Schulich School of Dentistry and Medicine Biomedical Engineering Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Student Committee (BMESC)

The BMESC organizes social events for all BME students and provides the appropriate avenues for students to voice their concerns and opinions. 

Student Committee Members

Student Committee Chair

John S.H. Baxter (

The Student Committee Chair is BME representative to several committees including the Schulich Graduate Student Council and the Student Societies in Engineering. The Student Committee Chair is the de facto representative of the BME student body. If you would like to start any new student initiatives, provide feedback on any aspect of the BME program, or volunteer to represent BME on an external committee, the Student Committee Chair will be more than happy to assist you!

Social Coordinator

Madeleine Van De Kleut (

The Social Coordinator plans and organizes many of BME's favourite social events such as our Winter Formal and Summer BBQ. If you would like to help organize a social event, the Social Coordinator is the person to talk to!

Sports Coordinator

Pouya Soltani (

The Sports Coordinator is in charge of keeping BME fit, healthy and engaged in the many sporting and health initiatives on campus including intramural sports teams. If you have any interest in going a team or starting your own fitness initiative, the Sports Coordinator is the person to talk to!

POC Student Representatives

Brandon Edmonds ( 
Martine McGregor (

The Program Operating Committee (POC) is a committee made up of faculty and students who determine the direction the BME program is to take. If you have any questions or concerns about BME's academic,

SOGS Representatives

Sarah Kiros (
Zahra Hosseini (

The Social of Graduate Students (SOGS) represents all graduate students at Western University and acts on their behalf. SOGS provides a number of services including your bus pass, health and dental coverage, and travel bursaries. For more information abouts SOGS, please follow the link:


CPR Seminar Series - DSB 1002 - April 5 5:30

We are pleased to announce that April's Collaboration of Practitioners and Researchers Seminar will be on Wednesday, April 5th from 5:45-7:00PM in DSB1002 (London) and MEB1115 (Windsor).

This will be our final Seminar for the year!

Topic: Cystic Fibrosis

Speakers: Christopher Yildiz, MD Candidate; Brandon Banaschewski, PhD Candidate (Physiology and Pharmacology); Dante Capaldi, PhD Candidate (Medical Biophysics)

Please note that we will be limiting attendance to approximately 50 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. So RSVP by Friday, March 31st to secure your spot:

News and Feedback

Nominate yourself for BME Student Committee Chair

This will be John Baxter's final year as the Chair of the BME Student Committee. If you are interested in getting involved with representing BME, consider nominating yourself to be the next Chair! For more information, please contact John Baxter (

Other Ways to Get Involved

There are other ways to get involved in biomedical engineering outreach. Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles (website) is an initiative run by Schulich graduate students dedicated to delivering medical science and research awareness to the broader community, empowering them to live healthier, happier lives. Join them to develop your communication and outreach skills, presenting your own research to lay audiences ranging from local elementary school groups to retirees!

Other Organizations

Other student organizations related to biomedical engineering include: