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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A little extra effort by Michener student goes a long way for patient

A little extra effort and a close eye from a student sonographer had a big impact on the life of one patient. Now, that patient, Mr. W, who asked that his name not be used, is extending his gratitude to a recent Ultrasound graduate from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN for her instrumental…

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Meet the 2017 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Lindsay Northcott and Rosa Seif to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second- and third-year students are organizing this year’s activities and are your guides to Orientation 2017. Find out what Lindsay and Rosa are looking forward to most at Orientation, their best advice for new Michener students and their hidden…

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2018/2019 Viewbook is here

Every year Michener’s Viewbook profiles student life, academic programs and the Michener advantage. Take a look to learn what students enjoy most about their programs and help spread the word by sharing it with prospective students interested in starting their future in health care at Michener. Access the Viewbook