Biomedical Engineering and Health Technology Showcase

Victoria is an epicenter of technology and innovation that continues to grow in the biomedical and health technology fields. UVic generates and fosters strong connections between university research, local business and health agencies. This event showcases these connections and our leading edge biomedical and health research.

Industry, researchers, faculty members, health professionals and students are invited to join us at this event showcasing UVic's innovative research, industry partnerships and entrepreneurial spirit!

The 2019 Biomedical Engineering and Health Technology Showcase is taking place on November 8th, 2019 in the Michele Pujol room, Student's Union Building, University of Victoria. The schedule is listed below.

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Special Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice President of Research, University of Victoria
  • Robin Syme, Executive Director, CanAssist


9:15 am - 10:00 am: Pre-event tours of laboratories with discussion on technology advances and applications

10:00 am - 10:30 am: Registration with continental breakfast

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Welcome and keynote talk by Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Panel Discussion - Translational Medicine

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Keynote talk by Robin Syme

1:45 pm -2:45 pm: Panel Discussion - Cascadia Entrepreneurship

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Coffee and networking

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Fast Pitch Competition

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Wine and cheese networking session featuring posters


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Poster abstracts and Fast Pitch proposals due: Friday, October 18th, 2019.

Please email poster abstracts to Abstracts should be no more than 250 words!

For questions regarding the Fast Pitch competition, or to submit a pitch, contact Lindsay Frehlick at:

For more information on attending, participating or sponsorship, contact Dr. Stephanie Willerth at


Click through the tabs below for information on our previous events.

Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship Partnership Day 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Optional Lab Tours
10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Conference
Student Union Building
University of Victoria

Download the 2018 conference booklet (PDF, 986KB).

Event was hosted in partnership with NSERC/CRSNG, Peprotech, BC Regenerative Medicine Network, and UVic's Research Partnership and Knowledge Mobilization office and Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technologies.

Biomedical Technology Industry Partnership Day 2017

November 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Student Union Building
University of Victoria

In partnership with NSERC / CRSNG. Download the 2017 conference booklet (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Steering committee:
  • Oliver Schmidtke, AVP Research
  • Aislinn Sirk, Industry Liaison Officer
  • Jody Kitts, Development Manager, Sciences, Engineering and Div. Medical Sciences
  • Amanda Malone, CSO Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals
  • Stephanie Willerth, Acting Director, CBR
  • Lindsay Frehlick, Industry Liaison Officer
  • Ash Senini, Co-op Coordinator, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
  • Nick Dechev, Biomedical Engineering
  • Scott Phillips, President, Starfish Medical
  • Nathan Muller, Starfish Medical, Mechanical Engineer 
  • Nick Allan, BioTech Manager, Starfish Medical 
  • Alex Brolo, Director of CAMTEC
  • Henry Coll, Graduate Student, BME
  • Andrew Agbay, Graduate Student, Neuroscience, CBR
  • Ian Fraser, Undergraduate, BME 
  • Evan Moore, Undergraduate, BioDev
  • Josh Wagner, Undergraduate, BioDev 
  • Marjorie Wilder, Assistant to Director, CBR