The University of Manitoba’s Biomedical Engineering Society, UMBMES, hosted a ‘Biomedical Ask Me Anything’ event on Thursday, February 5, 2015. The event consisted of industry professionals from the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre (OIC), the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), and Intelligent Hospital Systems (IHS) presenting to undergraduate science students on who themselves, the company they work for, as well as what their day-to-day is like. They also discussed what undergraduate students can do to get involved in the biomedical field. At the end of the presentation students were also given the opportunity to network with the invited industry professionals.
The event was created to educate students on what they should be doing now to become involved in the biomedical field, what is required academically to become involved, what those in the biomedical industry do during a normal work day, and what biomedical work is currently being done in Winnipeg. Additionally, the event was established to provide students with the opportunity to talk to professionals in the field one-on-one.
Two of OIC’s biomedical engineers participated in the event. Trevor Gascoyne, M.Sc., EIT, Manager of Clinical Research & Biomedical Engineering, and Leah Guenther, M.Sc., EIT, Manager of Biomedical Engineering & Services, shared their professional lives with the students. With both Trevor and Leah being published researchers and working on the cutting edge of orthopaedic medical device testing and clinical study, this was a great opportunity for students to see where their future can take them.
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