A Michener Grad’s Journey into AI Learning

Yannie Lai has always been passionate about health sciences. Armed with a degree in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, in 2016 she decided to supplement her education with an advanced diploma in Radiation Therapy at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Through the program, she was able to land a clinical placement…

Michener valedictorian eager to begin her Respiratory Therapy career at UHN

Sousna Hanna moved to Canada from Egypt in 2011. At the time, her father was already living here. “I’m part of what is considered a minority religion in Egypt,” she says. “During that time with the Civil War and change in politics, there were a lot of attacks against members of that minority, so we…

Dr. Schatz Scholarship recipient follows in her mother’s footsteps

Farnaz Arian first heard about The Michener Institute of Education at UHN from her mother, who completed the school’s Imaging Informatics Certificate Program. While completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University, Farnaz began looking into the programs offered at Michener and came across Chiropody. “I was interested in…

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…

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.…

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…

Michener Respiratory Therapy alumni and partners honoured at the Better Breathing Conference

Through awards and presentations, Michener was well represented at last month’s Better Breathing Conference held at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. Hosted by the Ontario Lung Association, the Better Breathing Conference brings together health care professionals from many disciplines focused on respiratory health. Michener Respiratory Therapy alumni and several clinical partners presented award-winning posters…

Radiation Therapy student’s art appears on cover of medical radiation sciences journal

Radiation therapy may not be where many go for artistic inspiration, but when the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists put out the call for cover art for a special issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (JMIRS), Eugene Leung had to look no further than the treatment planning suite. A third-year…