enhance its delivery of health education programs.

Through a one-time funding contribution of $246,688, Langara College will renew and replace older equipment used as part of its Bachelor degree program in Nursing. Among the selection of equipment earmarked for renewal or replacement are a metabolic CART and ceiling lift, as well as Susie/Simon mannequins and anatomy models. Electric beds will also replace existing manual crank beds.

"Post-secondary institutions must continue to have the right tools to educate our future health professionals to be successful health-care providers," says Naomi Yamamoto, BC Minister of Advanced Education. "This investment is about making sure students have the hands-on experience they need to be prepared for the challenges of their chosen profession."

"As BC's leading undergraduate institution, we pride ourselves on delivering health programs that reflect the latest innovations in the health care field," says Ajay Patel, Division Chair, Health Sciences at Langara College. "The funding support enables us to update aging equipment and create the best learning experience for our students."

Langara College received funding through the Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development as part of a $5 million Provincial program to support equipment renewal and replacement costs associated with post-secondary health education delivery.

For more information, please visit www.langara.bc.ca/health-human.

Learn more.
Ian Humphreys, PhD
Vice-President Student Development & Marketing