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…

Demonstrating Michener’s frail aging suit on The Nature of Things

This September, 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.Hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist, David Suzuki, The Nature of Things is currently in its 60th season. Every week, the program presents stories that are driven…

Big or small, every step counts

Michener alumna Marlene Botelho, who works as an X-Ray and CT technologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, considers all dimensions of a person’s wellness when tending to her patients – and they appreciate it. Marlene is not only aware of her patient’s medical treatment but her patient’s comfort. “I felt like a relative was caring for…

Personalized Learning Program Learners Return to Michener

Last summer, the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation (CLIS) and the International Centre for Education (UHN ICE) hosted their first Personalized Learning Program (PLP™) in Simulation at Michener’s St. Patrick Campus. The learners, Salim Bader and Ronen Bercovitz, joined us from the National Training Center for Imaging Professions at Sheba Medical Center, the largest…

Michener awards the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal for the first time

First awarded more than 140 years ago, the Governor General’s Academic Medals are among the most prestigious awards a student graduating from a Canadian educational institution can receive. From past Canadian Prime Ministers to renowned authors, the medal recipients have gone on to lead remarkable careers and have made their mark in their chosen field.…

Michener Alumnus Challenges the Health Care System

A focus on preventive foot care would considerably reduce the number of lower extremity amputations being performed on diabetics, says Tom Weisz, a 1998 Michener chiropody graduate. Tom is advocating for early intervention and treatment of the open foot wounds diabetics too often experience. If left untreated, infections can set in requiring some part of…

Alumni Association Update

Hello fellow Alumni! Fall is upon us and it has been a busy season with the Alumni Association Board. We have had two board meeting since the school term started. Ray Nielsen has been instrumental in our ongoing search for student representation within the board. Our student representatives have always been an integral connection for…

Honouring a family’s 20-year contribution to Michener student success

Alexandra Mitchell was a natural fit for a career in health care. She was ambitious, confident and a genuine caregiver. As a true Halloween baby born on October 31, Alexandra loved good-humoured mischief. “We called her a trickster and a treater,” says her father, Kent Mitchell. Alexandra graduated from Michener’s Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging…

New workshop on verbal de-escalation

For the first time this June, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is running a Situational Awareness and Verbal De-escalation course. The four-hour workshop is designed to empower health care professionals and administrative staff who interact with patients by teaching them to recognize and manage escalating or threatening situations in a way that will…

Michener faculty colour their hair to conquer cancer

Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer is a bold new fundraising program that invites Canadians to colour their hair and raise funds to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre during the month of May. This event served as a celebration for the Medical Laboratory Science, Radiation Therapy and Chiropody programs for reaching their fundraising goals.…