Professional Development + Engagement

UBC Micro-certificate in Innovation Leadership: Medical & Bio-innovations

The UBC Micro-certificate in Innovation Leadership: Medical & Bio-innovations is for professionals seeking to drive innovation in the life sciences sector. It bridges the gap between scientific and technical innovations and the practical, legal and strategic skills needed to bring them to market. Learn to identify and address unmet medical needs and implement IP strategies that protect and leverage innovations.

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SBME Propels

Launched in partnership with e@UBC in 2021, SBME Propels is an extracurricular series of workshops, seminars and panels designed to build fluency for trainees, staff and faculty in partnerships, translation, leadership, pedagogy and to prepare graduates for careers across the BME space.

Learn the skills you need to translate innovations, build your career, become an effective leader and create lasting partnerships.

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Gain work experience in your field. The Engineering Co-Operative Education program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical hands-on industrial experience to complement their formal engineering studies.

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SBME Synergy

Get hands-on research experience in world-class laboratories through our Undergraduate Summer Research Program built on the foundations of our partnership with the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), the Genome Science and Technology Graduate Program (GSAT) and the Life Sciences Institute (LSI).

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Invited Speaker Series

Stay on top of cutting edge research. Learn about the research happening in SBME and connect with academics visiting from other institutions.

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Engineering in Scrubs

The first of its kind in Canada, the Engineers in ScrubsⓂ (EiS) program teaches biomedical engineers to navigate the interfaces between engineering and medical research, clinical practice, and product development. Through the program, students receive significant training in hospitals and various clinical environments.

It provides students with a unique opportunity to observe and interact with health care providers across a broad clinical spectrum. The program was founded in 2011 by Dr. Antony Hodgson to train graduate students to become leaders in medical innovation and make meaningful impacts on patient health and healthcare.

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Join us and our outstanding community of faculty, trainees, industry and hospital partners, and students as we continue to define the future of health and healthcare at our annual Symposium.

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Programming Resources

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