Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women Day March 8

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, we shine a light on some of the amazing work that Michener’s female alumni are doing for Canadian patients and their families. Naturally, we’re starting with Michener’s founder, Dr. Diana Schatz.

Dr. Schatz’s work has supported the healthcare of millions of Canadians and set the standard for medical technology education in Canada. She blazed a trail not only for healthcare education nationally and globally, but, as one of the first female directors of a major educational institution, she paved the way for women in leadership roles in Canada.

Dr. Schatz passed away in October 2020, and we were fortunate to have celebrated her accomplishments twice over the past three years: in marking Michener’s 60th anniversary in October 2018, and again when she was awarded UHN’s Global Impact Award in June 2019.

We encourage you to take the opportunity to read the tribute to Dr. Schatz that was published after she passed away.

We would also like to share stories of some of Michener’s female alumni who are doing exceptional things in their field. Of course, this is only a small sample of Michener’s accomplished female alumni. If you know of other amazing women who should be profiled, please let Michener’s Communications team know at communications@michener.ca. We would love to tell their story!

Respiratory Therapy students graduate five weeks early to enter the frontlines
Michener alumni doing outstanding work for the SickKids Acute Care Transport Services team
Redeployed UHN staff help bring Long Term Care facility out of outbreak
Michener grad manages blood transfusion lifeline
Big or small, every step counts
An Advocate for Lifelong Learning – Maria Hamilton
Recollections of a Med Lab Pioneer – An Interview with Gertrude Pokoly