Faculty Research Networking Events

CBB is hosting several researcher networking events throughout 2019 and beyond, open to all faculty and post docs.  

The goals of the events are to: 

  1. support faculty research networking
  2. provide an opportunity to create teams to apply for major grants under a given theme

Please join the mail list and select the discussion groups/networking events you're interested in attending. 

As meeting dates are finalized, an email will be sent to you asking you to register for the specific event (via Eventbrite) confirming your attendance.  You can make changes to your email preferences anytime, or by contacting cbb@uwaterloo.ca.

Date Theme Potential Discussion Topics

Wednesday January 23

11:30-1:30

EC1-1323 ​Games Institute Collaboration Space

VR & Augmented Reality

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  • How are you using VR/AR/Holograms in your research?
  • What road blocks have you encountered?
  • What are your aspirations for future research?

Format: Introductions, 10 minute presentations, grant identification, discussions, next steps, playable demos. A light lunch will be provided.

Confirmed Researchers:

Confirmed Guests:

This event is supported by the CBB and the Games Institute.

April 10, 2019

10:30-1:00

Room: Davis Centre Fishbowl (DC-1301)

Clinical Applications of Medical Imaging Technologies

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What are the clinical applications of your medical imaging technologies (AI, diagnostics, treatments, analysis, etc.)?

Format:

10:30 - Poster setup, coffee, networking
11:00 - Researcher presentations (5 minutes each)
12:00 - Light lunch and Company presentations (5 minutes each)
12:30 - Grant identifications, next steps, networking
1:00 - Optional: Lab tours upon request

Confirmed Researchers:

Confirmed Guests:

May 30, 2019

10:30-1:00

Room: EC5-1111, Enterprise Theatre

Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Health in Aging and Disease

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Format:

10:30 - Poster setup, coffee, networking
11:00 - Lab Ignite pitch presentations (3-5 minutes each)
11:45 - Keynote speaker: Karim Khan, UBC
12:30 - Light lunch, lab posters, networking
1:00 - Optional: Lab tours upon request

Keynote speaker: 

  • Karim Khan

    Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

    Professor and Education Lead for the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

    Dept of Family Practice and School of Kinesiology, UBC

    Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Confirmed Researchers:

  • Tom Willett, Systems Design Engineering; Waterloo Composite Biomaterials Systems Lab
  • Stewart McLachlin, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering; Orthopaedic Medical Devices
  • Ning Jiang, Systems Design Engineering; Waterloo Engineering Bionics Lab
  • Monical Maly, Kinesiology; Mobilize Clinical Biomechanics Lab
  • James Tung, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering; Assistive Technologies and Neuromotor Control
  • Stacey Acker, Kinesiology; Biomechanics of Human Mobility Lab
  • Mayank Kalra, PhD Candidate, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering for Naveen Chandrashekar

Confirmed Guests:

TBC Big Data How are you using Big Data in your research? 
TBC AI in Health and Sensors How are you using AI for data driven decision making?
TBC Computational Modelling How are you leveraging computational modelling in your research?
TBC Environmental Biotechnology How are you using biotechnology to solve Environmental problems?
TBC Healthcare Systems Engagement and promotion of Social Health Systems
TBC Neurodegenerative Diseases & Aging How is your research related to early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases?

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