INSPIRING STUDENT COLLABORATION
Queen's Biomedical Innovation Team (QBiT) is an undergraduate student-run, interdisciplinary design team focusing on biomedical device design and innovation. The team consists of 60-80 members with backgrounds spanning all faculties at Queen's, including the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Life Science, Computer Science, Biotechnology and more.
The team emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration to create a comprehensive and fully-realized final product. The QBiT team strongly believes in education through application, and thus the team's projects focus primarily on problem identification, prototyping design, and testing phases of product development. The team aims to compete in numerous international competitions per year, depending on the nature of the projects undertaken. QBiT also focuses its diverse knowledge base on providing learning opportunities for both the students on the team and other interested members of the community. The team organizes case competitions, speaker series, and collaborations with other design teams to expand the team's potential and cultivate the principles of biomedical innovation at Queen's and in the greater society of academia.
The executive team consists of two co-captains, chief financial, operations and technical officers, an outreach manager, and eight project managers. The efforts of the team are supported by the Queen's University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alma Mater Society, and the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) of the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Human Mobility Research (HMRC) Innovation Lab
Queen's Integrated Learning Centre
Queen's Biomedical Innovation Team
300 Beamish-Munro Hall
45 Union Street,
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6