Michener Staff Answer the Call for Redeployment in a Big Way

  In mid-March, just as the COVID-19 crisis was beginning in Canada, Michener’s Human Resources team put out a call for volunteers. In the midst of the pandemic, UHN was short on people to screen patients for the illness at hospital entrances and to help out at the staff Respite Centre. When Michener’s Manager of…

‘It’s a real tangible chance to make a difference with our skills’

When the call came, Ryan Wybenga and his colleagues were eager to help. As the volume of testing of COVID-19 swabs overwhelmed the capacity of Public Health Ontario labs, Ryan’s Shared Hospital Lab (SHL), where about 80 per cent of the core molecular team are graduates of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, was…

Michener incorporates Artificial Intelligence into Foot Care program

According to Diabetes Canada, the amputation of a lower limb occurs in Ontario once every four hours, and according to Wounds Canada, 85 per cent of amputations from diabetic foot wounds are preventable. In an effort to improve this statistic, foot health professionals are seeking better ways to improve the accuracy and efficiency of wound…

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2019

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2019. From the ways Michener’s students have had a profound impact on patient care, to how they’re adapting and transforming their careers with the emergence of disruptive technologies, these stories showcase the amazing dedication our…

Michener introduces new Chiropody Wound Care program

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the Toronto General Hospital Vascular Clinic are thrilled to be working collaboratively to offer a new Advanced Chiropody Wound Care program that began in the fall of 2019. Michener is excited for this opportunity that stemmed from the integration with UHN. This two-semester Fellowship program teaches best…

President’s Scholar chasing dream of working in health care

Marienell Talla comes from a long line of health care professionals, so it’s no surprise she was eager to work in health care too. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto (U of T) to study life sciences with the intention of later entering a health care program. Two years into her undergrad,…

Dr. Diana Schatz Scholar takes a chance on her passion

Amrita Singh always knew she was good at science, but what she didn’t know is where that would take her. Growing up, she was involved in her family’s import distribution business from India and figured she’d eventually take on the business. However, given her interest in science and knowing she had the family business and…

October 21 to 25 is National Respiratory Therapy Week

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists celebrates Respiratory Therapy (RT) Week annually and this year it will run from October 21-25, 2019. The week-long celebration serves to recognize and appreciate Respiratory Therapists across the country and provide an opportunity to educate the public about their many roles and responsibilities. Respiratory Therapists specialize in airway management,…

Creating a better experience for First Nations patients

Growing up, Krista Maracle remembers her father warning her not to embrace her Mohawk heritage. It wasn’t until later in life that she decided to learn about her nation’s history and practices. “Not everyone understands the trauma that Indigenous families went through,” she says. “For my father, he still carried the fear that was instilled…