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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

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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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April 28, 2016

Standing Desks

Dr. Nishan Sharma was interviewed for Breakfast Television on his research surrounding standing desks.

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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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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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March 10, 2015

Sitting is the New Smoking

W21C Education Lead, Dr. Nishan Sharma, has taken a stand against sedentary behaviour.

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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. 

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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 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.

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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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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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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

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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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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.

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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.

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June 26, 2012

W21C 2012 International Innovation Forum

Now available is the working paper based on the 2012 International Innovation Forum.

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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.

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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.

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May 21, 2012

Calgary Herald

​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.

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March 13, 2012

CBC National

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.

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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.

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March 5, 2012

CBC News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 4, 2011

W21C Funding Announcement

W21C Receives Federal-Provincial Funding to Support Technology Commercialization.

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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.

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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.

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January 1, 1970

Standing Desks

Dr. Nishan Sharma was interviewed by Breakfast Television health reporter, Leah Sarich on his research surrounding standing desks.

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