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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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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Learning from the patient experience

Michener students learn in the classroom that patient-centred care is a cornerstone of the health care experience, but five second-year respiratory therapy students recently discovered that some of the most valuable lessons are learned directly from the patient. Earlier this month, Eliza Ung, Eslaine Xu, Tina Yan, Rasa Siauciunas and Farrah Dharamshi made a road…

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Michener grad recognized by professional association

“These activities helped me to build strong relationships,” says Anna, a 2015 graduate of Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program. She explains that events around Michener that promoted lung health and lung research were important to her specifically because they helped champion the respiratory therapy profession. Anna’s support of the respiratory therapy profession, both in her involvement…

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What Michener students love most about their programs

Here’s a glimpse of a few Michener students talking about what they love most about our programs. Find out why patient interaction is one of Natasha’s favourite things about nuclear medicine, how being on the front-lines of cancer treatment motivates Kwee and how knowing her classmates inside and out is a unique advantage for Nicole. Find these students…

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Scholarship awards dedicated students with the opportunity to achieve dreams

Registered Respiratory Therapist Kyoom Abdool has been deeply involved with Michener over the past 40 years. As a proud Michener grad, Kyoom joined Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program as an instructor and served as a member of Michener’s Board of Governors. In 2013, Kyoom decided to help aspiring graduates by partnering with Trudell Medical Marketing Limited…

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Living and breathing leadership in respiratory care

There are teams at work deep behind the scenes of health care education, helping to ensure that Canadians receive the same standard of care across the country. These teams are championing academic accreditation, so that schools and training institutions teach consistent curricula and generate health care professionals who can treat patients with standardized, high-quality care….

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Yale Internship Inspires Michener Student’s Respiratory Research

Second year respiratory therapy student Veena Deekonda wants to change how we discuss ethics in respiratory therapy that arise from advances in technology and care. Veena participated in a summer internship at Yale University’s Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics that led her research on the ethical dilemma posed by elective ventilation in organ donation…

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