Graduate Teamwork

Welcome to our Graduate Program

Grad Chair

Dr. Grace Parraga
Graduate Chair

Our graduate program provides research intensive training in biomedical sciences. Our graduate students take a limited number of graduate level courses selected specifically to complement their background, research project, and future career goals. Our graduate students obtain their research training as part of a medical research team under the direction of their supervisor and with guidance from other researchers acting as their advisory committee.

and you will:

Be actively contributing to some of the most advanced medical research in Canada and anywhere in the world. By the time you graduate, you will have presented your own research at national and/or international scientific meetings and submitted your research for publication in leading scientific journals. 

Be part of a graduate program with over 70 faculty members and 90 graduate students, and we are continuing to grow!

Have access to  an exciting mix of faculty members - from junior researchers beginning to establish their careers to senior researchers with international reputations. Our faculty have backgrounds in a wide range of disciplines: biophysics, physics, engineering (biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical), physiology, medicine, and … we are looking for highly qualified students from even a wider range of undergraduate training.





Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants

In Your Statement of Intent, 
please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.

If you are a domestic applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

If you are applying to the PhD Med Biop Clin MSc CAMPEP Accredited stream of the Medical Biophysics graduate program - START HERE

If you are an international applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

MUST READ: Graduate Chair's Notes for All MBP Students

The Top 10 Things A MBP Graduate Student Needs To Know (presented by Baraa Al-Khazraji, senior PhD student)

Above presentations best viewed using Google Chrome

Western's Learning Skills Services for Graduate Students offers excellent advice and counselling about balancing the challenges of conducting research, writing your dissertation, and maintaining a personal life. An effective example of their services is tips on time management

View the Slide Show from the 2013 A. C. Burton Lecture

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In Memory of Dr. Alan C. Groom, Professor Emeritius, the Alan C. Groom Memorial Fund Has Been Established. See Presentation  ...
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Founder, Medical Biophysics, UWO, and
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee


View UWO Libraries video seminars presented by globally recognized scientists covering all biomedical topics


Also of interest:

Department of Medical Biophysics - Learning through Research