Teaching at UHN


Teaching and learning is central to our work across all five campuses of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN every day (St. Patrick, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab, Toronto Western and Princess Margaret).  

We are all teaching. We are all learning. We are also all learning to teach.

Teachers at UHN include all professions and roles and are embedded within the clinical, research and many other portfolios and programs. While UHN personnel vary in their experience and comfort in teaching, there is also a wide range of teaching and learning that occurs as UHN personnel support learning of students, trainees, health care professionals, peers, patients and families, members of the public and many others. Learn more about various educational development initiatives across UHN.

UHN Competencies for Teaching (available to UHN only)

These competencies (adapted from the Competencies for Training and Development Professionals© as the model and reference standard of practice for workplace learning and development professionals) were designed to support development of and building on the foundational knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for teaching at UHN. This model defines competency as "a cluster of interrelated knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary for performing effectively in a particular area." These competencies can guide anyone engaged in teaching to reflect on one’s own educational development and be used as a resource to support the UHN Performance Enhancement System process.

Opportunities for Teaching at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

  1. Teaching clinical learners

    Interested in becoming a preceptor for a clinical learner? Or learning more about profession-specific teaching opportunities? Please contact Audrea McLaughlin to find the clinical education point-person in your profession

  2. Connecting with the Education Lead for your UHN Clinical Program

    Interested in teaching opportunities in the UHN clinical programs? Please contact Audrea McLaughlin to learn who the education lead is for your program.

  3. Facilitation opportunities (i.e. workshops; IPE groups)

    Interested in facilitating (e.g., workshops, interprofessional education, etc.)? Please contact us for upcoming facilitation opportunities.

  4. Education calendar/events

    For current teaching opportunities and events, please see the Education Calendar.

  5. Continuing Education (I have an idea/need)

    Do you have an idea for or a need in Continuing Education? Please contact Michener Continuing Education

  6. Clinical Education Development Coaching

    If interested in coaching others in their educational development, please contact us for further information.

  7. Educator Community of Practice

    If interested in developing an Educator Community of Practice, please contact us.

Recognizing teachers for their commitment and critical role in supporting the learning of students, trainees, health care professionals, peers, patients and families, the public and many others is essential. Please recognize a colleague for their teaching contributions by nominating them for the many education awards available at UHN.

For further opportunities to recognize colleagues throughout the year (e-cards, pins, awards), please visit the UHN Human Resources Recognition Program.

We need your ideas as we explore further ways to recognize teachers at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN! Please contact us for more information about the Recognizing Teachers working group.

Workplace wellness is a comprehensive approach to improving the health and well-being of both employees and the organization.

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is committed to learner and educator wellness at both an individual and at an organizational level. Workplace wellness at UHN is a comprehensive approach to improving the health and wellbeing of employees, trainees and the organization. A healthy organization translates into a more productive and resilient workforce.

You can visit our Oasis Wellness Centre located at - Main Office at Toronto General Hospital – 1NU168.