About Us

Experts in all facets of simulation-based health-professions education.

The uOSSC is a leader in simulation-based education and innovative research

As one of the busiest and most diverse centres of its kind in North America, the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) is a national and international leader in simulation-based education and innovative research, promoting quality patient-centred health care.

Born out of a partnership between the University and The Ottawa Hospital, the uOSSC’s state-of-theart facilities and activities attract students, clinicians, fellows and researchers from around the globe.

We are committed to:

  • Delivering high-quality simulation-based medical education;
  • Fostering interprofessional and collaborative education (IPE);
  • Promoting and supporting high-calibre research and innovation;
  • Engagement with the local and global education community; and
  • Promoting the use of simulation across the entire spectrum of health professions education.

We believe that every participant at the University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Centre is intelligent, capable, cares about doing their best, and wants to improve.

Our History

Early 1960s

Resusci-Anne invented by
Mr. ASMUND LAERDAL to teach
mouth to mouth breathing

Early 1960s

Mid 1960s

Sim One created by
Dr. STEPHEN ABRAHAMSON
and Dr. JUDSON DENSON to
teach anesthesiology

Mid 1960s

1968

Harvey Cardiology
Mannequin designed by
Dr. MICHAEL GORDON to
teach heart sounds

1968

1987

Comprehensive Anesthesia Simulation
Environment designed by
Dr. DAVID GABA

1987

1996

University of Ottawa Patient Care
Simulation Centre founded by
Dr. EARL WYNANDS &
Dr. MICHAEL SEROPIAN

1996

1998

University of Ottawa Patient Care
Simulation Centre opened at the University
of Ottawa Heart Institute with support from
Dr. WILBERT KEON &
Dr. TOFY MUSSIVAND

1998

2005

University of Ottawa Patient Care
Simulation Centre moved to The Ottawa
Hospital to join the Surgical Skills Centre
with support from
Dr. JACK KITTS &
Dr. JIM WORTHINGTON

2005

2008

University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation
Centre (uOSSC) plan led by
Dr. VIREN NAIK, who succeeded
Dr. EARL WYNANDS as Medical Director

2008

2010

University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation
Centre (uOSSC) Grand Opening

2010

2013

University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre became an Accredited Simulation Program of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

2013

2015

New Leadership
Dr. VICKI LEBLANC Director
Dr. GLENN POSNER Medical Director

2015

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