Welcome to the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.  

More than 150 faculty members, from every faculty on campus, are actively engaged with the centre, working in collaboration to provide a resource of varying expertise.

Our mandate is to build healthy, active partnerships between centre researchers and corporate members through collaborative projects, mutual interest building, and networking events.

To learn more about partnerships, please email us

Vision:

The Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology (CBB) enables interdisciplinary research across the university to address global challenges in human health and help translate those research results rapidly into practice, policy and impactful health outcomes. Achieving this vision will help the University of Waterloo to cement an international reputation at the interface of technology and human health.

Mission:

To achieve this vision, CBB's mission is to:  

  • Enable knowledge translation and support of the interdisciplinary research community through seminars, networking opportunities, and support of student groups 
  • Be a conduit to Waterloo's ecosystem of unique health related R&D and clinical resources 
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in technology, human, animal and environmental health and practice including industry, hospitals, community, and international bodies
  • Provide Project Coordination/Management for large/inter-institutional projects

Join us:

To become a member of CBB, you can start by filling out a quick survey. We will then be in touch to discuss further.

  1. June 1, 2021Praxis Ideation Challenge Finalists
    Praxis Ideation Challenge Activities Timeline

    The Praxis Ideation Challenge is a six-month competition split into three stages. First, a submission stage with a video pitch, then the selected pitches were invited to a live Pitch Competition, and lastly, the selected projects will be invited to participate in the Prototype Demo Day. 

  2. Nov. 18, 2020Dr. Vivek Goel, leading public-health researcher, named as next president and vice‑chancellor of the University of Waterloo
    Vivek Goel

    Dr. Vivek Goel is recognized in Canada and around the world as a leading public-health researcher, health-services evaluation expert, and champion for the use of research evidence in health policy making.

    He also currently serves on the boards of the Vector Institute, TRIUMF, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada Health Labs, and the Post Promise.

  3. Oct. 22, 2020World's largest human tissue archive adopts Waterloo search system developed by CBB member Himid Tizhoosh and his team at KIMIA Lab
    Hamid Tizhoosh

    Technology developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States.

    The Joint Pathology Center (JPC), which has the world’s largest collection of preserved human tissue samples, will use an artificial intelligence (AI) search engine to index and search its digital archive as part of a modernization effort.

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