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Roxxannia Wang

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences, Level I (Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

When I encounter difficulties, people from my program are always there to help or gather to figure out the solution which really helped me out to have a smooth transition from high school to university.

Favourite McMaster Engineering moment/memory?

One of my favourite McMaster Engineering moment is my 1P10 group project presentation at Ewarts Angus Foyer. The 1P10 course is a health solution design course specific to iBioMed students, containing 4 main design problems which requires students to work collaboratively towards a solution. The presentation was an amazing experience since I was able to see what other groups' design look like and their innovations. It was a great memory because my team and I all worked really hard on the project, and there were a lot of team bonding developed during the five weeks that we spent together.

What inspired you to pursue an Engineering degree in Canada?

I started my high school in Canada, so when it came to choosing a university, I automatically chose to stay in Canada since I am more familiar with the system. Additionally, there are many schools that have amazing Engineering programs, especially schools like McMaster which incorporates a co-op experience in the regular 4/5 years of undergraduate study. Having the working experience being obtained during your undergraduate years attracted me a lot since it will help a lot when looking for a job after graduation.

What attracted you to the iBioMed program?

The combination of the two most prestigious programs at McMaster attracted me to the iBioMed program; this program is the best fit for people like me who loves both Biology and Engineering at the same time. In addition, Biomedical Engineering is a rising integrated area which will become more established in the future, and I, personally, am a big fan of augmented biology, deeply believing in that biomedical instruments or technologies will be the solution to many current medical problems.

What do you love most about the McMaster campus and community?

I love the size of McMaster Campus. Everything is so close to each other which saves a lot of time on commuting between buildings. All buildings are in "walkable" distance that usually takes less than 10 minutes. Other than the size of the campus, the inclusiveness and supportiveness that are presented in the community gives me a feeling of home. When I encounter difficulties, people from my program are always there to help or gather to figure out the solution which really helped me out to have a smooth transition from high school to university.

What's something special and fun we should know about you?

I can play the piano and the saxaphone and I am in the marching band! 

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