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iBioMed Ambassador Program

iBioMed Ambassadors act as the official representatives of the iBioMed Program at all recruitment events and will promote the program in an official capacity. They give prospective students a personal and informative connection with the iBioMed Program and the McMaster community at large. iBioMed Ambassadors also connect with current iBioMed students at Level 2 Program Info Fairs and the iBioMed Info Night.

There are currently Five Ambassador Sub Committees:

The Recruitment Committee

The TikTok Committee

The Podcast Committee

The Editorial Committee

The YouTube Committee (New for the 2022-23 academic term!)

 

How to get Involved as an Ambassador

From attending recruitment events to hosting a podcast, and creating fun and engaging content, there are lots of ways to contribute as an Ambassador.

Here are examples of content created by iBioMed Ambassadors:

Recruitment Committee

Recruitment Committee

iBioMed's Recruitment Committee oversees all activities and initiatives related to recruitment.

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Monitoring Reddit to respond to FAQs and provide accurate info about the program
  • Delivering presentations about iBioMed and McMaster to local high schools
  • Conducting campus tours for prospective students
  • Engaging with prospective students online and over email
  • Developing iBioMed recruitment events and initiatives
TikTok Committee

TikTok Committee

Last year, iBioMed's TikTok Committee launched iBioMed's official TikTok account. This committee is responsible for planning, creating, and posting consistent and high-quality content that resonates with iBioMed's audience.

There are lots of opportunities to jump on trends, engage with our online community, and get creative. If you're comfortable being the centre of attention, and live and breath all things TikTok, this is the committee for you!

iBioMed\'s Podcast Brainwaves

iBioMed's Podcast Brainwaves

Did you know that iBioMed has a podcast, AND that its content, editing and recording is all done by iBioMed Ambassadors? iBioMed Brainwaves is a podcast developed by students for students.

From interviews with faculty, iBioMed students and alumni, this podcast gives insights into the research, entrepreneurship and innovation that is happening within iBioMed. As a member of this committee, you will gain hands-on experience with audio-editing, episode planning, and various recording equipment, all while working with a collaborative and creative team!

iBioMed Editorial Committee

iBioMed Editorial Committee

The iBioMed Editorial Committee develops content and articles featured on the iBioMed website and social channels.  Committee members have the opportunity to attend events and develop articles about these events.

They also develop articles sharing their own student experiences. Here is an example from a committee member who shared her experience in first-year iBioMed 

This committee also created a BuzzFeed quiz during program selection titled "What iBioMed Stream are You?" If you prefer a more behind the scenes approach, and enjoy writing, this is the committee for you!

iBioMed YouTube Committee (New!)

iBioMed YouTube Committee (New!)

New for the upcoming term, the Ambassador Program will introduce a YouTube Committee. This committee will have an opportunity to help re-vamp iBioMed's YouTube channel. This includes developing a content calendar, conceptualizing, designing, and recording videos, and contributing to the new look and feel for this channel.

If you're comfortable in front of a camera, or want to get some behind the scences editing experience, this is the committee for you!

2021-22 iBioMed Ambassadors

Content Creation Comittee

Dhruvil Patel

IBEHS, Level 1

Emilie Kuepper

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Fatima Gafoor

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE), Level 3

Halle Lawson

IBEHS, Level 1

Ibrahim Iftikhar

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship (HESE), Level 2

Isabelle Ragany

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Jocelyn Xu

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 2

Joyce Xu

IBEHS, Level 1

Madelyn Hogan

Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Poonam Saha

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, Level 2

Yousuf Araim

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Mariam Dawood

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

Podcast Creation Committee

Abby McEwan

Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Level 2

Amreen Mander

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Dabeer Abdul Azeez

Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Danny Al-Sammak

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Eric Guo

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, Level 2

 

John Milkovich

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, Level 4

Leah Daniel

IBEHS, Level 1

Manvir Bhangu

IBEHS, Level 1

Sam Milicia

Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Sarah Bissola

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

Sarah Cushnie

Materials and Biomedical Engineering, Level 2

Yumna Irfan

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, Level 5

Recruitment Committee

Aly Pirbay

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Amanda Tomkins

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

Anushree Chakravarty

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Ashwin Unnithan

IBEHS, Level 1

Beth Mitchell

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, Level 3

Evelyn Cudmore

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Giulia Di Nardo

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Helen Peng

IBEHS, Level 1

Huda Hashmi

Materials and Biomedical Engineering, Level 2

Isra Zahid

Software and  Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Joana Dilipkumar

Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

Kavan Mehta

IBEHS, Level 1

Lianna Genovese

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 5

Neetu John

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

Saakshi Arvikar

IBEHS, Level 1

Terrel Marshall

Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

TikTok Committee

Emman ElHamahmy

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 4

Farah Kiwan

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Maliha Khan Kollins

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 2

Mary England

IBEHS, Level 1

Matthew Milkovich

Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, Level 2

Mohamed Shaarawy

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Negar Goodarzynejad

Materials and Biomedical Engineering, Level 3

Rooaa Shanshal

IBEHS, Level 1

Shayan Siddiqui

IBEHS, Level 1

Sharanya Srirangam

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Level 2

Why Become an Ambassador?

There are many benefits and rewards to becoming an iBioMed Ambassador. 

Benefits & Skill Development

As an iBioMed Ambassador, you will learn several transferrable skills that can be used as a student, or in your future careers.

Leadership

Teamwork

Networking

Communication

Marketing

Project/Event Management

Public Speaking

Access to Ambassador Hub in A2L

Rewards

Of course, there is always a perk to being an iBioMed Ambassador!

Certificate of Completion

Official Letter from the Co-Directors of the Program

A Great Resume-Booster!

Connect with an Ambassador

If you want to connect with an iBioMed Ambassador email us at:

ibiomed@mcmaster.ca

If you're a prospective student, let us know if there's a particular iBioMed program you're interested in (Biomedical Engineering or Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship), and we'll connect you with a student from that program!

Time Commitment

Ambassadors will participate in the program from September to the following August each year.

While our Ambassador Committees provide an opportunity to be involved throughout the entire year, there are recruitment activities that take place at certain times during the school year. Below, are some general timelines for events and recruitment opportunities:

Fall

Fall

Mandatory Ambassador training
Welcome Events
Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)
Fall Preview
Design Studio (upper years only)
Social media takeovers

Winter

Winter

Engineering 1 & iBioMed 1 Info Fair
Information Nights
Design Studio (upper years only)
End-of-Year Social
Social media takeovers
Campus tours

Spring

Spring

May @ Mac
Campus tours
Social media takeovers
Info Fairs / Info Nights

Summer

Summer

Ambassador application opens
Social media takeovers
Prep for Next Year

Ambassador Application Process

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM EST Sunday October 9th, 2022

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, late and / or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

1

You must be a registered student in the iBioMed program. First-year iBios are eligible and encouraged to apply!

2

 

Apply by submitting a resume, updated photo, and 30-second video telling us about yourself (specific video instructions provided in online application form)

Returning Ambassadors will be asked to provide any updated information about themselves and an updated picture. Returning Ambassadors are NOT guaranteed a spot in this year's Ambassador Program.

3

All successful Ambassadors (new AND returning) will be required to sign an Ambassador Code of Conduct and attend (IN-PERSON) mandatory Ambassador training

View Ambassador Job Description

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