Ultrasound students published in Sonography journal

Staying on top of current infection control protocols has been incredibly important for healthcare workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why three Ultrasound students at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN wrote a literature review called Infection Control and Safety Protocols to Protect Sonographers and Patients, which was published in the Summer 2021 edition…

Michener becomes first Canadian school to offer a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Perfusion

The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities has granted consent to The Michener Institute of Education at UHN to offer a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion (CVP). This makes Michener the only school in Canada to offer a Master’s degree in this complex and important health profession. Cardiovascular perfusionists are critical members of cardiac surgical…

UHN hires healthcare students to support clinical teams during pandemic

As Ontario prepared to enter the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year, hospitals struggled to keep up with the immense demand for patient care while also managing staff shortages. To assist with this immediate need for support, the Ministry of Health invited University Health Network (UHN) to participate in a new program…

Education scientists receive funding to develop COVID-19 vaccine education initiatives with PSWs

To earn trust in science and healthcare within a vital but often marginalized community, education scientists across University Health Network (UHN), the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph will receive funding from the Government of Canada’s Immunization Partnership Fund to develop COVID-19 vaccine education initiatives with a focus on partnering with Personal Support…

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,…