Infection prevention protocols in place at Michener this fall

Wondering what to expect when you show up for classes or work at Michener this Fall? New and returning students will continue with a hybrid learning format this Fall, comprised of lectures delivered online with in-person labs and classroom components to reinforce learning. Michener’s Facilities team continues to remove onsite restrictions as UHN’s Infection Prevention…

Meet the 2022 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Claire-Marie Peck and Cindy Chow to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second-year students are organizing this year’s activities and are your guides to Orientation 2022. Find out what Claire and Cindy are looking forward to most at Orientation, their best advice for new Michener students and how the pandemic has…

Michener’s Clinical Education team innovates with new health care strategies

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, Michener’s Clinical Education team and our clinical partners moved quickly to give students the crucial hands-on experience to complete their programs while keeping them safe from COVID-19. Now, with everything the Clinical Education team has learned over the last two years, their role has shifted beyond student…

Michener grad stays ahead of technology trends in her Med Lab career

Stephanie Fenech is a lifelong learner. In many ways, graduating from Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program in 2005 was just the beginning of her journey. After her time at Michener, Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Technology degree and eventually a Master’s degree in Health Informatics. This education kept Stephanie ahead of health care technology trends…

Michener helps save limbs through digital technology

In Canada, 30 to 50 per cent of all healthcare involves a wound that, without regular care, can drive hospitalization, amputation and even death. Enter the pandemic. Older, comorbid patients at the highest risk for wounds are also at the greatest risk of COVID-19 complications. While public health measures have helped limit the spread of…

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The Accelerating the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare project was created to address the growing need for how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can and should be used in different healthcare fields. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN and Vector Institute have partnered together with the…

Michener staff use innovative education technology to enhance virtual learning

“One of my acquaintances in the healthcare field was upgrading his 3D printer and suggested we could 3D print some of the unique materials, such as a lead syringe shield, lead vial shield and lead elution pot,” says Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology faculty member Adam Zalewski. When the pandemic began in 2020, it…

A Michener Grad’s Journey into AI Learning

Yannie Lai has always been passionate about health sciences. Armed with a degree in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, in 2016 she decided to supplement her education with an advanced diploma in Radiation Therapy at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Through the program, she was able to land a clinical placement…

Collegiate Bronze Medal recipient stresses the vital importance of laboratory professionals

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…

President’s Scholar eager to begin her career and learn more about pediatric perfusion

When Sienna Cole first discovered Cardiovascular Perfusion (CVP), she decided to shadow a few Perfusionists in Hamilton to see if she might enjoy a career in the field. “I was mesmerized by the skills of the Perfusionist and surgical team, and the application of physiology, anatomy and interdisciplinary teamwork involved in open heart surgery and…