The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

October 20, 2009 14:35 ET

Michener Community Saddened by Loss of Former Student

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2009) - The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is deeply saddened by the loss of Khanh Christine Taing, a former respiratory therapy student, who died on Saturday, October 17 in a fatal car collision.

"We were very surpised to learn that one of our former students was a victim in such a tragic incident," said Paul Gamble, President and CEO, The Michener Institute. "On behalf of the entire Michener community, I extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Pho Taing and Christine's surviving family."

Grief counseling services have been made available to Christine's classmates in the respiratory therapy program as well as all Michener students.

About The Michener Institute

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who serve a vital role in the country's health care sector in such fields as medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy, chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Michener's academic excellence is rooted in: interprofessional education, simulation education, readiness assessment, clinical education, and theoretical education to deliver the Best Experience, Best Education hallmark of learning to over 5,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The Michener Institute's academic programs are publicly funded by the Province of Ontario and further enriched through partnerships with universities, private sector companies and leading healthcare organizations. For more information, visit

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