Sharing the excitement of simulation with Canada’s leaders

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2023

The University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre’s profile is rising with a visit by the prime minister and a skyrocketing number of learners.

Dr. Glenn Posner and team at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre were thrilled to share their passion for simulation-based health education during a recent visit from Canada’s prime minister.

At a February 7 press conference held at the uOSSC, Justin Trudeau announced updates to the government’s plan for health funding to provinces and territories over the next decade.

In attendance at the news event were cabinet ministers Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health; Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health; Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario; Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors; and Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

The visit was an opportunity for Dr. Posner, the Centre’s newly appointed director, to show the prime minister around one of the busiest and most diverse simulation centres in North America.

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