President’s Scholar chasing dream of working in health care

Marienell Talla comes from a long line of health care professionals, so it’s no surprise she was eager to work in health care too. After high school, she attended the University of Toronto (U of T) to study life sciences with the intention of later entering a health care program. Two years into her undergrad,…

Dr. Diana Schatz Scholar takes a chance on her passion

Amrita Singh always knew she was good at science, but what she didn’t know is where that would take her. Growing up, she was involved in her family’s import distribution business from India and figured she’d eventually take on the business. However, given her interest in science and knowing she had the family business and…

Making one of Michener’s oldest student bursaries more accessible to students

There’s a moment from her father’s funeral that Muriel Andreae will never forget. Among the people coming to say goodbye to Dr. Fred Heagy was the switchboard operator at the hospital where he had worked. Fifty five years earlier, Dr. Heagy had taken the time to visit her in the hospital when she was unwell.…

Alumni Association Board 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…

October 21 to 25 is National Respiratory Therapy Week

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists celebrates Respiratory Therapy (RT) Week annually and this year it will run from October 21-25, 2019. The week-long celebration serves to recognize and appreciate Respiratory Therapists across the country and provide an opportunity to educate the public about their many roles and responsibilities. Respiratory Therapists specialize in airway management,…

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…