Overcoming obstacles par for the course for international students

Starting a program at a new school is always tough. But imagine beginning one at a new school when you’ve recently arrived in Canada from abroad, leaving behind your family, friends and a career you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Now take it one step further and think about what it would take to then…

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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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Meet your 2016 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Eric Lindsay and Christian Raharja to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second-year medical radiation sciences students are helping to organize this year’s Orientation activities to help you Connect to Michener. Find out what Eric and Christian are looking forward to most at Orientation, their favourite thing about going to Michener, their best piece…

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The Michener Institute Celebrates the Class of 2016

Eryl Fraser isn’t sure what led her into healthcare. After she graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree specializing in biology with a minor in English, she says she found herself in Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program thanks to an interest in medical testing and, as much…

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Q&A with Class of 2016 Valedictorian Eryl Fraser

Convocation is just over a week away and to get ready, we asked medical laboratory science graduand, former Student Council Vice President, Orientation Week Coordinator, student representative on the Alumni Board and 2016 Valedictorian Eryl Fraser about her time at Michener, what inspires her and what she is looking forward to most in the future….

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No Small Feat: Chiropody Sock Drive Makes Michener History

Thanks to the generosity of a small Newfoundland community and some friendly competition, the Chiropody program’s annual sock drive has made Michener history. Each year throughout the month of May, Michener’s second-year chiropody class collects new, unworn socks to raise awareness of Foot Health Month and support Toronto’s homeless community. This year, they nearly tripled…

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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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Recognizing excellence and accomplishments at the 2015 Student Awards Ceremony

Every year, Michener comes together to celebrate the achievements of its students and the generosity of its donors. The annual Student Awards Ceremony, held on Wednesday, November 4, honoured scholarship and award recipients, and the donors who help contribute to academic success at Michener. This year, the Student Awards Ceremony was also an opportunity to…

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