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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Breathing Easy: Student Research Advocates for Peer-Reviewed Asthma Apps

From logging sleep and exercise, to tracking heart rate and blood pressure, mobile apps have become fixtures for people looking to monitor their health. There is no shortage of smart phone applications to offer the latest tools and techniques that claim to help keep us healthy. Now, one student at the Michener Institute of Education…

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Celebrating Michener’s Best and Brightest at Student Awards Ceremony

Fred Li was pursuing an academic career when he decided to make a change. Fred had recently completed a Masters degree in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and, disillusioned by what a career in academia offered, was working for the Nova Scotia Health Authority in the Department of Pathology and Informatics. It was there that he…

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Michener Blog: Turf (Toe) Wars

In the latest post on the Michener blog, Antonietta Galati, Clinical Coordinator and Manager of the Chiropody Student Teaching Clinic at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN asks: could a toe injury possibly have spelled the Toronto Blue Jays’ postseason downfall? As the Chicago Cubs celebrate their World Series win a few weeks ago,…

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Celebrating Clinical Educators and Coordinators Who Go the Extra Mile

The transition from the classroom to the professional workplace isn’t easy for anyone. That’s especially true in health care. It’s one thing for students to go through patient simulations, but it’s a different thing entirely when they have to work with real patients for the first time. Needless to say, the experience can be overwhelming…

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Michener Blog: See Something, Say Something – Canadian Patient Safety Week

In the latest post on the Michener blog, UHN President & CEO Dr. Peter Pisters encourages Michener students and other health care professionals to speak up for safety. This past month the spotlight has truly been on safety – last week was Canadian Patient Safety Week, and here at UHN we made October Caring Safely month….

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Toronto Rehab teams up with Michener to undergo the frail aging experience

Michener’s aging simulation suit lets wearers step into the shoes of frail patients – watch how one occupational therapist suits up for the eye-opening experience. Noosha Afshin Jah’s hands shake and her voice wavers as she arrives for her appointment. Her joints ache, she’s uneasy on her feet and she relies on a cane for…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school year – and welcome to all of Michener’s newest students joining us as the first official class of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Last week, Michener welcomed over 300 new students with three full days of activities and orientation events that helped them connect to Michener. Although…

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