Meet the 2018 Orientation Coordinators

We’re excited to introduce Melanie Gagnon and Abhira Srikantha to all of Michener’s incoming students. These second and third-year students are organizing this year’s activities and are your guides to Orientation 2018. Find out what Melanie and Abhira are looking forward to most at Orientation, their best advice for new Michener students and their hidden talents.…

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…

Michener Student Awards: One student’s journey into health care

In his mid-thirties and already in the midst of an established career with the Red Door Family Shelter in Toronto, Sam Gennidakis’ foray into health care was an unanticipated result of a family tragedy. But even before Sam became a student at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, he knew he was meant for…

A little extra effort by Michener student goes a long way for patient

A little extra effort and a close eye from a student sonographer had a big impact on the life of one patient. Now, that patient, Mr. W, who asked that his name not be used, is extending his gratitude to a recent Ultrasound graduate from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN for her instrumental…

2018/2019 Viewbook is here

Every year Michener’s Viewbook profiles student life, academic programs and the Michener advantage. Take a look to learn what students enjoy most about their programs and help spread the word by sharing it with prospective students interested in starting their future in health care at Michener. Access the Viewbook

Michener Charity Committee creates surgical dolls for patients at SickKids

This workshop literally had the students in stitches. Volunteers from the Charity Committee at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN recently held a surgical doll workshop with the help of Project Sunshine, a non-profit organization that provides free educational, recreational and social programs for children and families facing medical challenges. “All the dolls made…

Overcoming obstacles par for the course for international students

Starting a program at a new school is always tough. But imagine beginning one at a new school when you’ve recently arrived in Canada from abroad, leaving behind your family, friends and a career you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Now take it one step further and think about what it would take to then…

Breathing Easy: Student Research Advocates for Peer-Reviewed Asthma Apps

From logging sleep and exercise, to tracking heart rate and blood pressure, mobile apps have become fixtures for people looking to monitor their health. There is no shortage of smart phone applications to offer the latest tools and techniques that claim to help keep us healthy. Now, one student at the Michener Institute of Education…

Celebrating Michener’s Best and Brightest at Student Awards Ceremony

Fred Li was pursuing an academic career when he decided to make a change. Fred had recently completed a Masters degree in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and, disillusioned by what a career in academia offered, was working for the Nova Scotia Health Authority in the Department of Pathology and Informatics. It was there that he…

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