About Us

We are the first Biomedical Engineering Department in Canada, and uphold a tradition of leadership and excellence. The department was established in 1989, but its history can be traced back to over 40 years. We can look back on major accomplishments, such as the invention of the artificial cell, development of novel brain imaging technologies, novel encapsulation of cells for drug delivery, models for physiological systems, and novel development in areas such as nanomedicine, lab-on-a-chip or magnetoencephalography.

Whereas most Biomedical Engineering departments are in Engineering, we are proud to be part of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, which is the #1 in Canada. The close integration with medicine ensures that our research is closely aligned with clinical needs and will improve patient care.  Our department is one of the most dynamic within the Faculty and has one of the largest graduate programmes. The department hosts a wide range of unique research facilities, and maintains close collaborations with clinicians and researchers for an array of disciplines both locally and around the world.


-          30 Faculty members

-          90 graduate students (including ~ 10 Post-doctoral Fellows)

-          Over 30  bursaries, scholarships and fellowships awarded annually

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