Student Programs

Dr. Terry Thompson with his former student, Jeff Winter (co-supervised by Dr. Neil Gelman) by the World's first dedicated Neonatal 3 Tesla MR system within Lawson Imaging. Dr. Jeff Winter now works for IMRIS and is the site scientist at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Toronto.







Graduate studies at all the partner institutions of BIRC provide students with stimulating transdisciplinary environments to carry out their research, which may be experimental, theoretical, or computational. Students pursuing graduate work within our groups are from diverse backgrounds, but typically have undergraduate or graduate degrees from the physical sciences, engineering, or life sciences. We offer flexibility in structuring a suitable graduate thesis project to allow students to tailor their program to suit their interests and talents. A student's "home" usually is located in the same institution as their supervisor's laboratory, but they will be registered in one of a variety of departments at The University of Western Ontario. To find out how to register in any of the departments listed below, please visit their websites.

Advantages of Training within BIRC

  • Excellent graduate training environments at Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute.
  • Internationally recognized research programs in Brain & Mind Imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, Bioelectromagnetics, and Image-guided Surgery and Therapy.
  • A CIHR Strategic Training Program in Vascular Research - an interdisciplinary program involving vascular imaging and vascular biology.
  • A CIHR Strategic Training Program in Cancer Research and Technology Transfer involving cancer imaging.
  • Emerging strong program in Cellular and Molecular Imaging.
  • Strong clinical and translational research in cancer imaging.
  • Quarterly city-wide rounds of the Department of Medical Imaging at London Health Sciences Centre.