Micro-credentials in the Applied Health Sciences: Quality is Key to Success

Toronto: A new discussion paper for eCampusOntario by The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s School of Applied Health Sciences argues for the importance of quality control when granting micro-credentials and recommends a framework for the incorporation of micro-credentials in the applied health sciences, all towards helping Canada’s health care professionals be more adaptable to…

Medical Laboratory Science graduates join the fight against Covid-19

This past January, 74 Medical Laboratory Science students at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN completed their program and prepared to join the fight against Covid-19. Even before writing their licensing exam in February, many of these students were conditionally hired to work in labs, and some of them, to perform Covid-19 testing. Michener’s…

Announcing Michener’s new Dean of Student Affairs and Registrar

We are delighted to announce two key new appointments at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma will be Michener’s new Dean of Student Affairs. Melanie has an impressive history and considerable experience in applied healthcare and in post-secondary education and administration. She has been a faculty member in Michener’s joint Radiation Therapy…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, we shine a light on some of the amazing work that Michener’s female alumni are doing for Canadian patients and their families. Naturally, we’re starting with Michener’s founder, Dr. Diana Schatz. Dr. Schatz’s work has supported the healthcare of millions of Canadians and set the standard for…

Chiropody student receives first MyHealth Award for an Outstanding Black Student

Last year, MyHealth established the Award for an Outstanding Black Student. This new award is given to a Black individual enrolled in a Michener full-time program who demonstrates a commitment to Black community involvement and a desire to enhance Black lives through their education and career choices. The first recipient of the award in 2020…

Michener Institute creates new program in digital health and data analytics

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is creating a new full-time program to meet the needs of the healthcare system for digitally-literate health professionals. The new Digital Health and Data Analytics Program is designed to be pragmatic, practical and job oriented – anticipating the needs of the workplace of the future and using the…

From Student to CEO

Jake Tran, Michener alumni and now President and CEO of Toronto Grace Hospital, always knew his future would lie with health sciences. After researching the work Respiratory Therapists (RTs) in ICU and emergency departments do with patients, Jake set his sights on Respiratory Therapy. Between his time at Michener and now, Jake has been part…

Michener goes above and beyond to support students self-isolating in residence

When Genetics Technology student Scott Whitehouse went home to Newfoundland for the holiday break, he had no idea he would find himself self-isolating upon returning to school. While in Newfoundland, Covid-19 regulations changed in December to require those entering Ontario from other provinces in Canada to isolate for 14 days. “About two weeks before my…