The 2019 Michener Honorary Diploma recipient

We are excited to announce that André Picard will be the recipient of Michener’s Honorary Diploma in 2019. André Picard is one of Canada’s best-known commentators on public policy. He is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. Mr. Picard has received much acclaim for his…

Michener alumna receives OAMRS award

The Recent Graduate Award from the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) recognizes a graduate from an accredited Canadian program who demonstrates outstanding promise and achievement in patient care, leadership, team development, volunteering, promoting the profession or willingness to learn and go out of their comfort zone to advance their practice. Congratulations to Michener…

Michener grad prevents allergic reaction at TWH

At the beginning of the year, Chitra Muthupalaniappan, MRI Technologist at Toronto Western Hospital, prevented what could have been a tricky situation for both patient and staff. It was a chilly Tuesday in January, and the MRI department was bustling. A patient came in for a scheduled pre-op MRI when Chitra became aware of something…

MRS program achieves outstanding accreditation result

  In January 2019, the joint Michener/University of Toronto Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program underwent a review by Accreditation Canada. We are very proud to share that the program received full accreditation for all three streams i.e. Radiological Technology, Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology, meeting every single criterion within each of…

An Advocate for Lifelong Learning – Maria Hamilton

  When did you attend The Michener Institute and what did you study? I studied Respiratory Therapy and graduated in 1992, and then I came back and did the Cardiovascular Perfusion program and graduated from that in 2005. What do you remember from your time at Michener? Michener takes all that theoretical knowledge and makes…

In Memory of Dr. Winston Isaac

We are deeply saddened to share that Dr. Winston Isaac, Michener alumnus and previous faculty member, passed away on February 15, 2019. Dr. Isaac was a key part of the Respiratory Therapy program at The Michener Institute for almost 20 years – first as a student starting in 1971, then as a Clinical Coordinator in…

Michener introduces new course on cannabis education

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in Canada. But the education around cannabis has not caught up to the industry’s momentum, leaving health care professionals to learn about cannabis on the fly as they try to provide safe and effective patient care. Sabrina Ramkellawan is trying to change that. Vice President of Clinical…

Alumni Association Board of Directors Update

A Look Back on the 2017/2018 Academic Year The Alumni Association Board of Directors helped kicked off the 2017/2018 fall semester alongside incoming students at Michener’s Orientation. The Association sponsored a photo booth on the first day of the event and Board members had the chance to mingle with the new cohort at the Orientation…

A year in review, and an exciting year ahead

It’s hard to believe it has been three years since we became The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. We have accomplished so much in that time, and yet every day I have conversations with faculty, staff and students about new ways to advance health care scholarship. I can’t imagine a more dynamic work environment,…

Dr. Brian Hodges named CAHS fellow

UHN’s Executive Vice-President of Education, Dr. Brian Hodges, has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – one of the highest honours for the country’s health sciences community. The academy brings together Canada’s leading health scientists and scholars to address critical health challenges facing Canadians. The fellows are recognized for their…