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

Aref Sleiman (

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

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:

If you would like to become a SOGS representative, please contact the Student Committee Chair!


Please come back for more news and events!

News and Feedback

Please come back for more news and events! If you want to give us any feedback, please don't hesitate to contact the BME Student Committee Chair!

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: