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To provide a superb, efficient, integrated program of cardiovascular wellness, health care, research and education


The Institute will be a model program of cardiovascular care from health promotion and disease prevention, through diagnosis and treatment, to rehabilitation and palliation in an environment that fosters the generation of new knowledge and education of new practitioners and scientists. We are committed to integrating research, education, and clinical care through collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches.


The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta  is not a building, it is a 'virtual institute' in that its purpose is to coordinate and integrate cardiovascular services in southern Alberta.

The Libin Institute is an entity of Alberta Health Service - Calgary Zone and the University of Calgary with more than 175 research and clinician members. It coordinates all cardiovascular science research, education and patient care across both AHS-C and UCalgary, serving a population of 2 million people in Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Eastern British Columbia.

We provide education and training of health care professionals, offers world-class treatment using innovative technologies and access to cardiac services through novel healthcare solutions.

  • Offer superb education and training of tomorrow's health care professionals including physicians, surgeons, researchers, nursing and technological staff
  • Develop outstanding cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention programs to educate and serve the population of Southern Alberta
  • Increase access to cardiac services through innovative use of technology such as Telehealth
  • Provide world-class treatment, using state-of-the-art technology and equipment for patients


On March 6, 2003, the Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation presented the largest one-time donation to the Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary.

The gift came in the form of $15 million donated by Alvin and Mona Libin through their Foundation, and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta was born, giving Calgary a world-class institute for heart health research, education, and patient care.

The Memorandum of Understanding, formally establishing the Institute, was signed by the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, and the Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation on January 27, 2004.


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