Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2020

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2021, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2020. From the ways Michener adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic, to how our students have had a profound impact on patient care, and how they’re adapting and transforming their careers with the emergence of disruptive…

Michener to create new programs in Digital Health and Data Analytics

Toronto, ON – The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is creating new programs in artificial intelligence to meet the health system’s need for digitally-literate health professionals. The new Digital Health and Data Analytics Program will consist of a new full-time program in the School of Applied Health Sciences, new curriculum in these emerging areas…

President’s Award recipient aims to make an impact on the lives of his patients

After completing his Honours Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University, Braveenan Nirmalan was in search of an educational program that would set him on a career path and offer him hands-on experience. Through his research, he discovered Chiropody and thought it looked like a challenging career that was in demand and would allow him…

Michener staff create new rounds on teaching in an online environment

With The Michener Institute of Education at UHN currently conducting its first online Fall semester due to the Covid-19 pandemic, faculty are seeking ways to share best practices and resources to support one another during this new method of teaching. To help address this challenge, a team of faculty and staff have developed new virtual…

Book co-authored by Dr. Brian Hodges to be released in November

With many concerned that an increase in technology could mean the disintegration of compassionate care, a team from Associated Medical Services (AMS) that includes UHN VP of Education Dr. Brian Hodges has written a book called Without Compassion, There Is No Healthcare that will be published this November. The topic was born out of the…

Paper by Michener students to be published in Sonography journal

The importance of universal and additional precautions in regard to infection control has become abundantly clear during the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why three Ultrasound students at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences wrote a literature review exploring this topic that is being published by the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography (CJMS). Second year students Nicole…

Michener offers more financial aid support during challenging year

Covid-19 has not only put a strain on the economy but also posed new financial challenges for students who were unable to work during the school year and summer. Even prior to the pandemic, students who rely on support from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) were experiencing financial challenges after the provincial government made…

Meet the 2020 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Nolan Ross and Erin Lee to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second-year students are organizing this year’s activities and are your guides to Orientation 2020. Find out what Nolan and Erin are looking forward to most at Orientation, their best advice for new Michener students and what hilarious things have…