Paramedic students help vulnerable populations put best foot forward

Angela Seng knows that good foot care is essential to good health. But the second-year Paramedic student also knows it’s easy to overlook the body part that pounds countless kilometres of pavement every day, especially when someone has more pressing priorities, such as securing food and shelter. That lesson is reinforced regularly for Seng. She…

Michener Celebrates 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 passed away in October 2020 and her work set the standard for medical technology…

COVID Care Learning platform receives 2021 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education

A team led by Maria Tassone, Karen Chaiton and Mohammad Salhia from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN and University Health Network has won the 2021 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education in recognition of the program: www.COVIDCareLearning.ca. In 2000, Longwoods Publishing created the Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education to recognize…

Celebrating the career of Michener’s People and Culture Director

In celebration of Black History Month, we are sharing Black stories and experiences from individuals working in education, healthcare and research at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Dr. Teni (Teniayo) Araba is the People and Culture Director at Michener. She is a seasoned and results-driven professional with more than 15 years of leadership…

Celebrating the career of Debbie Warner

In celebration of Black History Month, we are sharing Black stories and experiences from individuals working in education, healthcare and research at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. On April 29, 2022, Debbie Warner, Manager in Continuing Education (CE) at Michener, will be retiring after decades working in healthcare. Debbie began her career as…

Nova Scotia Innovating to Train Healthcare Workers Faster

The province of Nova Scotia is moving quickly to train more students for high-demand healthcare jobs across Nova Scotia. The Departments of Advanced Education and Health and Wellness, along with Nova Scotia Health, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Toronto-based Michener Institute of Education at University Health Network. The Michener Institute specializes…

Respiratory therapy frontlines extend beyond just hospitals

When we think about respiratory therapists in the pandemic, we imagine the ICUs at capacity with COVID patients. But the respiratory therapy frontlines extend beyond just hospitals — these specialized health care workers are often in the community assessing patients in their homes. Chelsea Mott is a 2019 Michener Respiratory Therapy grad who works in…

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…