Michener first school in Canada to have cutting-edge Medical Laboratory Science instrument

Starting this January, the Michener Institute of Education at UHN will become the only school in Canada to teach with the most cutting-edge microbiology instrument currently being used in a lab setting. Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization – time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was first introduced into routine testing in microbiology labs about…

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2021

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2022, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2021. From the ways Michener adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic, to how our students have had a profound impact on patient care, and how they’re adapting and transforming their careers with the emergence of disruptive…

Michener’s digital marketing success is about collaboration

Michener’s digital marketing strategy is about engaging the highest quality candidates at every point in their journey – from when they are starting to think about their options to receiving an acceptance letter to their first day in class and beyond into their careers. But Michener’s Communications and Marketing team has learned that this journey…

Q & A with a new Michener grad who started her career in the pandemic

For Michener’s 2021 graduates, entering the workforce in the pandemic – often in a new city and an unfamiliar environment – was particularly challenging. We spoke to Meaghan Guistina Stayzer, a 2021 Radiation Therapy grad, about her experience starting a new position at the London Regional Cancer Program at Victoria Hospital in London Ontario. With…

Ultrasound students published in Sonography journal

Staying on top of current infection control protocols has been incredibly important for healthcare workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why three Ultrasound students at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN wrote a literature review called Infection Control and Safety Protocols to Protect Sonographers and Patients, which was published in the Summer 2021 edition…

Michener becomes first Canadian school to offer a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Perfusion

The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities has granted consent to The Michener Institute of Education at UHN to offer a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion (CVP). This makes Michener the only school in Canada to offer a Master’s degree in this complex and important health profession. Cardiovascular perfusionists are critical members of cardiac surgical…

UHN hires healthcare students to support clinical teams during pandemic

As Ontario prepared to enter the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year, hospitals struggled to keep up with the immense demand for patient care while also managing staff shortages. To assist with this immediate need for support, the Ministry of Health invited University Health Network (UHN) to participate in a new program…

Education scientists receive funding to develop COVID-19 vaccine education initiatives with PSWs

To earn trust in science and healthcare within a vital but often marginalized community, education scientists across University Health Network (UHN), the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph will receive funding from the Government of Canada’s Immunization Partnership Fund to develop COVID-19 vaccine education initiatives with a focus on partnering with Personal Support…

Michener alumna uses skills gained in her program to support colleagues during pandemic

Health care workers were plunged into a crisis in 2020 when the pandemic reached North America, and as the pandemic evolved, many were forced to make major shifts in their roles. Jennifer Snowdon, a 2014 graduate of Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program, experienced this shift firsthand. As the Regional Manager of Laboratory Quality Assurance and…