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

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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