Four years ago, a dedicated group of Jewish student leaders from Hillel Ryerson founded Biomed-IN, a program focussed on providing Canadian students and young professionals a global perspective of biomedical innovation, from around the world, including Israel, while connecting them directly with Toronto-based companies and researchers.
Now, more than triple in size, this initiative garnered some 150 attendees, and benefited from an invaluable partnership with Ryerson’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Faculty of Science, and the Ryerson Science Society. Collaborations such as this serve to foster a greater sense of interconnectedness between the Jewish community on campus, and university infrastructure – and ultimately create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for supporters of Israel on campus.
“I first attended Biomedical Innovation Night (Biomed-IN) last year, which was the third year since its creation. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with industry professionals unlike any other I had encountered throughout my time as an undergraduate Biomedical Sciences student at Ryerson. I also learned invaluable information about following one’s goals and the startup ecosystem and future of healthcare in Israel and Canada. I left the conference feeling inspired and motivated about the change and influence I could take part in, and excited about my future in the Biomedical field.
This year, I knew I had to apply to be part of the student-led team that brought such an amazing event to life! I had an incredible experience working with the other team members to create a one of a kind learning and networking experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. I hope to be a part of the team for years to come, and I am so eager to watch Biomed-IN grow and continue to impact undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumni from Unity Health and Ryerson University.” – Ravital, Hillel Ryerson
Hillel Ryerson is proud to continue to support this incredible program, and we look forward to sharing in its continued success for many years to come.
For more information on the Biomed-IN, you can visit their website here.