BME graduate student body has been experiencing steady growth in the past 5 years. At the beginning of 2021 academic year, the graduate body experienced a 2.5% growth compared to last year. The enrollment represents the number of students registered in our programs as of September of every year. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
BME is one of the leading research intensive units within FASE. Approximately 60% of BME’s graduate population consists of PhD students in 2021. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
BME has a balanced female to male graduate student body ratio. All data is self-reported by candidates during registration. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
The graduation number is similar to the last academic year. The numbers indicates the students who have met all program requirements and are eligible to graduate. The numbers from the 2020-2021 academic year was calculated from adding 2020 September, 2021 January, and 2021 May sessions. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
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 111 total graduates in 2020-2021. PhD-C: Clinical stream. PhD-U: Direct-entry. PhD: students who had previously obtained a masters. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
Graduation time is dictated by degree type in 2019-2020. PhD-C: Clinical stream. PhD-U: Direct-entry. PhD: students who had previously obtained a masters. The number of years was calculated as an average. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
First year students are the most prevalent in the student body. Within the 366 students registered, 126 are first year students. While the student distribution is balanced in PhD and MASc 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. Data was collected on November 22, 2021.
Research Funding Trend
BME have received $9.31 million in research funding amongst 40 core faculty members. On average, funding per faculty member was approximately $0.23 million between September 2020 – August 2021.
There were 117 funding packages for the September 2020 – August 2021 period. Majority of the funding packages were operating grants for research activities. CRC: Canadian Research Chair funding. Others include: equipment, clinical trials, and title funding.
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 $9.31 million from the September 2020 – August 2021 period.
BME has published 170 peer-reviewed papers during January 2021 – December 2021 from our core faculty members. The data on the right was aggregated via SciVal, an Elsevier subsidiary. The data was collected on December 15, 2021.