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Changes to iBioMed Operations

The Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) team is working remotely and available to help you. We will be responding to emails between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday. Please understand that this is a very busy period, and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

The iBioMed Office (MDCL 3510) will move from in-person appointments to phone / video appointments and continue to be available by email. 

For general inquiries, please contact ibiomed@mcmaster.ca, or please feel free to contact anyone of the following individuals for support: 

Alexa Béhar-Bannelier, Program Manager
alexa.behar@mcmaster.ca or ext. 24548
 
Brennan Conry, Academic Advisor 
conryb@mcmaster.ca
 
Dayna Wingfield, Instructional Coordinator
 
 Alessandra DiBiase, Administrative Assistant
profeta@mcmaster.ca
 
Melissa Weldon, Communications & Engagement Coordinator
 
Leela Pilli, Laboratory Technician
pillil@mcmaster.ca
 
Parm Bola, Instructional Assistant
bolap1@mcmaster.ca
 
We will continue to service in-course students, prospective students, parents, faculty, instructors and staff and be available to reach of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out!
 

 

What is iBioMed?

At McMaster University, we’re transforming healthcare challenges into a new learning experience with the Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) program. We’re bringing together the best of our top-ranked health sciences and engineering programs into a hands-on, project-based program with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and learning to solve real-world problems by doing.

Learn all about iBioMed!

IBEHS 1 and Admissions

The Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program has a common first year, also known as IBEHS 1.  This allows students to explore all degree path options before choosing a focus stream of either the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (B.Eng. BME) or Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (B.H.Sc.).  During the first year of study, iBioMed students develop a solid foundation in math and science, with a focus on biomedical engineering and the health science applications and are able to build a personal network of peers before moving to their level two streams.

Learn about the Admission process, from required courses and timelines to the Supplementary Application.

Learn all about IBEHS 1 and the Admission Process!

What is HESE?

The Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) program is a five-year program where students are required to complete core project and design-based courses from the iBioMed program in addition to courses that integrate Business and Engineering.

Learn more

News

iBioMed student shares journey to earning a global innovation award

July 16, 2021 /  Department News

iBioMed student shares journey to earning a global innovation award

ImaginAble Solution’s CEO and founder Lianna Genovese, an alumnus of The Clinic @ Mac’s Residency and Health Ventures programs, recently represented Canada at the 2021 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Her invention, Guided Hands, won the Innovation Award.

iBioMed's first year cell bio course helps students think bigger about the molecular world

May 28, 2021 /  Department News

iBioMed's first year cell bio course helps students think bigger about the molecular world

How does our understanding of the microscopic world of biology contribute to the creation of innovative biomedical solutions, and what does cellular biology have to do with terms like entrepreneurship and innovation? Students will discover this and more in IBEHS 1EP6.

Seven McMaster researchers recognized as University Scholars

May 10, 2021 /  Department News

Seven McMaster researchers recognized as University Scholars

University Scholars have distinguished themselves internationally and demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, as well as excellence in education and serving local and global communities.

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Co-op and Careers

Careers

Graduates of this program will be uniquely positioned for careers in the biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and health and biomedical science sectors of the economy. They will also remain well-positioned for careers that fall within the spectrum of their engineering or health sciences discipline. They will be well equipped to pursue further studies in graduate research or professional health sciences careers, such as medicine, or take on entrepreneurship opportunities.

Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS)

Students in the iBioMed program will have Co-op and Career Services available through the Faculty of Engineering.

As for all engineering disciplines at McMaster, students in our programmes have the opportunity of applying for an industrial internship. If successful, the student typically is employed on industrial placement from the May following his/her third year in the academic programmes and returns to school for Level 4 in September of the following year.  

Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS) is a joint venture between the McMaster Engineering Society and the Faculty of Engineering.  

 Visit the Engineering Co-op and Career Services Website  

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