President’s Scholar eager to begin her career and learn more about pediatric perfusion

When Sienna Cole first discovered Cardiovascular Perfusion (CVP), she decided to shadow a few Perfusionists in Hamilton to see if she might enjoy a career in the field. “I was mesmerized by the skills of the Perfusionist and surgical team, and the application of physiology, anatomy and interdisciplinary teamwork involved in open heart surgery and…

Michener valedictorian eager to begin her Respiratory Therapy career at UHN

Sousna Hanna moved to Canada from Egypt in 2011. At the time, her father was already living here. “I’m part of what is considered a minority religion in Egypt,” she says. “During that time with the Civil War and change in politics, there were a lot of attacks against members of that minority, so we…

Dr. Schatz Scholarship recipient follows in her mother’s footsteps

Farnaz Arian first heard about The Michener Institute of Education at UHN from her mother, who completed the school’s Imaging Informatics Certificate Program. While completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University, Farnaz began looking into the programs offered at Michener and came across Chiropody. “I was interested in…

Michener model expanding to build capacity across Canada

With agreements in two new provinces over the past two months, Michener is accelerating its long-term goal of ensuring Canada has an adequate supply of critically-needed health professionals. “Since it was created in 1958, Michener has been a jewel in Ontario’s higher education and healthcare crown,” says Michener Principal Dr. Harvey Weingarten. “It is unlike…

Michener and National Medical Imaging Clinic, Education & Research Centre Bring MRI Technologist Training Program to Saskatchewan

National Medical Imaging Clinic, Education & Research Centre is a unique partnership led by James Smith Cree Nation and DR Links Holdings Inc. that has created Saskatchewan’s first medical imaging, research and education centre serving the local population, boosting economic development and increasing capacity for Canada’s healthcare system. National Medical Imaging Clinic, Education & Research…

Ultrasound students published in the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography

  The use of ultrasound imaging to estimate amniotic fluid volume is commonly used as a diagnostic test for oligohydramnios, which is the presence of too little amniotic fluid around a baby during pregnancy, resulting in fetal malnutrition. However, methods of measuring amniotic fluid volume and diagnostic criteria are controversial. That’s why three Ultrasound students…

Michener commits $10,000 to support students relocating for clinical placement

One of the things that makes graduates from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN attractive to employers is the experience they gain during their clinical placements, which provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their in-class learning in a hands-on environment. However, recent feedback from students revealed that…

Paramedic students help vulnerable populations put best foot forward

Angela Seng knows that good foot care is essential to good health. But the second-year Paramedic student also knows it’s easy to overlook the body part that pounds countless kilometres of pavement every day, especially when someone has more pressing priorities, such as securing food and shelter. That lesson is reinforced regularly for Seng. She…

COVID Care Learning platform receives 2021 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education

A team led by Maria Tassone, Karen Chaiton and Mohammad Salhia from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN and University Health Network has won the 2021 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education in recognition of the program: www.COVIDCareLearning.ca. In 2000, Longwoods Publishing created the Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education to recognize…