Alumni Awards

Winners of The Michener Institute’s Alumni Awards are competent and confident leaders in healthcare who are helping to advance both their professions and patient care.

The Michener Alumni Awards are an opportunity to recognize our graduates who have, and who continue to make outstanding contributions to their field. Nominate an alum for the Young Alumni or Alumni of Distinction awards or submit an application for the Alumni Association Scholarship.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Eligibility:

A graduate or child of a graduate of The Michener Institute/Toronto Institute of Medical Technology.

Criteria:

  • A member of the Alumni Association, in good standing.
  • The course of study must have an evaluation procedure (final mark); this could include course by course or full programs
  • Short seminars, conferences or conventions are not applicable.
  • Must be for post-secondary education.
  • Through their accomplishments, has demonstrated leadership and is a positive role model.
  • Applicants have not received PD funding from another source
  • Applicants have not received this award within the last 5 years
  • Current Michener faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Directors are not eligible to apply

Amount

Up to $1,500 will be awarded annually.

To Apply:

Applicant must submit:

  • A one-page letter (250 to 500 words) outlining why he/she is eligible for this scholarship based on the criteria.
  • Two confidential letters of reference on official letterhead from an academic, leadership or community resource.
  • A copy of the course description along with proof of successful completion of the course
  • The recipient must agree to write an article for Michener Magazine, a publication for alumni and friends and have their name promoted in all print and electronic publications as well as on social media sites.

Deadline:

July 30th

Submit to:

Office of the Registrar, Attention: Scholarships and Awards
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 St Patrick Street
Toronto ON M5T 1V4
scholars@michener.ca

Young Alumni Award

Established in 2012, the Alumni Association invites The Michener Institute community to submit nominations for the Young Alumni Award.  The Young Alumni Award recognizes and honours young alumni who demonstrate significant professional accomplishments and commitment to others.  It also calls the public’s attention to the vital role Michener graduates play in health care communities.

To help Michener select the best possible candidate, we invite you to nominate individuals that you feel are deserving of this award.

Eligibility

Nominees must be graduates of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences and have graduated within the last seven (7) years.Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.  To be eligible, such individuals must have been away from active service or membership in the aforementioned group for a period of three years or longer.

Criteria

In considering a nominee for the award, the Board will be guided in its selection by one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated significant achievement in his/her career through contributions to leadership, mentorship, stewardship, peer and student support, and/or research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated support to Michener initiatives through philanthropy and/or activities involving Michener programs and/or service on Michener boards/committees/project teams
  • Advocacy of Michener’s Mission, Vision and Values, which include interprofessional collaboration; lifelong learning; and the culture of inquiry
  • Demonstrated significant achievement in his/her professional discipline and/or the community of professional practice
  • The reputation, achievements and contributions of the nominee must bring honour and prestige to The Michener Institute

Process

Nominations package must include:

  • Executive summary articulating why this candidate is deserving of the Young Alumni Award
  • A short biography of the nominee
  • At least one additional letter of support  from someone other than the original nominator

Nominations will be accepted until January 30, 2015.

The final decision will be made by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.All nominations will be held in confidence. Only the selected recipient in any given year will be contacted.

Submit nominations and supporting documents by email to alumni@michener.ca or call 416-596-3132 if you have any questions about the process. Or send a letter addressed to:

Alumni Relations Office
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4

Past Recipients

2013, Michael Velec, Radiation Therapy, 2006

2012 Caitlin Gillan, Radiation Therapy, 2007

Alumni of Distinction

The Alumni of Distinction Award, established in 2003, is The Michener Institute Alumni Association’s highest honour, recognizing graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the applied health sciences professions.

As a member of Michener’s community, you are invited to submit nominations for this award. The Alumni of Distinction Award offers an exciting opportunity to honour some deserving individuals and to call the public’s attention to the vital role Michener graduates play in the applied health care community.

To help Michener select the best possible candidates, we invite you to nominate individuals that you feel are deserving of this prestigious award.  Candidates should demonstrate career achievement and a real commitment to others.

Criteria

In considering a nominee for the award, the Board will be guided in its selection by one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated significant achievement in his/her career through outstanding service to Michener and/or the health care community, nationally or internationally
  • Demonstrated significant achievement in his/her professional discipline and/or the community of professional practice that aligns with The Michener Institute’s Mission, Vision and Values.
  • The reputation, achievements and contributions of the nominee must bring honour and prestige to The Michener Institute

Eligibility

Nominees must be graduates of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences or the former Toronto Institute for Medical Technology and have graduated over 15 years before the year of nomination.

Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible and will, therefore, not be considered for the candidacy.  To be eligible, such individuals must have been away from active service or membership in the aforementioned group for a period of three years or longer.

Process

Nominations package must include:

  • Executive summary articulating why this candidate is deserving of the Michener Alumni of Distinction Award
  • A short biography of the nominee or a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • At least one additional letter of support  from someone other than the original nominator

Nominations will be accepted until January 30, 2015. The final decision will be made by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

All nominations will be held in confidence. Only the selected recipient in any given year will be contacted. Nominees not selected in the year of initial application will be considered for an additional two (2) years.

Submit nominations and supporting documents by email to alumni@michener.ca or call 416-596-3132 if you have any questions about the process.

Or send a letter addressed to:

Alumni Relations Office
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4

 

Past Recipients

2013 Deborah Havill (Radiological Technology 1976, Clinical Research Associate, 2010)

2012 Janet Fraser (Respiratory Therapy, 1977)

2009 Cathy Babiak (Radiological Technology, 1976, Ultrasound, 1982)

2008 Michele Henry (Medical Laboratory Technology, 1985)

2006 Denis Poulin (Ultrasound 1993)

2006 Dr. Winston Isaac (Respiratory Therapy 1973)

2005 Lynn Yawney (Medical Laboratory Technology 1975, Cytogenetics 1989)

2005 Stephanie Holowka (Radiography 1987)

2004 Betty Anne Clark (Medical Laboratory Technology 1970)

2004 Neena Kanwar (Nuclear Medicine 1981)

2004 Rossana Magnotta (Medical Laboratory Science 1973)

2003 Lindsay Campbell (Medical Laboratory Science, 1969)