Michener Celebrates Golden Achievements

On July 4, 2017, Michener staff and faculty gathered for the Annual Staff Awards to celebrate excellence and recognize employees who exemplify UHN’s Purpose, Values and Principles. 2017 WINNERS   The Award for Innovation recognizes individual and team initiatives that further one or more of UHN’s Propose, Values and Principles. The winner this year was…

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The Michener Institute marks its own history for Canada 150

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, people across the country are coming together to celebrate Canada’s history, diversity and heritage. To mark the occasion, we combed through the Michener archives to explore our own history in education and health care. From humble beginnings as the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology, to the present…

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Big Ideas: Creating defensible simulation-based assessments

Competency-based health care education means many things to many people. One thing everyone agrees on, however, is that how and how often educators assess trainees is changing. As the frequency of assessments increase, so too does the potential for appeals, or trainees challenging the outcome of an assessment. Can your competency assessment program withstand such…

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The Michener Continuing Education Brochure is Now Online

Michener’s Continuing Education Department offers a range of opportunities to help professionals build and enhance their careers in health care. Whether it’s updating certification or advancing a career in patient care, education, research or leadership, our Continuing Education programs support professionals at any stage. Michener and UHN full-time employees receive a 25% discount on tuition!

Meet Michener’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2017

With less than two weeks to Convocation, more than 200 Michener students from fields including Medical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Radiation Sciences, Chiropody and Ultrasound are preparing to graduate and enter their chosen professions. For Medical Laboratory Science graduand and 2017 Valedictorian Judy Tran, she’s just getting started. As a student, Judy was the…

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Dr. Winston Isaac receives Honorary Diploma in Health Sciences

Dr. Winston Isaac has always had a passion for teaching. It’s a passion he first realized shortly after finishing high school in St. Kitts-Nevis in the Caribbean, tutoring his peers in math, basic sciences and accounting. It continued after he arrived in Canada when he enrolled in the Respiratory Technology program in the early 1970s,…

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Michener Blog: The Truth Behind the Stigma

“Oh wow, that must be so sad!” “Isn’t it going to be really hard to be surrounded by cancer all the time?” “Are you sure you’re going to be able to handle that your entire life?” These are just a few of the very common responses I have received from friends, family and acquaintances upon…

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Michener Charity Committee creates surgical dolls for patients at SickKids

This workshop literally had the students in stitches. Volunteers from the Charity Committee at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN recently held a surgical doll workshop with the help of Project Sunshine, a non-profit organization that provides free educational, recreational and social programs for children and families facing medical challenges. “All the dolls made…

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