Tomorrow's Health, Today's Research

Biomedical Technology Industry Partnership Day

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:30 – 5:30
Student Union Building
Michele Pujol Room
University of Victoria

Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria generate strong connections between university research and local business. We are the home of the first accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Western Canada and this event is designed to showcase our innovative research and industry partnerships in biomedical research occurring in Victoria and the lower mainland. Our first ever Biomedical Technology-Industry Partnership day is open for the community, including students, faculty, local industry, and other interested parties.

Join us for industry talks, a panel discussions, a showcase of Biomedical Research projects, and a speed-networking session that will create new connections and spark collaborative project ideas with funding options available between researchers and industry.

Vender tables in attendance:  VWR, Praxair,

9:30 – 10:30  Optional Lab tour

10:00 – 11:00 Registration with muffins, fruit and coffe

11:00 – 12:30 Keynote Speakers:    Terry Thomas, Chief Scientific Officer, STEM CELL Technologies

                                                         Scott Phillips, Founder and CEO, Starfish Medical

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch with short presentations by UVic representatives about research centres and our undergraduate programs and co-op
1:30 – 2:30   Grant Opportunities Panel for collaboration between academic and industry

2:30 – 3:00   Coffee break with posters

3:00 – 4:00   Careers in Biotechnology Panel
4:00 – 4:30   Speed Networking

4:30 –          Wine and Cheese with networking featuring posters and industry booths


Register here

For more information on attending, participating or sponsorship – contact:
Dr. Stephanie Willerth, Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steering Committee

    Oliver Schmidtke, AVP Research
    Aislinn Sirk, Industry Liaison Officer
    Amanda Malone, CSO Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals
    Stephanie Willerth, Acting Director, CBR
    Lindsay Frehlick, Industry Liaison Officer
    Ash Senini, Co-op Coordinator, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
    Nick Dechev, Biomedical Engineering
    Scott Phillips, President, Starfish Medical
    Nathan Muller, Starfish Medical, Mechanical Engineer
    Nick Allan, BioTech Manager, Starfish Medical
    Alex Brolo, Director of CAMTEC
    Henry Coll, Graduate Student, BME
    Andrew Agbay, Graduate Student, Neuroscience, CBR
    Ian Fraser, Undergraduate, BME
    Evan Moore, Undergraduate, BioDev
    Josh Wagner, Undergraduate, BioDev
    Marjorie Wilder, Assistant to Director, CBR