News & Events | News Archives
Here is where you can find past media coverage and mentions of W21C and its team members.
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.
April 28, 2016
Dr. Nishan Sharma was interviewed for Breakfast Television on his research surrounding standing desks.
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
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.
March 10, 2015
Sitting is the New Smoking
W21C Education Lead, Dr. Nishan Sharma, has taken a stand against sedentary behaviour.
February 5, 2015
Barriers to end-of-life discussions
W21C was a participating site on the CARENET DECIDE Project, a multi-centre study led by Dr. John You at McMaster University.
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 24, 2014
Introducing the O’Brien Institute for Public Health
Thanks to a $12 million dollar donation from David and Gail O'Brien, the newly named O'Brien Institute for Public Health, W21C and other O'Brien researchers can continue to make a difference to your health.
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.
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.
March 20, 2013
Ambulance Safety Research
News coverage surrounding the W21C and AHS EMS study to improve the design of ambulances through the development of evidence based design guidelines
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
September 27, 2012
Patient Safety & Quality Course 2012-13
The Certificate Course in Patient Safety & Quality is designed for health care professionals who want to expand their working understanding of concepts in patient safety and quality and learn from experts in the field.
September 6, 2012
W21C’s Dr. Douglas Hamilton Receives Award From NASA
Dr. Douglas Hamilton, former NASA Flight Surgeon and now associate professor and W21C member, University of Calgary, has been awarded the Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal by NASA.
June 26, 2012
W21C 2012 International Innovation Forum
Now available is the working paper based on the 2012 International Innovation Forum.
June 25, 2012
Dr. Jeff Caird, W21C human Factors and Simulation Lead, was featured in UToday for the recent $1.2 million dollar funding boost for his research on young drivers.
May 28, 2012
Faculty of Medicine Website
Dr. Dave Hogan, W21C Seniors' Health Lead, was featured on the Faculty of Medicine website for his work leading the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) in Alberta as they launch recruitment for men and women aged 40-85 to partake in the study for the next 20 years.
May 21, 2012
The Calgary Herald profiles W21C Academic Staff member, Dr. Douglas Hamilton, a native Calgarian and University of Calgary Alumnus, about his career, including his time at NASA as Flight Surgeon, and his current research.
March 13, 2012
The CBC National highlighted a study co-published by W21C Academic Staff member, Dr. Douglas Hamilton, about the affect space flight has on the eyes and brains of astronauts. Dr. Hamilton was interviewed for comment on his work.
March 13, 2012
Astronaut Health, the Effects of Space
Dr. Douglas Hamilton, General Internal Medicine, University of Calgary and W21C, was a key member of the study recently published in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) about eye and brain abnormalities found in astronauts after space travel.
March 5, 2012
CBC News interviewed W21C Researcher and PhD Student, Nicole Percival about the purchasing of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) for home use. Nicole has extensively studied the design of AEDs in our Health Care Human Factors Laboratory.
November 3, 2011
The Health of Health Care Professionals
Dr. Jane Lemaire, W21C Wellness Lead, was the Keynote Speaker for the Health of the Health Professional Conference 2011 in New Zealand.
July 20, 2011
W21C Welcomed the Royal Tour
The University of Calgary and W21C were honoured to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first official tour of Canada.
July 8, 2011
Royal Tour - Thank you!
On July 7th, the W21C Team welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the W21C Research and Innovation Centre.
March 4, 2011
W21C Funding Announcement
W21C Receives Federal-Provincial Funding to Support Technology Commercialization.
October 6, 2010
W21C Featured in U Magazine
The W21C has been featured in the University of Calgary's Fall 2011 Issue of U Magazine.
November 20, 2009
W21C Research and Innovation Centre is Open
The W21C Research and Innovation Centre officially opened its doors on Friday, November 20th, 2009 with representation from our partners, sponsors, supporters, and key stakeholders.
January 1, 1970
Dr. Nishan Sharma was interviewed by Breakfast Television health reporter, Leah Sarich on his research surrounding standing desks.