Michener Blog: Open Access – Publish or Perish?

Open access publishing is an interesting and relatively new business model that’s received a lot of attention lately in academia. As defined by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, it’s “the free, immediate, online availability of scholarly research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.” Generally speaking,…

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Weather update: Michener St. Patrick Campus will be open March 14, 2017

A special weather statement has been issued for Toronto and surrounding area through this evening, overnight and tomorrow with 10 to 15 cm of snow expected by Tuesday night. We anticipate that the Michener St. Patrick campus will remain open and continue to operate today and tomorrow as there are a number of tests, events…

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How volunteers help select the next cohort of Michener students

The parking garage at your place of work has assigned parking spots. On leaving your spot, you are observed by the garage attendant as you back into a neighbouring car, a BMW, knocking out its left front headlight and denting the left front fender. The garage attendant gives you the name and office number of…

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Lessons in the patient experience from 2016 Convocation keynote speaker Judith John

Judith John was a seasoned professional working in the hospital and health care sector when she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Her experience transformed her perspective and opened her eyes to the challenges that patients often face with the health care system. She quickly became a passionate advocate to improve the patient experience…

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Michener Blog: Reflections on compassion, teamwork and integrity

I have thought much, read much and struggled much with what to say in this blog. In the moving words of my colleagues, Dr. Susan Rappolt, Chair of the Department of Occupation Science and Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto, “Much has been going on in the world around us over the past few months…

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Philanthropic work of Michener alumni has global impact

What diseases or conditions do you think have some of the highest mortality rates? Different kinds of cancers or infectious diseases might come to mind, but according to Michener alumnus Laura Lee Kozody, the answer may surprise you. Diabetic foot ulcers, a major complication related to diabetes, have higher five-year rates of mortality than breast,…

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Overcoming obstacles par for the course for international students

Starting a program at a new school is always tough. But imagine beginning one at a new school when you’ve recently arrived in Canada from abroad, leaving behind your family, friends and a career you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Now take it one step further and think about what it would take to then…

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One Year Later

Michener’s Integration with UHN is Transforming Health Care Education One year ago, Michener and UHN made Canadian history when we officially integrated and created The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. This move was designed to transform health care education and delivery by closing the gap between research, clinical practice and education. Today, UHN’s research…

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Campus Safety Information Available for the St. Patrick Campus

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is committed to providing a safe, positive environment for all students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. Learning, working and living on a safe campus is everyone’s right, and we all play a role in keeping each other safe. To raise awareness of campus safety and the realities of…

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Out with the old, and in with the new CT Scanner

A solid year of negotiating and maneuvering between Michener and UHN staff, the Ministry of Health, and the health technology industry will pay off in late February when a 64-slice CT scanner is craned into the 11th floor at 222 St. Patrick Street. Toshiba is donating a used Aquilion-64 unit that will allow Michener students…

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