CSTARWestern Engineering


Vision and Mission

Our Vision is to be the leading, internationally recognized centre for advancement in surgical technology, research and education.

Our Mission is to improve the quality and safety of patient care through interprofessional healthcare innovation including research, simulation and education. As part of a teaching hospital, CSTAR collaborates with external and internal research and education partners to achieve this mission.

CSTAR operates a collaborative research program between LHSC, Lawson Health Research Institute and Medical & Engineering departments at Western University.

CSTAR provides an environment that enables meaningful collaboration of researchers, engineers and surgery clinicians who, collectively, identify solutions to current and future challenges in surgical care.