Educational Support Services

Office of Health Sciences Education

The Office of Health Sciences Education (OHSE) provides leadership in scholarship and innovation in teaching and learning. The goals are to promote and enhance research and scholarship in teaching and learning, to assist in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of innovation in teaching and learning, and to promote the value of teaching in Faculty of Health Sciences.


The MEdTech Unit aims to enhance learning and teaching by integrating effective educational technology solutions into the medical curriculum. The unit has developed MEdTech Central, which is a web-based application that provides ubiquitous access to schedules, learning resources (such as lecture notes and podcasts), and to online collaboration tools. Learn more about MEdTech Central or log in here.

e-teaching collaborative

The e-teaching collaborative (etc) is a joint venture of Bracken Health Sciences Library, The Office of Health Sciences Education and MEdTech whose aim is to provide one-stop access to expertise in electronic learning resources, technological tools and educational methodology. The etc provides a PowerPoint Help Service and Clicker Support Service, as well as workshops and one-on-one consultations.

Bracken Library

The Bracken Health Sciences Library serves faculty, staff, students and health professionals who study, work, and conduct research in the health science disciplines of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and the life sciences. The library provides access to print books and journals, multimedia resources, point-of-care evidence-based practice resources, as well as a comprehensive collection of full-text e-books and e-journals. The entire main floor of the library was renovated in 2005 to create the Centre for Health Electronic Education Resources (CHEER). This facility allows for group work and collaboration while quiet study space is available on the lower level.