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Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre

From practicing surgeries to mock disasters, simulation-based training allows health-care professionals to learn and practice how to care safely for patients and effectively respond to critical situations in a controlled, protected learning environment. The purpose is simple: make your mistakes without endangering lives.

The Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre (SCSC) was the first of its kind in Canada when it opened in 1995, and continues to educate over 3,000 people every year. We prepare students, health professionals, researchers, physicians and surgeons for patient care situations that could occur in health-care environments like the emergency and operating rooms, or in the community. Our goal is to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health-care services within Sunnybrook and beyond our walls.

The SCSC is an accredited program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Our Programs & Services »

Our simulations help to build clinical skills and enhance teamwork, leadership, clinical judgement and communication among interprofessional teams. We offer a variety of programs and services, including but not limited to:

  • Curriculum development
  • Facilitator development and debriefing workshops
  • Crisis resource management
  • Surgical skills training
  • In-situ simulation
  • Corporate nursing orientation
  • Advance care planning workshops
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Transesophageal and transthoracic cardiac and lung ultrasonography
  • Emergency code preparation (Code Omega, Code White, Code Blue, etc.)
  • Human factors trials for equipment procurement
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Obstetrics outreach simulation

Our Team »

The Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre is committed to providing you with quality education in a safe and comfortable learning environment. Our team is here to help you.

Agnes Ryzynski

Manager, Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre & Curriculum Development

Dr. Jordan Tarshis

Medical Director, Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre

Dr. Fahad Alam
Research Director, Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre

Susan DeSousa
Lead Coordinator & Educator, Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre

Roman Tymchal
Simulation Specialist

If you are interested in learning more about our services, please feel free to contact us at