Michener awards the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal for the first time

First awarded more than 140 years ago, the Governor General’s Academic Medals are among the most prestigious awards a student graduating from a Canadian educational institution can receive. From past Canadian Prime Ministers to renowned authors, the medal recipients have gone on to lead remarkable careers and have made their mark in their chosen field.…

Michener Alumnus Challenges the Health Care System

A focus on preventive foot care would considerably reduce the number of lower extremity amputations being performed on diabetics, says Tom Weisz, a 1998 Michener chiropody graduate. Tom is advocating for early intervention and treatment of the open foot wounds diabetics too often experience. If left untreated, infections can set in requiring some part of…

Alumni Association 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…

Creating a better experience for First Nations patients

Growing up, Krista Maracle remembers her father warning her not to embrace her Mohawk heritage. It wasn’t until later in life that she decided to learn about her nation’s history and practices. “Not everyone understands the trauma that Indigenous families went through,” she says. “For my father, he still carried the fear that was instilled…

Meet the 2019 Orientation Coordinators

    We’re excited to introduce Tina Chu and Oksana Kaczala to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second-year students are organizing this year’s activities and are your guides to Orientation 2019. Find out what Tina and Oksana are looking forward to most at Orientation, their best advice for new Michener students and their hidden talents.…

Wishing Farewell to Cliff Nordal

In July 1969, two weeks after starting his career in health care, Cliff Nordal was looking for a place to watch the first moon landing. His rental room didn’t have a television, so he ended up joining the crowd watching through a display window at the downtown Toronto Eaton’s store. Today, as he wraps up…

Michener’s founder recognized as global health care leader

Dr. Diana Schatz, founder of The Michener Institute, has received the 2019 UHN Global Impact Award for her pioneering work in Canadian and global health care education. Dr. Schatz’s work has supported the health care of millions of Canadians, and set the standard for medical technology education in Canada, China and the Middle East. She…

Michener valedictorian realizing dream of a career in health care

For many of us, figuring out what makes you want to jump out of bed every morning is a lifelong process. But not for Samantha Bulger. In high school, Sam as she’s known knew she loved science and that she wanted to work in health care. Radiation therapy was her first career choice, but she…

Jumping in feet first with The Toe Bro

With May being Foot Health Month, we’re featuring a Michener alumnus who is raising awareness on the importance of maintaining proper foot care in a creative way. From graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Chiropody to having his own TV show, Jonathan Tomines’ career has been anything but ordinary. Jonathan grew up watching and assisting…

‘It’s a better learning experience for everyone’

In the high-stress environment of an Emergency Department (ED) where decisions need to be made quickly, errors can occur when a health care team doesn’t know how to effectively communicate with one another. To address this problem, the ED Simulation Committee at UHN is aiming to improve interprofessional communication and patient safety by organizing simulation…