How Michener turned its gym into Ontario’s first COVID-19 vaccination site

On December 14, 2020, University Health Network (UHN) gave the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario. Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker from the Rekai Centres, was the first to receive the vaccine at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s St. Patrick Campus, which was selected as the pilot site to give vaccines to…

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2020

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2021, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2020. 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 to create new programs in Digital Health and Data Analytics

Toronto, ON – The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is creating new programs in artificial intelligence to meet the health system’s need for digitally-literate health professionals. The new Digital Health and Data Analytics Program will consist of a new full-time program in the School of Applied Health Sciences, new curriculum in these emerging areas…

President’s Award recipient aims to make an impact on the lives of his patients

After completing his Honours Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University, Braveenan Nirmalan was in search of an educational program that would set him on a career path and offer him hands-on experience. Through his research, he discovered Chiropody and thought it looked like a challenging career that was in demand and would allow him…

Michener staff create new rounds on teaching in an online environment

With The Michener Institute of Education at UHN currently conducting its first online Fall semester due to the Covid-19 pandemic, faculty are seeking ways to share best practices and resources to support one another during this new method of teaching. To help address this challenge, a team of faculty and staff have developed new virtual…

Behind the scenes at Michener’s 2020 virtual convocation

Like most milestones in 2020, Michener’s convocation was certainly one to remember. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health guidelines around physical distancing, this year’s convocation was a virtual event that went live on October 17 with over 900 people tuning in. Despite the challenges of putting together a digital event of this…

Paying tribute to Michener’s founder, Dr. Diana Schatz

Dr. Diana Schatz, founder of the Michener Institute, passed away on October 24, 2020 surrounded by her family. The UHN and Michener education community was fortunate to have celebrated Dr. Schatz’s accomplishments with her and her family twice over the past two years: in marking Michener’s 60th anniversary in October 2018, and again when she…