Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manitoba is a graduate program toward M.Sc., Ph.D. degrees and/or MD/PhD. It is a multidisciplinary program between the three faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science.
The main innovative feature of this program is not its concept nor its content -there are many other similar programs in North America- but its functional design; the proposed program will be created not by the creation of a new faculty or department, but by the goodwill, combined strength, coordinated efforts and joint administration of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine. Another innovative feature of the proposed program is its admission's flexibility: the program admits students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and tailor each student's program by taking their particular background into account. This results in a flexible, student-centered BME program that meets the degree objectives and accountability criteria of the Institution.
The main research areas of the program includes but not limited to: medical instrumentation and sensors, biological signal processing, biomedical image processing and reconstruction, gait analysis and rehabilitation, biophotonics, orthopaedic mechanics, neurocognitive science, non-invasive diagnosis of neurological disorders.
BME Program Initiative Organization Chart
A committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and whose other two members will be the Dean’s (or their appointees) of the Faculties of Science, and Medicine, will appoint a director from the Engineering Faculty for the BME program. The director will report directly to the Dean of Engineering. The Director chooses two associate directors from the other two faculties (other than his or her own faculty) who are responsible for the management of the BME program. As with all graduate programs, the BME graduate program abides by all the rules and regulations established and implemented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for its graduate programs.
BME Program Director is directly responsible for the entire program, forms the committees, and assigns the committee members for the committees listed below. It will also be the responsibility of the director to assign instructors for courses falling exclusively under the BME program. This is a 3-year term position (renewable).
COMMITTEES OF THE BME PROGRAM
DUTIES AND OBJECTIVES OF SUBCOMMITTEES
The BME-GPEC (Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Executive Committee) is divided into four subcommittees plus a student representative to facilitate the fulfillment of its mandate. The Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program serves as the BME-GPEC Chair and approves the appointment of each subcommittee chair who in turn may recruit members to his or her respective subcommittee. The BME-GPEC membership and assignment of the chair of each subcommittee will be by nomination and election at the annual meeting of all BME members.