Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spreading the Word

PhD Candidates Nika Shakiba and David Lee spin the ethics and science of stem cells into a Canada-wide conversation 18 March 2013 What does a discussion among approximately 140 high school students, volunteers, teachers, and world-leading scientists on the subject of stem cells sound like? Oddly personal, important, and revolutionary. “A student was saying that… Read more »

Federal government invests $18.7 million in U of T research

Meet the university’s 23 Canada Research Chairs March 15, 2013 |Jenny Hall The federal government is investing $18.7 million in funding for 23 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) at the University of Toronto. Researchers will use the funds to investigate everything from lung transplantation to the efficiency of wireless networks. “The Canada Research Chairs program… Read more »

New IBBME-led Company SpineSonics Medical Inc. spins towards commercialization

Ultrasound surgical navigation tool becomes the premier product of the student-led company 12 March, 2013 An Ultrasound navigational probe to aid in spinal surgeries is the driving force behind a new start-up company launched this week by 3 rd year PhD student Amir Manbachi , with the help of Professors Howard Ginsberg and Richard Cobbold… Read more »

A Rotating Stage for a Microscope

Software to control a mobility-assistance device…. Have a problem? Solve it with student power. March 11, 2013 IBBME proudly launches two new Biodesign BME 479/489 capstone courses this week, part of its Biomedical Systems Engineering Option offered through the Division of Engineering Science. The courses, BME 479 and BME 489, offer undergraduates the chance to… Read more »

Lorne Chi – Keeping the Knives Sharp

Former IBBME Grad Lorne Chi Engineers Solutions to Disease in Developing Nations 6 March, 2013 Sometimes it’s not all about the money. Just ask Lorne Chi, who has been working with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Ugandan government to create access to affordable antimalarials and diagnostic tests to battle malaria. At a special… Read more »

Five U of T Engineers Honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

March 4, 2013 | Engineering Professors Paul Chow (ECE), Andrew Goldenberg (MIE), Chul Park (MIE), Shamim Sheikh (CivE) and Yu Sun (MIE) have been recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for their outstanding engineering achievements. Andrew Goldenberg received the Sir John Kennedy Medal, the EIC’s highest honour. Chul Park was awarded the K.Y…. Read more »