Michener alumna uses skills gained in her program to support colleagues during pandemic

Health care workers were plunged into a crisis in 2020 when the pandemic reached North America, and as the pandemic evolved, many were forced to make major shifts in their roles. Jennifer Snowdon, a 2014 graduate of Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program, experienced this shift firsthand. As the Regional Manager of Laboratory Quality Assurance and…

Learning how to improve learning during the pandemic

The pandemic has created teaching and learning challenges at educational institutes across the province, especially at a school as unique as the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, where hands-on learning is vital to our learners’ experience. Feedback from several sources indicates that Michener’s students are experiencing a lot of stress around academic performance. Students…

Collegiate Bronze Medal recipient proud to enter the field of Genetics Technology

The Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students across Canada for more than 125 years. The Collegiate Bronze Medal was established to celebrate the exceptional achievements of students and is awarded to the Advanced Diploma program student who receives the highest overall average in their graduating year at the Michener…

A place to reflect and honour Shkagamik-Kwe (Mother Earth)

Ashley Migwans, Program Coordinator, Indigenous Health & Population Health and Social Medicine, UHN, joined a group of volunteers to plant the Indigenous healing garden at the Michener Institute of Education. UHN’s first Indigenous healing garden is taking root at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. From design to implementation, the garden – located at…

Ultrasound students receive Outstanding Journal Submission Award

  Last year, three Ultrasound students in Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences wrote a literature review exploring the importance of universal and additional precautions in regard to infection control that was published by the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography (CJMS) in its Winter 2020 edition. Now, the review by second year students Nicole Marley,…

Respiratory Therapy graduates enter the field during the third wave

At a time when they’re needed most, 30 Respiratory Therapy students at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s School of Applied Health Sciences completed their program and prepared to enter the frontlines of healthcare this past April. Respiratory Therapists (RTs) are the medical professionals who treat problems with a patient’s lungs or breathing. They…

Clinical Educators’ Day honours the contributions of our clinical partners

For many full-time students at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences, clinical placements are the first opportunity they have to put the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, labs and simulation exercises into practice. This vital learning experience and critical career step is only made possible by some very important partners. Every year, Michener hosts Clinical…

Michener grad supports fellow MRI technologists halfway across the globe

Michener alumni are known for their leadership and the support they provide to their team, but stepping up for fellow health care workers halfway across the world is exceptional, even by Michener’s high standards. Ken Pui was part of the first graduating class of Michener’s MRI program in 1999 and he now works as the…

Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month, and this is an important celebration for Michener. As we continue our work toward making our space at Michener inclusive, accessible and welcoming, Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of Michener’s diverse community and help us draw attention to the incredible work that staff, faculty and…