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The W21C is proud of the coverage received through Canadian media organizations. Our reputation is growing and public awareness is key to help us accomplish our vision. If you are a member of the media and require more information about the W21C, please contact: Leora Rabatach, Communications Manager, W21C.

May 31, 2017

What is Healthy Aging? Calgary Reverse Trade Show Sparks Conversation

Canada’s population demographics are experiencing a new phenomenon: There are now more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 14. As the population ages, what challenges will affect healthcare provision? What are the priorities for healthy aging for seniors and their healthcare providers? The O’Brien Institute for Public Health’s W21C program at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Health Technology Assessment and Adoption formulated a networking event to investigate these very questions.

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November 21, 2016

Students learn to work together with faculties outside their own during three-day hackathon

Teams from diverse academic backgrounds design better homes for seniors at inaugural Calgary Interprofessional Challenge

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November 18, 2016

Augmented Reality in Medical Education

Dr. Irene Ma and our research team are working with Edmonton-based company, Scope AR to bring augmented reality into the medical education curriculum. 

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November 2, 2016

Living a Creative Life: Dr. John Conly

W21C Medical Director and Founder, Dr. Conly was featured as part of the Calgary Arts Development Storytelling Project

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August 31, 2016

O’Brien Institute hosts teams from across the globe for innovative health-care competition

W21C hosts 2016 Global Healthcare Innovation Academy. Top six teams competed for $48,000 in cash prizes.

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November 2, 2015

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium visits university

Cumming School of Medicine, W21C host delegation.

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October 22, 2015

Alberta government and 3M Canada partner to improve patient outcomes

Partnership for developing and testing medical technologies in Alberta announces its first project at W21C

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September 25, 2015

W21C does Beakerhead’s Late Night Labs

As part of Beakerhead’s Late Night Lab Tours, participants experienced W21C‘s Healthcare Human Factors and Simulation Laboratory on September 17, 2015.

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June 10, 2015

Conference delegates learn how university engages with its community

Emerging leaders from across Canada visited the University of Calgary and W21C on June 1, bringing together partners from across campus, Alberta Health Services and the Calgary community.

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May 7, 2015

Research looks at reducing bedsores in hospitals

W21C researchers are studying how pressure imaging technology can help reduce the prevalence of bedsores in hospital patients.

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October 6, 2014

W21C, Cisco and AHS Collaborate to Expand Heath Care Innovation

Groundbreaking initiatives taking care from the hospital through to the home.

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September 9, 2014

Calgary Teams Dominate International Innovation Competition

Three Calgary teams took top spots in the first World Innovation Day Innovation for Health competition (WID-I4H), an international event in Geneva, Switzerland, focused on promoting innovation in health care and medical science across the globe.

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April 7, 2014

Dr. Ghali with an inside view of health care

Dr. William Ghali, Scientific Director of the Institute for Public Health and W21C was interviewed in the Calgary Herald blog, What's Up, Doc?

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January 29, 2014

W21C Stands up to Health Risks

W21C hosted the fall meeting of the Conference Board of Canada's Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention Network to explore the evidence around sedentary behaviours and explore concrete solutions for reducing this risk.

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November 29, 2013

W21C Innovation Academy brings Western Canadian innovators to the global stage

The Inaugural W21C Innovation Academy took place on November 12, 2013. An international partnership event, the day saw 13 health care innovations compete for the top prize of a $10,000 grant-in-aid.

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October 25, 2013

W21C receives 2013 Societal Impact Award at ASTech Foundation Awards Gala

The annual ASTech Foundation Awards Gala took place on October 25 where W21C and four other UCalgary faculty and student initiatives were honoured.

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October 21, 2013

Avenue Magazine’s Big Idea 2013

W21C was featured in Avenue Magazine's Big Idea 2013 as one of five advances in health simulation in Calgary.

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September 30, 2013

Alyshah Kaba, W21C Medical Education Research Associate, Awarded Vanier CIHR

Alyshah Kaba, W21C Medical Education Research Associate was one of eight University of Calgary Researchers to be awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2013.

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July 23, 2013

W21C recognized as a 2013 ASTech Awards Honouree

W21C has been named one of the 23 Honourees of the 2013 ASTech Awards.

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March 21, 2013

AHS EMS Ambulance Design

W21C has partnered with AHS EMS to improve the design of new ambulances through the development of evidence based design guidelines. This province-wide intiative is the first study of its kind to be conducted in Canada.

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February 19, 2013

Calgary Doctors Examine Their Health

Dr. Jane Lemaire, W21C Co-Lead of Provider Wellness was interviewed by CBC Calgary about her research on the importance of preventing physician burnout

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August 14, 2012

Automated External Defibrillators and its Application for Women

Breakfast Television's Health Specialist, Leah Sarich featured the study on automated external defibrillators and its application for women. The study was conducted by our Human Factors Summer PhD Student, Chelsea Kramer from Université Laval.

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June 22, 2012

Health Effects of Iyengar Yoga on Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease

Breakfast Television featured W21C Post-doctoral Fellow, Dr. Maria Santana's study on the health effects of Iyengar Yoga on patients with chronic respiratory disease.

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April 9, 2012

Allowing a seamless transition from the hospital back into the community

Patients are particularly vulnerable to medical and follow-up errors during transitions of care, such as discharge from hospital into the community. When patients are seen by their family physician after their hospital stay, 75% of family physicians do not have a record of their patient’s hospital visit. This leads to hospital readmission rates of 23%, where 72% of these readmissions are due to adverse drug effects.

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