BMCAA

Biomedical Communications Alumni Association

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Driving impact in science and health through visual communication

Since its inception in 1945, the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (BMC) program at the University of Toronto is continually evolving in response to the changing nature of science, technology, communication, and our profession. It is one of four accredited master's programs world-wide, and the only one in Canada, that educates students in the visual communication of science, medicine, and health.

As a forward-looking field, BMC alumni are always pushing the envelope in advancing discovery and understanding through the power of visual communication, leveraging educational gaming, augmented reality, UI/UX design, and scientific visualization. 

 

The Biomedical Communications Alumni Association (BMCAA) aims to connect and strengthen the BMC community and drive our industry forward by fostering the sharing of insights and experiences.

Upcoming Events

Patient Journey Workshop: Using Creative Problem-Solving to Impact Patient Lives

Creative problem-solving is a powerful skill that BMCers possess, and it can be applied across many industries to impact patient lives. Come discover how it can be leveraged in healthcare consulting during an interactive 1.5 hour workshop lead by Coactuate! 

 

Participants will learn how a patient journey framework can be utilized to identify key pain points along a journey and how these key pain points can be prioritized to ensure strategy planning focuses on the most significant challenges facing patients. We will discuss how this top-down/bottom-up approach is not only applicable in a healthcare consulting setting, but also can be applied now in biomedical communications projects (think user experience design!). 

The event will be highly interactive, including ideation and discussion in small groups, and participants will leave with a new tool in their biomedical communications toolbelt.

 

Location: The comfort of your own home! The event will be held on Zoom. Stay tuned for the meeting link!

Date: Wednesday, September 29 

Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST

BMC75 Memorabilia

Two collectibles which commemorate the history, work, and impact of the BMC program are now available to the BMCAA community and beyond.

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A limited edition, double-sided jigsaw puzzle featuring archival artwork by Marguerite Drummond (Dissection of the Facial Nerve [1943]) on one side and contemporary artwork by Hang Yu Lin (Blood-Brain Barrier [2020]) on the other. 

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The BMC75 Retrospective catalogue showcasing all the wonderful BMC/AAM student and alumni artwork, as well as archival and historical images, from our three virtual galleries. Now available by donation (minimum suggested donation $10); limit 1 copy per person due to limited edition print. International orders welcome! 

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