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…

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…

Training the next generation of health care providers in 3D

The Anesthesia Simulation Centre at UHN is using simulation and 3D printed models to not only improve health care workers’ knowledge and skills, but also address educational gaps identified in hospital incident reports. These scenarios allow participants to work individually or in teams to perform routine procedures, manage crisis situations, rehearse treatment protocols and reflect…

Honouring a family’s 20-year contribution to Michener student success

Alexandra Mitchell was a natural fit for a career in health care. She was ambitious, confident and a genuine caregiver. As a true Halloween baby born on October 31, Alexandra loved good-humoured mischief. “We called her a trickster and a treater,” says her father, Kent Mitchell. Alexandra graduated from Michener’s Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging…