Simulation Experiences

As you are all aware the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all University of Alberta operations.  Please be advised that due to the continued reduction in building occupancy, resulting building closures, limited capacity of ancillary services, and continued cancellation/postponement of a simulation activity, we have had to temporarily suspend all simulation event services, standardized patient services, licensing exam administration services, as well as access to the simulation facilities within the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons.  Unfortunately this includes the temporary lay off of all staff members who provide these services.  We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and work with our major stakeholders to understand the need for our services into the fall in order to minimize the impact on all users of our services and facilities.

Please direct all inquiries related to simulation event bookings, the standardized patient program, or licensing exam services to  During the temporary shut down of our services and facilities, the HSCinfo email address will continue to be monitored.   As we are working with a significantly reduced staff compliment, your patience is greatly appreciated as there may be delays in replying to your inquiry.

Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to continuing to serve you in the fall. 


The Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC) uses innovative tools and spaces to create and deliver challenging simulation activities. HSERC houses 1,400 m2 (15,000 sq ft) of highly flexible space designed to support health team education.
Students assess a pediatric simulator

Simulation with high-fidelity pediatric simulator

Operating Room observation simulation

Surgical simulation

Students look at medications on crash cart

Simulation support includes stocked crash carts

Students communicate with a simulated intubated patient

Health team interacts with standardized patient

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Proctor Room

The combined simulation labs in HSERC and the Faculty of Nursing form the second largest B-Line Medical installation in the world, with 48 devices connected. B-Line Medical is the company behind SimCapture and Clinical Skills.