Nipissing unveils George and Helen Vari Simulation Centre

Nipissing University recently celebrated the opening of the George and Helen Vari Simulation Centre, which will provide an immersive learning environment for nursing, social work, and criminal justice students. The centre features four hospital simulation suites with life-like manikins and two spaces equipped with immersive projection technology. “The Simulation Centre offers students a space to build competency in their skills, practice critical thinking, and make mistakes in a low-risk, supportive, and controlled environment to help prepare them for professional practice,” said Nipissing Associate Dean, School of Nursing Dr Karey McCullough. The development of the centre was made possible through donations from the George and Helen Vari Foundation.