Respiratory Therapy graduates enter the field during the third wave

At a time when they’re needed most, 30 Respiratory Therapy students at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s School of Applied Health Sciences completed their program and prepared to enter the frontlines of healthcare this past April. Respiratory Therapists (RTs) are the medical professionals who treat problems with a patient’s lungs or breathing. They…

Clinical Educators’ Day honours the contributions of our clinical partners

For many full-time students at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences, clinical placements are the first opportunity they have to put the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, labs and simulation exercises into practice. This vital learning experience and critical career step is only made possible by some very important partners. Every year, Michener hosts Clinical…

Michener grad supports fellow MRI technologists halfway across the globe

Michener alumni are known for their leadership and the support they provide to their team, but stepping up for fellow health care workers halfway across the world is exceptional, even by Michener’s high standards. Ken Pui was part of the first graduating class of Michener’s MRI program in 1999 and he now works as the…

Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month, and this is an important celebration for Michener. As we continue our work toward making our space at Michener inclusive, accessible and welcoming, Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of Michener’s diverse community and help us draw attention to the incredible work that staff, faculty and…

Announcing the Executive Director of Michener/UHN’s School of Continuing Education

The University Health Network (UHN) and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN are delighted to announce Maria Tassone’s new appointment as Executive Director of Michener/UHN’s School of Continuing Education. Throughout her career, Maria has held a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership positions across a multitude of professions. She is passionate about the…

Micro-credentials in the Applied Health Sciences: Quality is Key to Success

Toronto: A new discussion paper for eCampusOntario by The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s School of Applied Health Sciences argues for the importance of quality control when granting micro-credentials and recommends a framework for the incorporation of micro-credentials in the applied health sciences, all towards helping Canada’s health care professionals be more adaptable to…

Medical Laboratory Science graduates join the fight against Covid-19

This past January, 74 Medical Laboratory Science students at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN completed their program and prepared to join the fight against Covid-19. Even before writing their licensing exam in February, many of these students were conditionally hired to work in labs, and some of them, to perform Covid-19 testing. Michener’s…

Announcing Michener’s new Dean of Student Affairs and Registrar

We are delighted to announce two key new appointments at Michener’s School of Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma will be Michener’s new Dean of Student Affairs. Melanie has an impressive history and considerable experience in applied healthcare and in post-secondary education and administration. She has been a faculty member in Michener’s joint Radiation Therapy…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, we shine a light on some of the amazing work that Michener’s female alumni are doing for Canadian patients and their families. Naturally, we’re starting with Michener’s founder, Dr. Diana Schatz. Dr. Schatz’s work has supported the healthcare of millions of Canadians and set the standard for…