Welcome Back to Mac, iBioMed!
Welcome back iBioMed students! We are excited to meet you all again, and can’t wait to welcome you to our newly renovated office in MDCL 3515! This is an exciting year as our first cohort of iBioMed students is entering into their fifth and final year of our program! We are also welcoming our first year and second year students to campus for the first time.
iBioMed Administrative Office Hours
The physical iBioMed Office has resumed its regular full-time hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 4:00 PM. We are closed for lunch from 12:00PM – 1:00PM.
iBioMed Tech Hours
Your iBioMed Lab Techs and Instructional Assistant will be on-campus full-time (Monday – Friday) effective September 7.
iBioMed Contact Information
Please continue to contact the iBioMed admin team via email and we will be happy to help!
General Inquires: Victoria Olubunmi, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Course or Schedule Inquiries: Dayna Wingfield, Instructional Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advising: Brennan Conry, Academic Advisor email@example.com
Co-op: Sam Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
What is HESE?
The Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE) program is a four-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.
Meet two Mac Eng recipients of the MSU teaching awards: Jamal Deen and Anna Korol Learn More
Jamal Deen is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Anna Korol is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Top Ten Moments of iBioMed's First Five Years Learn More
This spring iBioMed is turning five and celebrating its first-ever graduating class. As we look back and contemplate the first five years of this innovative and exciting program, we realize that there’s a lot to celebrate.
In the Media: Entrepreneurial spirit shines brightly for young CEO helping people with limited mobility in their hands Learn More
At 22, with her degree the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences program in hand, Lianna Genovese already holds two patents in the United States and Canada, as well as four trademarks.
Please refer back to this page for more details.
Co-op and 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.
Hosam Abdel Hafeez
Hosam | Level 3 HESE student, business owner and iBioMed Ambassador
Janelle Hinds, BEng '15
Electrical & Biomedical Engineering | Honoured for being an Everyday Political Citizen
John Milkovich | Level 2 HESE student making waves overseas
Sarah Smith, BEng '07
Electrical & Biomedical Engineering | Big Ideas: Matters of the Heart
Shawn Keating, BEng '10
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering | A shift in perspective
Yumna Irfan | Level 3 HESE student passionate about math, engineering and programming