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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.
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
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.
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
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.
November 2, 2015
Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium visits university
Cumming School of Medicine, W21C host delegation.
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
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.
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.
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.
October 6, 2014
W21C, Cisco and AHS Collaborate to Expand Heath Care Innovation
Groundbreaking initiatives taking care from the hospital through to the home.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.