Michener Staff Answer the Call for Redeployment in a Big Way

  In mid-March, just as the COVID-19 crisis was beginning in Canada, Michener’s Human Resources team put out a call for volunteers. In the midst of the pandemic, UHN was short on people to screen patients for the illness at hospital entrances and to help out at the staff Respite Centre. When Michener’s Manager of…

Important information regarding the COVID-19 virus and Michener operations

Dear Students and Colleagues, Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the unprecedented situation surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. We hope that you and your family are keeping well during this uncertain time. We have a few important updates to share, as well as reminders about previous changes. This information…

‘It’s a real tangible chance to make a difference with our skills’

When the call came, Ryan Wybenga and his colleagues were eager to help. As the volume of testing of COVID-19 swabs overwhelmed the capacity of Public Health Ontario labs, Ryan’s Shared Hospital Lab (SHL), where about 80 per cent of the core molecular team are graduates of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, was…

Michener incorporates Artificial Intelligence into Foot Care program

According to Diabetes Canada, the amputation of a lower limb occurs in Ontario once every four hours, and according to Wounds Canada, 85 per cent of amputations from diabetic foot wounds are preventable. In an effort to improve this statistic, foot health professionals are seeking better ways to improve the accuracy and efficiency of wound…

Michener grad manages blood transfusion lifeline

As the blood transfusion laboratory manager at UHN, Alioska Escorcia faces a litany of daily challenges including high patient volumes, emergency cases, occasional blood shortages and always tight timelines. But the Michener alumna is taking it all in stride. “I am constantly learning new things and building on the knowledge that I have,” she says.…

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2019

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2019. From the ways Michener’s students have had a profound impact on patient care, to how they’re adapting and transforming their careers with the emergence of disruptive technologies, these stories showcase the amazing dedication our…

Michener introduces new Chiropody Wound Care program

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the Toronto General Hospital Vascular Clinic are thrilled to be working collaboratively to offer a new Advanced Chiropody Wound Care program that began in the fall of 2019. Michener is excited for this opportunity that stemmed from the integration with UHN. This two-semester Fellowship program teaches best…

President’s Scholar chasing dream of working in health care

Marienell Talla comes from a long line of health care professionals, so it’s no surprise she was eager to work in health care too. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto (U of T) to study life sciences with the intention of later entering a health care program. Two years into her undergrad,…

Dr. Diana Schatz Scholar takes a chance on her passion

Amrita Singh always knew she was good at science, but what she didn’t know is where that would take her. Growing up, she was involved in her family’s import distribution business from India and figured she’d eventually take on the business. However, given her interest in science and knowing she had the family business and…