Community Donors Doc Seaman and W.Brett WilsonCommunity Donors

The new Southern Alberta Institute of Urology positions Alberta as a world class leader in the research and delivery of urological care.

The new institute consolidates Calgary's 17 urologists and the Prostate Cancer Centre on the Rockyview General Hospital site, where inpatient urology is centred.

The Institute is funded by a $10-million cornerstone donation to the Calgary Health Trust from Daryl (Doc) Seaman and W. Brett Wilson. Both men suffered from prostate cancer and contributed $5 million each to bring this Institute to Southern Alberta.

More than 6000 patients a month use the facility which was officially opened in September 2010 by W. Brett Wilson and members of Daryl (Doc) Seaman's family. Both were instrumental in the development of the center.


The SAIU

The Southern Alberta Institute of Urology is located on the top level of the new parkade at the Rockyview General Hospital. The 40,000 square foot centre of excellence is the largest and most comprehensive urology center in Canada and the first to offer a multidisciplinary patient-centred approach to urological care.

Opened this spring, the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology is diagnosing and treating patients with urological conditions at one location, maximizing resources to provide optimal clinical care.

The Southern Alberta Institute of Urology is a centre of excellence in urology care, providing services for a number of conditions, including prostate, bladder and kidney cancer, kidney stones, urinary tract problems and sexual dysfunction. The Institute serves as a clinical hub for patient care and is also a focal point for researchers.

The co-location of these resources provides patients with comprehensive urological care in one location.

W.Brett Wilson

Although Doc Seaman and I came from different generations, we shared the same vision for this facility—a centre of excellence with coordinated care for 'below the belt' issues—care that wasn't available when we both battled prostate cancer. As survivors, prevention and early detection of urological issues has been a primary focus of our philanthropy and is a major mandate of the SAIU. I'm still in awe that Doc Seaman allowed my name to stand beside his on this project, and I'm honoured that it does.

Don R. Seaman (Doc's Brother)

The Seaman Family is pleased that Doc's dream has finally become a reality. Since 1999, he worked tirelessly in favour of integrating the urology medical and support staff to improve access and decrease wait times for the number one disease affecting men.

His vision could not have been achieved without the generous support of the philanthropic, business and medical communities.

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