Science. Technology. Health Care. Welcome to the Ward of the 21st Century.

About W21C | Partners

W21C represents an extended multidisciplinary health team that, in addition to clinicians and medical science researchers, also encompasses members from engineering, environmental design, psychology, sociology, business, computer science, anthropology, communications, economics, and library science.

Members of this multidisciplinary team of researchers developed W21C’s Research and Innovation Agenda - designed to direct research activities and address challenges of suboptimal quality of care and patient safety.

Our Partners

As one of Canada’s leading research universities, innovation, discovery and learning is at the heart of the University of Calgary’s mandate. Vision: University of Calgary: a community dedicated to scholarship, education, creativity and discovery.
The Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary has an innovative, patient-based, cross-disciplinary, research-intensive program that has earned a national and international reputation for excellence.
W21C is a program within the O'Brien Institute for Public Health (IPH) representing its Priority Research Theme of Health Systems Performance. IPH is the seventh and newest research institute within UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine; IPH’s vision is “better health and health care.”
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education provides leadership and strategic investments in research and science and technology initiatives that are undertaken in the following priority areas: energy, ICT, nanotechnology, and the life sciences.
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions supports top-quality, internationally competitive health research. Their research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease, and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal wellbeing of Albertans and people around the world.
ATCO Group is an Alberta-based, worldwide organization with 7, 700 employees actively engaged in Energy, Utilities, Structures & Logistics and Technologies. For more than 60 years, ATCO has been investing where we work and live to help create sustainable, healthy, vibrant communities.