New workshop on verbal de-escalation

For the first time this June, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is running a Situational Awareness and Verbal De-escalation course. The four-hour workshop is designed to empower health care professionals and administrative staff who interact with patients by teaching them to recognize and manage escalating or threatening situations in a way that will…

Achieving excellence: The work behind accreditation

Part of what makes The Michener Institute of Education at UHN a recognized leader in applied health sciences education is that the majority of the school’s programs are accredited. While proving our academic excellence plays a large role in achieving accreditation status, there is considerable operational support happening behind the scenes to support the accreditation…

An Advocate for Lifelong Learning – Maria Hamilton

  When did you attend The Michener Institute and what did you study? I studied Respiratory Therapy and graduated in 1992, and then I came back and did the Cardiovascular Perfusion program and graduated from that in 2005. What do you remember from your time at Michener? Michener takes all that theoretical knowledge and makes…

Michener students speak out about mental health

For the first time this year, Student Council at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN hosted an event to recognize Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 30, 2019. Held in the lobby of the St. Patrick Campus, the event prompted students, staff and faculty to write what mental health meant to them on posters,…

In Memory of Dr. Winston Isaac

We are deeply saddened to share that Dr. Winston Isaac, Michener alumnus and previous faculty member, passed away on February 15, 2019. Dr. Isaac was a key part of the Respiratory Therapy program at The Michener Institute for almost 20 years – first as a student starting in 1971, then as a Clinical Coordinator in…

Michener introduces new course on cannabis education

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in Canada. But the education around cannabis has not caught up to the industry’s momentum, leaving health care professionals to learn about cannabis on the fly as they try to provide safe and effective patient care. Sabrina Ramkellawan is trying to change that. Vice President of Clinical…

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2018

Welcome back! As Michener officially kicks off 2019, we’re taking a look back at some of our top stories from 2018. From the ways Michener’s students have had a profound impact on patient care, to how they’re adapting and transforming their careers with the emergence of disruptive technologies, these stories showcase the amazing dedication our…

Dr. Diana Schatz Scholar charts different path to success

Four years ago, Debashish Chowdhury and his wife decided to leave their home country of Bangladesh to immigrate to Toronto. Back home, Debashish had been working as a physician after completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Sir Salimullah Medical College, followed by a Masters of Public Health at Northern University. “Whatever…

President’s Scholar enhances the community by contributing to student life

Richa Shah’s list of accomplishments is nothing short of impressive. At 26 years old, she’s a newly registered Respiratory Therapist (RT), self-taught dancer and the recipient of the 2018 President’s Scholarship at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Established in 1997, the President’s Scholarship is presented to a student in their graduating year who…

New Certificate Courses Offer Nurses a Chance to Gain More Skills

Three years into his nursing career, Alec Azaryev was looking to expand his skillset. So, when the registered nurse (RN) at Toronto General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit heard about new programs being offered at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, he signed up. A joint venture between Practice-Based Education in Collaborative Academic Practice…