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New biomedical engineering program celebrates first graduate

September 2, 2013 — 

Congratulations to Chathura Kumaragamage, the first graduate of the new Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate program at the University of Manitoba.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Chathura received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (2010) from the University of Manitoba before enrolling in the BME M.Sc program.  His research involved EVestG technology and his Master’s Thesis was titled: Development and Validation of a Low Noise Signal Acquisition Protocol for Inner Ear Evoked Potentials.

In response to the growing biomedical industry in the province of Manitoba and the success of the university in attracting world leaders in the field of Biomedical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced the Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate program at the University of Manitoba. The program was approved in spring of 2012, and now has its first graduate. It is an interdisciplinary program between the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science, and the associated hospitals and medical industries.

“The Faculty of Engineering is pleased to be leading the new Biomedical Engineering Program,” says Dean of Engineering, Dr. Jonathan Beddoes. “The Faculty and University are home to some of the foremost biomedical researchers, including the director of the biomedical program, Dr. Zahra Moussavi, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering. The interdisciplinary nature of our biomedical program is a real strength and will allow students and researchers to more effectively work together to improve the health and medical outcomes associated with a wide range of ailments.”

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