Dr. Irene Ma is a general internist at the Foothills Medical Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr Ma received her Medical Degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she also completed her training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. This was followed by an MSc in Epidemiology from Stanford University and a PhD in Medical Education from the University of Calgary. She is author or co-author on various abstracts and peer-reviewed publications in medical education and holds a number of leadership roles focused on residency training of procedural skills within Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary. Dr Ma has also been invited to lecture at local, national, and international meetings, workshops, and conferences on how to teach medical procedures using simulation. A large element of her recruitment to Calgary was due to the research opportunities provided through the W21C. Now, as the Clinical Simulation Lead for the W21C team, Dr Ma’s research focuses on initiatives related to human-based innovation and to new approaches to promoting safety through education and better teaching.