Michener Blog: Is CRISPR the sci-fi future we’ve been warned about?

Imagine a future where parents can control the genetic traits of their children. They could carefully select their most desirable qualities, such as hair or eye colour, or an aptitude for swimming or running. Diseases and hereditary conditions like certain cancers and heart conditions, or even colour blindness and male pattern baldness could become virtually…

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2017

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2018, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2017. 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…

Radiation Therapy student’s art appears on cover of medical radiation sciences journal

Radiation therapy may not be where many go for artistic inspiration, but when the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists put out the call for cover art for a special issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (JMIRS), Eugene Leung had to look no further than the treatment planning suite. A third-year…

Big Ideas: Digitally Enabling Education in a Learning System

If you asked a group of monks back in the 13th Century if they thought they would one day be replaced by a machine, I’m sure they would have said, “Are you kidding me? No one has as beautiful penmanship as I do, you can’t replace that with a machine!” Today, when you ask a…

Celebrating Michener’s clinical partners

Clinical Recognition Awards thank the clinical coordinators and educators who go the extra mile for Michener’s students For many of the full-time students at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, clinical placements are the first opportunity they have to put the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, labs and simulation exercises into practice.…

Michener Student Awards: One student’s journey into health care

In his mid-thirties and already in the midst of an established career with the Red Door Family Shelter in Toronto, Sam Gennidakis’ foray into health care was an unanticipated result of a family tragedy. But even before Sam became a student at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, he knew he was meant for…

Michener named an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development

It is perhaps the best evidence to date that integrating Michener within UHN was meant to be: last week, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada granted the Michener Institute of Education at UHN status as an accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider. This means that physicians will be able to earn Continuing…

Michener Blog: #Support4Research – Why Research Matters

At University Health Network (UHN), we’re proudly home to countless innovations and dozens of world-first breakthroughs that have transformed health care. The research behind these advances has gone on to inform everyday medical treatments and tests that have had a global impact on health care delivery. Continued investment in health research is therefore critical to…

Michener valedictorian hoping to inspire future engineering and health care professionals

When Judy Tran thinks back to her time in high school, she recalls being a timid student interested in science and engineering, starting to think about what her future might look like. Now a medical laboratory technologist at Toronto General Hospital and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s 2017 valedictorian, Judy is helping students…

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