Announcing the Executive Director of Michener/UHN’s School of Continuing Education

The University Health Network (UHN) and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN are delighted to announce Maria Tassone’s new appointment as Executive Director of Michener/UHN’s School of Continuing Education. Throughout her career, Maria has held a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership positions across a multitude of professions. She is passionate about the…

Medical Laboratory Science graduates join the fight against Covid-19

This past January, 74 Medical Laboratory Science students at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN completed their program and prepared to join the fight against Covid-19. Even before writing their licensing exam in February, many of these students were conditionally hired to work in labs, and some of them, to perform Covid-19 testing. Michener’s…

Announcing Michener’s new Dean of Student Affairs and Registrar

We are delighted to announce two key new appointments at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma will be Michener’s new Dean of Student Affairs. Melanie has an impressive history and considerable experience in applied healthcare and in post-secondary education and administration. She has been a faculty member in Michener’s joint Radiation Therapy…

Chiropody student receives first MyHealth Award for an Outstanding Black Student

Last year, MyHealth established the Award for an Outstanding Black Student. This new award is given to a Black individual enrolled in a Michener full-time program who demonstrates a commitment to Black community involvement and a desire to enhance Black lives through their education and career choices. The first recipient of the award in 2020…

Michener Institute creates new program in digital health and data analytics

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is creating a new full-time program to meet the needs of the healthcare system for digitally-literate health professionals. The new Digital Health and Data Analytics Program is designed to be pragmatic, practical and job oriented – anticipating the needs of the workplace of the future and using the…

Michener goes above and beyond to support students self-isolating in residence

When Genetics Technology student Scott Whitehouse went home to Newfoundland for the holiday break, he had no idea he would find himself self-isolating upon returning to school. While in Newfoundland, Covid-19 regulations changed in December to require those entering Ontario from other provinces in Canada to isolate for 14 days. “About two weeks before my…

How Michener turned its gym into Ontario’s first COVID-19 vaccination site

On December 14, 2020, University Health Network (UHN) gave the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario. Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker from the Rekai Centres, was the first to receive the vaccine at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s St. Patrick Campus, which was selected as the pilot site to give vaccines to…