UHN team produces 3D printed face shields

This past March, as Canada began preparing for the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, heath care workers searched for ways that they could quickly make a difference. Vahid Anwari, Radiological Technologist at Toronto General Hospital and Michener alumnus, realized that his background in 3D printing research could help with PPE production during this critical time.…

Redeployed UHN staff help bring Long Term Care facility out of outbreak

When Rosa Seif volunteered to be redeployed to Long Term Care (LTC), she didn’t expect to learn and grow as a health care provider as much as she did. As a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at UHN and a 2018 graduate of the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, she had little to no bedside care…

Welcoming Michener’s first Principal of the School of Applied Health Sciences

We are pleased to announce that beginning September 1, 2020, Dr. Harvey Weingarten will play a formal role in the growth of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN as the first Principal of the School of Applied Health Sciences. This position will provide leadership, strategic advice and guidance to the school and Michener overall…

Michener adapts to deliver simulation semester online

With no indication of physical distancing measures changing in the near future, the Centre for the Advancement of Simulation Education at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN is finding innovative ways to safely deliver the summer simulation semester. Michener’s Communication course, which runs yearly in March for many internal programs, is designed as an…

‘I would like to think we have done extraordinary things during extraordinary times’

As a result of federal and provincial emergency orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, along with all educational institutions in the province, have been teaching online since March. For most of Michener’s full-time programs, this has meant a big change from how lectures and labs are delivered.…

Michener steps up to support the health care system during pandemic

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic this past March, the Education Leadership team at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN jumped into action to minimize the impact on staff and students. The first key priority was to ensure Michener students were able to finish their academic programs and enter the workforce…

Chiropody Celebrates Foot Health Month

As we continue to adjust our lifestyle and socially distance during the COVD-19 pandemic, we may observe changes in our overall health. Many people have taken up outdoor running and jogging to maintain their fitness. Although it is wonderful to see so many individuals take strides to improve their health, we should be aware of…

Important information regarding the COVID-19 virus and Michener operations

Continuing Education: Continuing Education has made a decision to postpone in-person classes and workshops until further notice. Some exceptions may apply. All fully online programming and courses will continue or begin as scheduled. Please look for communications from your Faculty or Program Assistants for additional details. Clinical Placements: We can now confirm that the clinical…

Respiratory Therapy students graduate five weeks early to enter the frontlines

In a normal year, students graduating from Michener’s Respiratory Therapy program would be finishing off their 30-week clinical placement and preparing for the program composite exam. But 2020 has been anything but normal. In late March, five weeks before the end of their clinical placement, Respiratory Therapy students in their last year of the program…

Michener-led team helps upskill critical care workers to provide COVID-19 care

With the rapid rise and severity of COVID-19 cases, hospitals and long-term care (LTC) facilities are urgently redeploying health care professional to support patients and LTC residents. To make this happen quickly, a team led by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN worked with experts from across Toronto Region to create an online education…