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

The W21C is a not-for-profit research and innovation initiative based in the University of Calgary and the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services. W21C serves as a research and beta test-site for prototypical hospital design, novel approaches to health care delivery, human factors research, and innovative medical technologies.

Latest News

Dr. William Ghali makes global most-cited list

Scientific Director of the Institute for Public Health and W21C, is among three researchers in the Cumming School of Medicine to have been named in the Highly Cited Researchers list by Thomson Reuters.

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Certificate Course in Patient Safety and Quality Management

It's back for 2014-15!  This online course with two in-person sessions is designed for health care professionals who want to expand their working understanding of patient safety & quality management concepts from experts in the field.

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Upcoming Events

World Innovation Day, Innovation for Health Competition

Three finalists from the W21C Innovation Academy are off to Geneva to compete against the top innovations from Hong Kong, South Africa and Switzerland, August 28-29.

Register to watch the free event live stream! 

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