Annual Report – 2020


Enrollment Trend

BME graduate student body has been experiencing steady growth in the past 5 years. At the beginning of 2020 academic year, the graduate body experienced a 8% growth compared to last year. The numbers shown represent the number of students registered in our programs as of September of every year. The numbers were collected on December 7, 2020.


Enrollment Breakdown

BME is one of the leading research intensive units within Engineering. Approximately 55% of its graduate population consists of PhD students in 2020. Comparatively, FASE averages 24%. The BME numbers were collected on December 7, 2020.

FASE Distribution

BME Distribution


Gender Distribution

BME has a balanced female to male graduate student body ratio. All data are self-reported during registration. The numbers from BME was collected on December 7, 2020.

FASE Distribution

BME Distribution

MHSc

MEng

MASc

PhD


Graduation Number

The graduation number is similar to the last academic year. The numbers on the right of the bar graph indicate the number of graduates who have successfully defended their thesis in the academic year. The numbers from the 2019-2020 academic year was calculated from adding 2019 September, 2020 January, and 2020 May sessions. The numbers were collected on December 7, 2020.


Program Graduation Breakdown

Graduate proportion is similar to the current student body breakdown, indicating a balanced exit rate amongst students within each program. Bracketed percentages indicate the proportion of students out of 90 total graduates in 2019-2020. The numbers were collected on December 7, 2020.


Graduation Time

Graduation time is dictated by degree type. PhD-C: Clinical Specialization. PhD-U: Direct-entry. PhD: students who had previously obtained a masters. The number of years was calculated as an average. The numbers were collected on December 7, 2020.


Year Distribution

First year students are the most prevalent in the student body. Within the 357 students registered, 145 are first year students. While the student distribution is balanced in PhD, MASc, and MHSc programs, MEng had the highest proportion of first year students. Since this is one year program, the proportion of second year and above is expected to be low. The numbers from BME was collected on December 7, 2020.

Total Distribution

MHSc

MEng

MASc

PhD


Research Funding Trend

BME have received $11.13 million in research funding amongst 37 core faculty members. On average, funding per faculty member was approximately $0.3 million between September 2019 – August 2020. The numbers shown below represents the number of funding package that is active during September 2019 – August 2020.


Grant Distribution

BME continues to thrive with research funding from all sectors. Amongst all funding packages, approximately 56% are new funding initiatives. Out of total funding, 81% are operating grants. The numbers represent the September 2019 – August 2020 period.


Funding Breakdown

Majority of the research, equipment, and personnel funding originate from the federal government of Canada. ‘Other Sponsors’ are categorized as funding from education bodies, foundations, hospitals, international organizations, and societies. The numbers represent percentages of $11.13M from the September 2019 – August 2020 period.


Publication Record

BME has published 151 peer-reviewed papers in 2020 from our core faculty members. The data on the right was aggregated via SciVal, an Elsevier subsidiary. The data was collected on December 7, 2020.


Keyword Identifiers

IBBME has a diverse set of research topics. Publications produced by BME core faculty members from 2020 were aggregated and the frequency of recurring keyphrases was captured. The size of the font refers to the relative frequency in which the phrase occurs in publications. The following keyphrases were generated by SciVal.