Prevention and early detection are vital to improving health outcomes and quality of life. Yet, Canada’s aging population is facing a critical shortage of medical laboratory technologists to diagnose health issues and stem their economic burden. It’s the perfect storm. With half of all Canadian medical lab technologists eligible to retire within 10 years, Evelyn Moreau is preparing the next generation of these in-demand experts. She is the practicum co-ordinator of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLSc) program in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Moreau joined UOIT in 2006 to help develop the MLSc program, the only degree program of its kind in Ontario, and one of only two in Canada providing students with direct access from secondary school. With successful completion of UOIT’s program, students earn a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree as well as their national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT).
More than 40 years’ experience in a variety of healthcare settings culminated in Moreau’s pinnacle role developing breadth, quality research and leadership in this program. In 2016, she received the MLSc Program Powerhouse award, and in 2014, she and the MLSc faculty earned the UOIT Team Award. She has also led the harmonization of MLSc practicum curricula across Ontario.
Liaising between UOIT and clinical sites, Moreau is focused on seeking high-quality clinical placements, and supporting students as they navigate their journey. She is collaborating with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science and other MLSc programs across the country to explore the role of simulation can play in educating future MLTs.
She spent her first 15 years in progressive roles including Medical Laboratory Technologist, Senior Technologist and Assistant Administrative Director, Laboratory at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, followed by 12 years in industry with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Mississauga, before returning to Lakeridge Health as a Research Laboratory Manager.
Moreau’s fundamental interest in math and science prompted her to complete the Medical Laboratory Technologist (Honours) from The Michener Institute of Technology in Toronto. She has since earned the Advanced Registered Technologist, Clinical Chemistry from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science in Hamilton, Ontario; and received her Bachelor of Allied Health Science (Honours), and her Professional Management Certificate, both from UOIT.
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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Certificate, Professional Communication 2016
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Certificate, Professional Management 2014
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Allied Health Science, Honours, Highest Distinction 2013
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science: Advanced Registered Technologist, Clinical Chemistry 1986
The Michener Institute of Technology: Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technologist (Honours) 1977
- Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
- College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
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UOIT presents awards for faculty and staff excellence
UOIT News online
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) campus community celebrated the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff throughout 2014 in a special ceremony November 4 at the Regent Theatre. The annual Awards of Excellence recognition event honours individual commitment as well as team contribution.
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An Interactive Learning Experience for Learners and Practitioners to Enhance Collaborative Practice Across Disciplines and Jurisdictions
Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference 2015 Montréal, Québec
Teaching Innovation Within a Medical Laboratory Science Program
Annual LABCON Conference Gatineau, Québec
Clinical Biochemistry III & IV
MLSC 4111U/4112U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Clinical Hematology III & IV
MLSC 4121U/4122U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Clinical Microbiology III & IV
MLSC 4131U and 4132U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Professional Practice I & II
MLSC 4210U/4211U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Transfusion Science II & III
MLSC4220U/4221U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Histopathology I & II
MLSC 4231U/4232U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Clinical Theory & Project I & II
MLSC 4400U/4401U, 4th Year Undergraduate Course
Patient safety is highly dependent upon developing and maintaining clinical quality standards in clinical and pathology laboratories.1 Especially in light of the fact that laboratories provide approximately 85% of the objective data used for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of patients. Patient safety in laboratory medicine is dependent upon the combined outcome of the pre-analytical (e.g. specimen identification errors), analytical (e.g. testing) and post-analytical (e.g. interpretation of results) phases of the laboratory process.