Students have many opportunities to be engaged in within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Faculty of Science and the community. Connecting with other students helps to build peer support and expand their professional network within the community.
The Biomedical Sciences Student Association (BSSA) is our departmental student advisory group. In partnership with our faculty, the members of the BSSA serve as student ambassadors for the department in our outreach and recruitment events and provide a student voice in areas of academics, research and service.
Students will also have opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom and gain critical transferrable skills in the areas of communication, collaboration, organization and management.
Below are some examples of courses students can take:
Through our Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE) course (BIOM-3750), students have a unique opportunity to work together with professional researchers and clinicians to brainstorm ideas on communication of cancer research to the public. It also opens up the door to volunteer with the Windsor Cancer Research Group.
Through the Science Service Learning (SCIE-3800) course, students work with community partners to address community needs related to science. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain first-hand experience in matters related to their Biomedical Sciences curriculum.
Other student engagement and volunteer opportunities can be found in the following student groups: