Biomedical Engineering

Advancing knowledge and solving problems in biology, medicine, and health-care through technology, innovation, and translation.

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineering (BME) uses engineering tools and approaches to advance knowledge and solve problems in animal and human biology, medicine and health care. Biomedical engineering makes important differences every day by extending lives, ensuring the safety of our food and water supplies, promoting independence, and improving quality of life for people and animals around the world.

We are educating the next generation of leaders for the bio-economy with our multidisciplinary training programs that involve over 340 scholars and six faculties, working in multidisciplinary teams at more than 40 unique, state-of-the-art facilities across campus. This includes a direct-admit graduate program and an undergraduate specialization in biomedical engineering.

We are building on our vibrant training and research environment and rich history of collaboration that stimulates discovery and fosters technological innovations in health, providing an engineering approach to improve quality of life. 

A UCalgary Priority

Biomedical engineering is one of UCalgary’s strategic research priorities as part of the Eyes High vision to drive the university to become one of Canada’s top 5 research universities. The Office of the Vice-President (Research) provided $1 million in funding to support BME researchers executing the strategy, demonstrating our commitment to pursuing research excellence in biomedical engineering. 

The integrated nature of engineering, kinesiology, medicine, veterinary medicine, science and nursing at the University of Calgary is a unique strength in Canada. Direct links to Alberta’s Strategic Clinical networks ensures that our research is directly relevant to the needs of patients, clinicians, and policy-makers.

News

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Innovation and technology transfer: 2021 Parex Resources Innovation Fellows announced

Six UCalgary scholars granted fellowships for research into quality of life for older adults, treatment of chronic pain, parallel reservoir simulators, and more

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Sound from user’s cough

UCalgary researchers developing app to screen for COVID-19

Sound from user’s cough could allow for early virus detection

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A Software Engineer and a Nurse Strike the Match of Innovation

Dr. Mohammad Moshirpour, P.Eng., explains software engineers resemble carpenters: they can build a library, but first they need to know what it’s supposed to look like.

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students

Recipients of Cannon Lachapelle Award in Entrepreneurial Thinking announced

This year’s applicants showcased their innovation and perseverance in a difficult year.

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