Alumni Association Board Update – May 2020

Hello, Michener alumni. It has been a challenging spring so far. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all Michener activities, including many that involve our Board. Most notably, the pandemic has resulted in changes to our calendar of events. One of the cancelled events was this year’s career fair. As the career fair is…

Aging Well Suzuki Style

In September 2019, David Suzuki and his team from The Nature of Things met with Jane Mattson, Manager, Continuing Education, to film an episode showcasing Michener’s frail aging suit. In this episode, which aired on February 28, Suzuki takes viewers along on his journey to discover if he’s still alive and kicking at 83 years…

Dr. Daniel Andreae Selected for Humanitarian of the Year Award

Michener Board of Governors member Dr. Daniel Andreae was recently selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for the esteemed Humanitarian of the Year Award. Dr. Andreae was honoured at IAOTP’s 2019 Annual Awards Gala for the Male Visionary of the Year Award and also as the Man of the Year. He will…

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Vital Role of Medical Laboratory Technologists

With a surge in the number of Canadians being tested for COVID-19 in recent weeks, medical labs are finding it difficult to keep up with the growing demand. As a result of the pandemic, labs are being asked to handle more than 50,000 COVID-19 tests in a short amount of time, with numbers increasing every…

Every Ventilator Counts

One of the most serious concerns around the COVID-19 crisis is that hospitals won’t have enough ventilators to treat patients who become critically ill. UHN is turning to every resource for help. In mid-March, Michener’s leadership team asked the Respiratory Therapy department to ship any ventilator equipment they could find to Toronto Western and Toronto…

Alumni Association Board Update – February 2020

Hello, Michener alumni. I hope you’re having a great start to 2020. The Alumni Association has already met once since the new year and we are working to bring you the experience you want. At our first meeting of the year, we were pleased to have two new members join our board as student representatives,…

Michener Board Member inducted into IAOTP Hall of Fame

Dr. Daniel Andreae, Michener Board of Governors Voting Member, was recently inducted into the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Hall of Fame. While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honour in itself, only 10 honoured IAOTP members are inducted into the organization’s exclusive Hall of Fame. These special honourees are…

An exceptional safety story and what I love about TeamUHN

When we are faced with something that doesn’t seem right, we have the decision to pursue answers or let it go. We make this choice all the time in every part of our lives. Sometimes we let things go because the human mind is imperfect and we know we might be wrong. But in many…

Launching The Institute for Education Research

On September 12, 2019, members of the Michener and UHN community gathered to celebrate the launch of the 7th UHN institute: The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at UHN. The reception was held at the DeGaspris Conservatory and included presentations by institute Co-Directors Dr. Ann Russell and Dr. Nikki Woods, and Institute Director Dr. Brian…

Call for Applications – TUTOR-PHC 2020 Intake Year

The call for applications for Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, mid-career clinicians and decision makers in primary health care. What is the TUTOR-PHC program? TUTOR-PHC is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers…