Jan 15, 2016

The delegation from the  Zhejiang University School of Medicine visit U of Alberta. Dr. Zheng led the tour for delegation members to visit the simulation facility at the FOMD and SSRL.

June 1, 2016

 A group of leaders of Top Universities from China visited SSRL and HSERC..

SEPT. 6, 2017

Dr. Tracey Hillier, Associate Dean of the MD Program at the University of Alberta visited SSRL on Sept 6, 2017.

May 16-18, 2016

 A Delegation from IRCAD Taiwan (Asian Institute of Telesurgery) visited SSRL., the researchers of SSRL presented their projects and discussed about further collaborations of two sides.

SEPT. 27, 2017

Dr. Nataliya Haliyash, Pediatrician and simulation educator at the Ternopil State Medical University of Ukraine visits SSRL.

Summer 2017

Two nursing faculty members, Mr. Valtuir Duarrte de Souza and Mrs. Fenanda De Goes from the PAHO/WHO Collaboration Centre for Nursing Research Development, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing of Brazil, visited SSRL in the Summer of 2017.They are both interesting in teaching nursing clinical skills. Dr. Barbarb Wilson-Keates (Faculty of Nursing, U of Alberta) and Dr. Zheng hosted their visits in SSRL. 

Oct 28, 2015

The delegation from the 4th Affiliated Hospital of the Zhejiang University School of Medicine visit U of Alberta. The leading members in the delegation spend a quality time at SSRL.

SEPT. 25, 2017

Neurosurgeon Dr. Antti-Pekka Elomaa from Kuopio University Hospital of Finland completed his post-doc training at SSRL in the summer of 2017. Antti-Pekka and his wife Audi spent a happy time at SSRL before heading back to Finland.

Jun. 9, 2017

Dr. Michael Kim and Dr. David Bigam from the University of Alberta visited to see

and try out the virtual reality (VR) research program at SSRL.

November 04, 2015

A group of local simulation educators visited SSRL.Each graduate student presented their project to them.

July 21, 22, 26, 2016

 A group of Medical Students from China visited SSRL and HSERC. The graduate students did presentations on their research projects and ran a lab of laparoscopic skills training.

SEPT. 14, 2017

Dr. Dahong Zhang, Vice-hospital Director of the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital visited the University of Alberta Hospital on Sept 14, 2017. Collaboration on simulation-based education was discussed with Dr. Zhang at SSRL

Dec.5, 2016

 A group of visitors from Chinese Medical University visited SSRL. They intend to build collaboration between Chinese Medical University and University of Alberta.

May 10, 2016

 A Delegation from University of Thammasat, Thailand, visited SSRL.

SEPT. 12, 2017

Dr. Shirley Schipperr, Vice-Dean Education, FOMD, University of Alberta visited SSRL on Sept 12, 2017.

Feb 05, 2016

Dr Laura Coates visited SSRL.Each graduate student presented their project to her.

July 24, 2015

Three groups of high school students visited SSRL.

April 15, 2015

Dr. Chuanbin Guo, Dean, from Beijing University School of Stomatology visited SSRL. 

March 30, 2015

Dr. Douglas M. Hedden visited SSRL, he met with Dr. Zheng's graduate students and gave a insight into their projects. 

March 27, 2015

One delegation from W21C of University of Calgary visited SSRL and SMRI. During their visit, they met with Dr. Zheng's graduate students and gave insight into their projects. 

Feb. 2 - 5, 2015

Dr. Roman Bednarik visited SSRL once again. During his visit, he met with Dr. Zheng's graduate students and gave insight into their projects. He also gave a lecture in Dr. Zheng's class, [insert class name here]. Finally, Dr. Bednarik visited the microsurgery area of SMRI and met with Dr. Lin Fu

Dec. 16, 2014

Jim Raso, Senior Consultant, Doug Hill, Clinical Engineer, Darrell Goertzen, Rehabilitation Engineer (CAREN operator), Edmond Lou, Research Engineer, Michael Cimolini, Technology Lead, Lois Macklin, Senior Consultant, of the Rehabilitation Research and Technology Development Department at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital visit SSRL. A reciprocal visit by SSRL has been arranged for sometime early next year.

Dec 4, 2014

Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal of McGill University visited the University of Alberta and SSRL on December 4 and 5. He gave insight into the various projects at SSRL and toured the simulation facilities of the University of Alberta.

Nov 14, 2014

Dr Patrick Pilarski and his students visited SSRL to see in more detail the project about the learning effects from videogames and to see the feasibility of future projects.

Nov 17, 2014

Dr Tony Szturm from the University of Manitoba (Faculty of Medicine - School of Medical Rehabilitation) and Xianta Jiang of Simon Frasier University visited SSRL during the GRAND conference.

nov 19, 2014

Dr.s Tony Qiu and Hui Zhang from the Faculty of Transportation Engineering visited SSRL and SSRL staff visited their lab to build cooperation in using eye-tracking for analyzing human behavior.

Oct 20, 2014

Members of the Nursing Education program of the University of Alberta visited SSRL and SMRI to discuss projects for teaching ICU care and developing interprofessional training programs.

Oct 20, 2014

Members of Irene Cheng's lab (MRC) visited the lab and Rositsa presented her project on using multiple cameras as a system of for laparoscopic surgery when compared to using 3D cameras

Sept 24, 2014

Dr Anup Basu and Dr Irene Cheng from MRC at the U of A visited SSRL with three of their graduate students. Their specialty in computing science and our specialty in surgical simulation can accomplish great things in cooperation.

Sept 24, 2014

A delegation from the Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang province of China visited SSRL in anticipation of upcoming cooperative projects with Zhejiang University.

Jun 20, 2014

Dr Qiuxing Hao, program director from the General Navy Hospital of Beijing, visited SSRL and the University of Alberta.

AUG 23, 2014

Dr Ke Gong from Beijing Shijitan University visited SSRL to build cooperation and understanding with the University of Alberta in using simulation in education.

AUG 07, 2014

University Senator William Cheung and his wife Helen visit SSRL on Aug 07 2014.

AUG 06, 2014

Simulation is a powerful tool for studying Human Factors of operators. Dr. Chaozhong Wu (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan) and Dr. Chao Yang (Tongji University, Shanghai) visited SSRL on Aug 6th, 2014. They are experts of driving simulation and smart transportation in China.


League of Surgical Educators
A group composed of members of various departments at the University of Alberta dedicated to giving quality education to future generations of medical students.


Dr. Stan Hamstra, Associate Director of the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME), Faculty of Medicine; Research Director of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, visiting SSRL after his early morning lecture on November 1, 2013.


Dr. Junhui Bian, Dean, Shantou University Medical College visited. Dr. Bian (right) visiting SMRI to look at the hybrid model used in cholecystectomy as well as the setup for the vigilance study and the incorporation of FingerTPS into future studies.


Dr. Sutherland - CalgaryDr. Sutherland is a neurosurgeon visiting from Calgary.  Here he is performing a simple laparoscopic movement task while his eye motions are recorded by the Tobii Glasses.


Zhejiang University DelegationDr. Kunseng Chen, Dr. Lei Xiao and Fang Li visiting from the SciTech Academy of Zhejiang University


Dr. WilkesDr. Wilkes performing a simulated rhinoplasty surgery while using FingerTPS to record the force output from his fingers.


Dr. Bednarik, Roman
​Dr. Bednarik is a professor in Finland with a computer science background and a focus on research regarding eye-tracking and medical imaging

December, 2013

A delegation from Shantou University Medical College, 2nd Hospital visited SSRL, SMRI, Mazankowski  Heart Institute, and IRSM at the University of Alberta and Misericordia Hospital in December 2013

February 24, 2014

Philip Robbins and Keith Doyle from Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC came to visit our lab on February 24, 2014.  They work in materials and researching ways of making 3D printing cheaper.

February 26, 2014

Visitors from St Francis Xavier School of Nursing on February 26, 2014.  They are in the process of setting up a simulation facility at their university.

april 1, 2014

Jana Rieger and Daniel Aalto from iRSM from Misericordia Hospital on April 1, 2014.  There are several projects that can be collaborated on to further improve patient welfare and their quality of life.

April 7, 2014

Melanie Tory, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria, visited SSRL while attending the GRAND-NCE event.  She has done extensive research on 3-D perception and team effectiveness.

MAY 16, 2014

Members taking the GALD (Global Academic Leadership Development) course visited SSRL and SMRI. This group includes professors and administrators from many of China's top universities.
surgical simulation research lab