Book co-authored by Dr. Brian Hodges to be released in November

With many concerned that an increase in technology could mean the disintegration of compassionate care, a team from Associated Medical Services (AMS) that includes UHN VP of Education Dr. Brian Hodges has written a book called Without Compassion, There Is No Healthcare that will be published this November. The topic was born out of the…

Paper by Michener students to be published in Sonography journal

The importance of universal and additional precautions in regard to infection control has become abundantly clear during the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why three Ultrasound students at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences wrote a literature review exploring this topic that is being published by the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography (CJMS). Second year students Nicole…

Michener offers more financial aid support during challenging year

Covid-19 has not only put a strain on the economy but also posed new financial challenges for students who were unable to work during the school year and summer. Even prior to the pandemic, students who rely on support from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) were experiencing financial challenges after the provincial government made…

Meet the 2020 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Nolan Ross and Erin Lee to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second-year students are organizing this year’s activities and are your guides to Orientation 2020. Find out what Nolan and Erin are looking forward to most at Orientation, their best advice for new Michener students and what hilarious things have…

Diagnostic Cytology graduate transfers to COVID-19 lab

As a Cytotechnologist, Kristen Morandin was accustomed to sitting at a microscope accurately diagnosing slides seven hours a day. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, her role changed drastically. After graduating from the Diagnostic Cytology program at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN in 2018, Kristen began training for her new role at Dynacare…

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.…