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NSERC CREATE grant success at UWaterloo includes StarFish collaboration

July 18, 2018



The July 16, 2018 edition of WATERLOO STORIES includes Waterloo faculty member awarded NSERC CREATE grant by Annemarie Vander Veen, Office of Research.

Subheaded “$1.65 million will support launch of new biomedical technology graduate program,” the article announces “Catherine Burns, professor of systems design engineering and executive director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, has been awarded a Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) grant to establish a biomedical engineering graduate program that will help produce this type of engineer.”

Maud Gorbet, PhD, Academic Director, Biomedical Engineering at University of Waterloo, notes: ” StarFish Medical is a key partner of this grant and its success. We are very much looking forward to your contributions in the upcoming year and over the next 5 years.”

StarFish will provide real world expertise by talking to Waterloo graduate students about the business of biomedical engineering, visiting Waterloo, speaking to students and answering their questions.

The article explains, “The $1.65 million grant awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will help fund a new program in global biomedical technology research and innovation at Waterloo starting in the fall of 2018, the only one of its kind in Canada.”


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