Celebrating Michener’s clinical partners

Clinical Recognition Awards thank the clinical coordinators and educators who go the extra mile for Michener’s students For many of the full-time students at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, clinical placements are the first opportunity they have to put the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, labs and simulation exercises into practice….

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Michener Student Awards: One student’s journey into health care

In his mid-thirties and already in the midst of an established career with the Red Door Family Shelter in Toronto, Sam Gennidakis’ foray into health care was an unanticipated result of a family tragedy. But even before Sam became a student at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, he knew he was meant for…

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Michener named an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development

It is perhaps the best evidence to date that integrating Michener within UHN was meant to be: last week, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada granted the Michener Institute of Education at UHN status as an accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider. This means that physicians will be able to earn Continuing…

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Michener Blog: #Support4Research – Why Research Matters

At University Health Network (UHN), we’re proudly home to countless innovations and dozens of world-first breakthroughs that have transformed health care. The research behind these advances has gone on to inform everyday medical treatments and tests that have had a global impact on health care delivery. Continued investment in health research is therefore critical to…

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Big Ideas: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Health Care

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in technology, by now you’ve probably heard of blockchain technology. Blockchain has been making waves as a great disruptor that “could soon give rise to a new era of the Internet.” It’s the technology that made Bitcoin possible, and many foresee that its impact on the world will…

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Michener Institute to lead development of provincial personal support worker registry

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has been asked by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to partner on the development of a new registry for personal support workers (PSWs). The registry will allow patients and families to access information such as education and training credentials, and incorporate PSWs working in different health…

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Big Ideas: Technology and Compassionate Care

There is a scene in the 2016 film Hidden Figures where – against the backdrop of racism and sexism in civil rights era United States – African-American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan comes across a manual for the IBM, a new mechanical computer that will revolutionize the work she and a group of women employed as human ‘computers’ had…

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Michener Blog: Reflections from one of 150 Nurses for Canada

Canada 150 offers an opportunity for all of us to stop and reflect on the great country we live in and the opportunities that exist for us as Canadians. This year for me, it also marks a very special moment in my career: in celebration of Canada 150, I was recognized by the Canadian Nurses Association…

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