Biomedical engineering(BME) MASc student Lawrence Buchan has received the 2013-14 Graduate Student Achievement Award in recognition of his entrepreneurial and scholarly achievements. Buchan is using weight-bearing MRI to investigate the role of biomechanics in hip arthritis. Click here for more info.
BME MASc student Marianne Black has received the Paul Geyer Graduate Award in Biomedical Engineering for 2013-14 in recognition of her entrepreneurial, scholarly and leadership achievements. Black’s resarch addresses the lack of orthopaedic surgical drills in developing countries. Click here for more info.
BME MEng student Michael Cancilla has received the B.C. Medtech Award in Biomedical Engineering for 2013-14 in recognition of his entrepreneurial, leadership and scholarly achievements. Cancilla and a team of UBC biomedical engineers worked with surgeons at VGH and Mulago Hospital in Uganda to develop a sterile drill cover which allows surgeons in Mulago to safely use a regular power drill in place of a high quality surgical power drill during orthopaedic trauma surgeries. Click here for more info.