Our Vision, Mission & Values



Better health outcomes as a result of:

  • Applying principles and tools from the physical sciences and engineering to biology, physiology and medicine;
  • Translating knowledge and innovations to clinical practice;
  • Maintaining an internationally recognized and rigorous graduate program;
  • Training biomedical engineers to work effectively in a wide range of settings, from academia to industry; and,
  • Advocating and disseminating BME to the public at large

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Transformative biomedical research, innovation and discovery, and training of the next generation of biomedical engineers, for better health outcomes.

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Achieving excellence through:

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Inclusivity and collegiality
  • Scientific and ethical rigor
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Problem solving, creativity, and innovation
  • Equity & Diversity
  • Academic Freedom










We support equity, diversity, inclusion, and academic freedom.

We are cognizant of, and committed to rectifying, inequities in science and academia.

  • "Demographically underrepresented students innovate at higher rates than majority students, but their novel contributions are discounted and less likely to earn them academic positions." 

Hofstra, B., Kulkarni, V. V., Galvez, S. M., He, B., Jurafsky, D., & McFarland, D. A. (2020). The diversity–innovation paradox in science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 9284 –9291 External link.

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