Research Facilities

Joint Preservation and Regeneration (CORe)

The Joint Preservation and Regeneration research group is one part of the Collaborative Orthopaedic Research (CORe) group. Located in the Clinical Sciences Building, Collaborative Orthopaedic Research (CORe) is an interdisciplinary group from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. CORe's focus is on improving the recovery of patients with bone, joint and muscle conditions and injuries.


Ray Rajotte Surgical Medical Research Institute

In 2016, the University of Alberta celebrated the 60th anniversary of Canada's first successful open heart surgery - the RRSMRI enabled Dr. John Callaghan to do this. The institute is where renowned surgeons have taken breakthrough techniques, technology and world-leading surgery to the next level over the following decades.


Surgical Simulation Research Laboratory

Since more and more advanced technologies are introduced to the operating theatre, surgeons face new challenges in maintaining their confidence under image-guided and remote-controlled environment. Equipped with eye-tracking and 3D motion tracking system, Dr. Zheng studies the eye-hand coordination, spatial orientation, and the skills acquisition process of surgeons in image-guided surgeries, including laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic surgery.