“This program has amazing faculty scientists and world-class facilities.”
What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
The Medical Biophysics department has wide network of scientist throughout London, with labs at Victoria Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, University Hospital, Robarts Research Institute and other Western facilities. This wide networks has allowed me to network with many scientist from various fields and could lead to new collaboration opportunities in the future. Also, my colleagues in Medical Biophysics and the Schulich student network have provided me with support which is essential for my success.
Where's your favourite place on campus?
My favourite place to work on research is Robarts Research Institute. It has everything I need: my lab, my desk and other fellow colleagues whom I consume copious amounts of coffee with. I also enjoy studying and reading on the Grad Club patio during a warm summer day.
Have you taken any professional courses that Western makes available to grad students ?
Yes, I’ve attended various MyGradSkills/GradWriting courses and found the topics very relevant to graduate student interested in further developing their careers. It was useful to discuss thesis or grant writing with other grad students from different programs because they provided new insight. I also took the Advanced Teaching Program from the Teaching and Learning Center, which provided teaching practice and an opportunity to learn different teaching styles.
Do you engage in volunteer activities?
Yes, I am the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) department representative, the Event Coordinator for Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles (SBSMSM), and the Co-Chair for Retiring with Strong Minds (RWSM)
Graduate Recruitment Coordinator
Department of Medical Biophysics
Medical Sciences Rm 407
London, Ontario N6A 5C1 t.
519-661-2111 ext. 88030 f.
The Department of Medical Biophysics works very closely with other university departments, research institutes, and hospitals in the City of London to offer unique graduate training opportunities in diverse fields including: cardiovascular disease, microcirculation, hemodynamics, biomechanics, and cancer. Biomedical imaging (CT, MRI, MRS, ultrasound, SPECT, PET-CT, PET-MRI, optical, photoacoustic) is a vigorous research area at the cellular, small-animal, pre-clinical, and clinical scale in our department. Our research program therefore gives students a chance to work with state-of-the-art equipment, often combining computational and experimental techniques.
The work of all our students, considered collectively, represents substantial accomplishments in a wide spectrum of physical, biological, and clinical science. Following graduation, you will find a rewarding career in the health care sector, biomedical industry, and academia; others pursue further training in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, or business.
Times to Completion
- Full-time study
All accepted candidates eligible for:
- Base Annual Stipend (MSc:$23,000 PhD:$24,000)
- Western Graduate Research Scholarship
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship
- Teaching Assistant Stipend
- Research Assistant Stipend
- Internal and National Scholarships
- A four-year degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.
- Consideration will be given to applicants with a minimum of a 78% average, but preference given to applicants with a minimum of an A- or 80% average (final two years).
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
According to SGPS, the minimum acceptable score for TOEFL is 86 with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version; 213 for the standard electronic version; or 550 for the paper and pencil version. The Medical Biophysics graduate program ONLY accepts iBT TOEFL scores. Only complete applications with an overall iBT score of 92 will be considered with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version.
- June 1 – Fall Term
- November 1 – Winter Term
- March 1 - Summer Term
Fields of Research
- Medical Imaging
- Medical Physics and Cancer
- Microcirculation and Cellular Biophysics
- Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials