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Welcome Back to Mac, iBioMed!

Welcome back iBioMed students!  We are excited to see you all again, and look forward to welcoming 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

Please note that we will be transitioning back to in-person office hours gradually:

The week of September 7th – we will be in the office, but servicing you remotely.
Effective the week of September 13th– we will have in-person office hours available Monday – Thursday.  We will be servicing you remotely on Fridays. 
Effective the week of October 18th– we will have in-person office hours Monday – Friday.
The above schedule may change based on public health guidelines, but we will announce any changes to the above as soon as we can. 

iBioMed Tech Hours

Your iBioMed Lab Techs and Instructional Assistant will be on-campus full-time (Monday – Friday) effective September 7th

iBioMed Contact Information

Please continue to contact the iBioMed admin team via email and we will be happy to help!

General Inquires: Alessandra DiBiase, Administrative Assistant ibiomed@mcmaster.ca
Course or Schedule Inquiries: Dayna Wingfield, Instructional Coordinator wingfied@mcmaster.ca
Academic Advising: Brennan Conry, Academic Advisor conryb@mcmaster.ca
Co-op: Sam Stewart stewas32@mcmaster.ca

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’s device to help people with limited hand mobility wins National James Dyson Award

August 25, 2021 /  Department News

iBioMed student’s device to help people with limited hand mobility wins National James Dyson Award

Biomedical and mechanical engineering student Lianna Genovese has received the National James Dyson Award for her invention, Guided Hands™, which she created in her first-year design course to help people with limited hand mobility write, paint, draw and access technology.

In the Media: McMaster student Canada's pick for international design competition with 'guided hands' innovation

August 25, 2021 /  Department News

In the Media: McMaster student Canada's pick for international design competition with 'guided hands' innovation

Lianna Genovese will next compete against finalists from 28 countries and regions.

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.

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Events

2022 Virtual Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

January 19, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2022 Virtual Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

Are you a student looking for mentorship and support? Alumni share their experiences to prepare you for your future years at McMaster and beyond.

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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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