Posts By: Mandeep Jajj

Mobility scooters not up to winter’s icy challenge, researchers say

January 07, 2022 | Geoffrey Fernie, a professor of surgery with appointments at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and a senior scientist at the University Health Network's KITE Research Institute, works with a research team to look at mobility scooters and there performance on road conditions during Canadian winters.

Rethinking surgical safety as a culture as opposed to the end outcome

November 12, 2021 | Recently completing her graduate degree at BME, Amalia Gil continued her career path as a clinical implementation engineer, aiming to help improve surgical safety in operating rooms (ORs). By capturing videos, sound, and other data from the OR during operations – akin to a black box on an airplane – these technologies enable hospitals to gain insights into how to improve quality and safety in their ORs. Here she describes her role, and what the future holds for safe surgical practices.

Five startups to watch from U of T Engineering’s virtual Hatchery Demo Day 2021

September 24, 2021 | From crowdsourcing new treatments for rare diseases to catalyzing the work of urban planners, five worthy ideas are one step closer to commercial viability after Hatchery Demo Day 2021, held virtually throughout the week of September 13 – 17, 2021. A total of 17 teams competed in the Hatchery NEST process, an experiential learning opportunity that instills and nurtures an entrepreneurial mindset in participating U of T students and faculty.

How to write a successful Vanier CGS application

August 13, 2021 | The Vanier application deadline is rapidly approaching. Check out some extensive best practices and mistakes to avoid offered by Joseph Sebastian, a 2020 Vanier-CGS winner, on writing an 'award-winning' Vanier CGS application.

Saving lives – one breath at a time

August 4, 2021 | Derek Watt completed his Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007. Now working as the Director of Commercial Products at Thornhill Medical, Derek is part of a team that designs, builds, and supplies a robust line of field-ready respiratory devices. Thornhill Medical’s products are specifically designed for military, field hospital, transport medical and first responder teams.

Faces of BME – Samantha S.

July 7, 2021 | Samantha Stuart, MASc candidate from the Frank Gu Lab is applying machine learning algorithms to biomedical applications in the lab, while leading & participating in science outreach initiatives like the Canada Wide Science Fair. Read about her journey here.
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