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…

Making one of Michener’s oldest student bursaries more accessible to students

There’s a moment from her father’s funeral that Muriel Andreae will never forget. Among the people coming to say goodbye to Dr. Fred Heagy was the switchboard operator at the hospital where he had worked. Fifty five years earlier, Dr. Heagy had taken the time to visit her in the hospital when she was unwell.…

Alumni Association Board Update

Hello fellow Alumni! Fall is upon us and it has been a busy season with the Alumni Association Board. We have had two board meeting since the school term started. Ray Nielsen has been instrumental in our ongoing search for student representation within the board. Our student representatives have always been an integral connection for…

October 21 to 25 is National Respiratory Therapy Week

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists celebrates Respiratory Therapy (RT) Week annually and this year it will run from October 21-25, 2019. The week-long celebration serves to recognize and appreciate Respiratory Therapists across the country and provide an opportunity to educate the public about their many roles and responsibilities. Respiratory Therapists specialize in airway management,…