The BME Seminar Series features presentations surrounding the field of Biomedical Engineering.

Next Upcoming Seminar:

Presenter: Dr. Lindsey Westover PhD Date and Time: March 28th, 2018 at 5.30 to 6.30pm Location: Donadeo ICE - Room 7-395 (after-hours access is arranged)



The first presentation in the BME seminar series will be offered by Dr. Lindsey Westover, an alumnus of both the University of Calgary and University of Alberta. This seminar will focus on training and research in University and Hospital/Health authority settings. Later and upcoming presentations will focus on training and engineering practice in the commercial sector, outside of University/Hospital settings.

Presentation Topic:

Dr. Westover will focus the presentation on training and research in the arena of biomedical engineering with emphasis on her research in both University and Hospital settings. This seminar will be of particular interest to individuals interested in learning about career paths and career options in biomedical research.


Lindsey Westover earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. During her M.Sc. she studied knee joint mechanics and a noninvasive measure of in vivo knee joint laxity using MRI and a custom loading apparatus. After completion of her M.Sc., she worked as a clinical engineer in the Department of Research and Rehabilitation Technology Development at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital where she was part of the Edmonton Scoliosis Research Group. Lindsey recently completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta focusing on noninvasive evaluation of interface mechanical properties for bone anchored implants and natural teeth. Lindsey currently is part of a multidisciplinary research group with collaborators at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and the University of Alberta.

The BME Seminar Series features presentations by current graduate students as part of the BME 600A/B courses (Fall/Winter terms). Each of the seminars offers a glimpse into biomedical research taking place at our university.

Details about the next series will be posted soon!

Upcoming seminars:

2018 April 4 - Maria Fernanda Olivas "Oscillating gradient spin-echo diffusion tensor imaging of the human brain"

Time & Location:

12:00PM to 1:00PM
ECHA L1-220

RTF Table Tennis Tourney April 2018!

Want to play table tennis (ping-pong)?
Want to meet other people from RTF/Imaging Research?
Why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone?
If you're interested, e-mail Prayash and Kevin (or let them know in person)

Update 4 April 2018:

The paddles are here, the table is set, and the nets are waiting!

Tentatively, we are planning the tournament day during the week of April 23-27, but please use our Table Tennis Tourney Doodle Poll to indicate which day works best for you. The tourney bracket will include everyone who signs up.

We will also have a practice session some time prior to the tournament. We will use this to go over the rules, wipe some of the rust off, and make sure everyone is on the same page! Everyone who is interested can fill out the Practice Day Doodle Poll.

Keep a look out for an e-mail next Friday (April 13) confirming the date and time!

Please feel free to forward this to anyone in BME who may not have received it.

Prayash - room 1-086 RTF

Kevin - room 1-113 RTF

Advances in Biomedical Engineering Today... Better Healthcare Tomorrow

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is at the forefront of one of the most rewarding areas of engineering, applying the principles and methods of engineering to medicine, engaging in research and teaching. Our research and teaching are second to none; the advances we make today will be seen in medicine tomorrow.

So if you want to improve healthcare, become a part of our team. 

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