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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.

Science Meets Parliament: Building relationships between scientists and Parliamentarians in Canada 

September 13, 2023

Dr. Penney Gilbert was one of the delegates selected to participate in the 2023 SMP program, aimed to bridge the gap between scientific research and policy development by fostering direct engagement between scientists and parliamentarians.

Two years apart: out of the pandemic and onto greener pastures

September 6, 2023

Back in 2021, one year into the lockdown, we sat down with 6 MASc and PhD students from BME, exploring their visions for a world changed in two years’ time. Recently, we had the opportunity to reconnect with these extraordinary individuals and witness the profound evolution of their perspectives.

IBET Momentum Fellow Chantel Briana Campbell fabricates multilayered biomaterials that can help repair damaged hearts, eyes and muscles

September 6, 2023

Campbell is one of three 2023 recipients of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowships, along with fellow graduate students Raylene Mitchell (MIE) and LaShawn Murray (MIE). Fellowship recipients receive financial support, mentorship, training and networking opportunities to reduce the systemic barriers for their entry into academia.

Dr. Tom Chau elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

September 5, 2023

Senior scientist recognized for his international work and impact on children and youth living with disabilities and developmental differences worldwide

Meet five U of T Engineering graduate students awarded 2023 Vanier Scholarships

August 29, 2023

Stefan Mladjenovic (BME), a 2023 Vanier Scholar, was inspired by his mother’s battle with cancer to research nanomedicine for his PhD. He is one of the five U of T engineering students awarded 2023 Vanier Scholarship.

KITE trainee named UHN stem pathways volunteer of the month

August 29, 2023

Kaylie Lau has been involved in youth outreach for many years, so when the opportunity arose to become involved with the UHN STEM Pathways program she jumped at the chance.

Dr. Craig Simmons Appointed Associate Director of Scientific Research at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

August 25, 2023

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Simmons as its Associate Director of Scientific Research. Dr. Simmons, a distinguished and accomplished researcher, is set to lead BME’s strategic initiatives in elevating research excellence and fostering a culture of innovation within the realm of biomedical engineering.

Dr. Penney M. Gilbert Appointed Associate Director, Community & Inclusion at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

August 25, 2023

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Penney Gilbert as the new Associate Director, Community & Inclusion. In this newly created role, Dr. Gilbert will play a crucial part in shaping the future of BME by fostering an environment of mentorship, inclusivity, and collaboration among students and faculty.