Henrietta Galiana Travel Award

The Department awards two travel awards, of $2000 each, in honour of Prof. Galiana's devotion to students and her contributions to biomedical engineering. These awards are for new BBME students, supervised by a core BME member, to attend a leading national/international conference within the student's field. Presenting at the conference is not a requirement to receive this award. Awardees will be selected at random.

Award Criteria and Time Period


  • BBME student (Master’s or Doctoral) who is supervised by a core BME member
  • Must be a first-year student/incoming student in the program

Application Instructions

  • The student’s supervisor must submit this simple online form External link
  • Awardees have one year to use the award
  • Awardees must provide proof of attendance at the conference upon their return

Application Deadline

October 31 at 5PM

About Prof. Galiana

Henrietta (Mimi) Galiana, former Chair of the Department of BME and Professor Emerita following her retirement, has made significant contributions to the newly emerging fields of modern neuroscience with her research on data processing of eye movement reflexes, and modelling of reflexes with neural networks. Biomimetic strategies based on her research on biological systems associated with vision are advancing control of robotic arms and heads in man-made and living organisms. She is also co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NeuroFlex (formerly Saccade Analytics), a startup built on Mimi’s 30+ years of research.

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