News and stories

Meet the 2023 Leadership of Biomedical Engineering Students’ Association

September 22, 2023

Introducing the Movers and Shakers of the Biomedical Engineering Students’ Association (BESA)! Meet the visionary leaders steering the Biomedical Engineering Students’ Association towards a brighter, healthier future in 2023.

Meet the incoming class of 2023

September 20, 2023

In September, BME welcomed 100+ students into our graduate programs. We asked some of these students why they chose our programs, and what they are looking forward to in this unusual year. Here’s what they have to say.

U of T Researchers Dispel Long-Standing Theory Guiding Nanoparticle Treatment of Tumours

September 19, 2023

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed an alternative theory to explain how nanoparticles enter and exit the tumours they are meant to treat. This new principle debunks a leading theory in cancer nanomedicine that has guided research for nearly four decades.

Introducing the 2023 Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference Chairs: Zi Xuan Zhang and Eileen Zhong

September 14, 2023

As ToBE embarks on its latest chapter in 2023, we are proud to introduce the leadership duo at the helm of this year’s event: Zi Xuan Zhang and Eileen Zhong.

Research streams


BME’s clinical engineers design technologies, devices and strategies for people with chronic disease, traumatic injury, disabilities and mobility limitations to help them integrate more fully with their environment.

Cell & Tissue

Research that has the potential to change how we think about disease and aging is happening at BME. Regenerative medicine uses stem cells and biomaterials to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue, organ structures and function.


BME researchers are advancing disease detection, customizing drug delivery and improving health-care outcomes with faster and more precise technologies and systems.

Research & professional degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

Research degree that exposes candidates to cutting-edge research in a laboratory

Master of Applied Science

Research degree that exposes candidates to cutting-edge research in a laboratory

Master of Engineering

Professional degree that exposes candidates to biomedical device design to commercialization

Student stories

We interviewed our students about what inspires them in research and extracurricular activities. Here are some of the faces of Biomedical Engineering: