Industry Advisory Committee

Shaping Biomedical Engineering

We are working to deepen pathways to industry to help shape the future of health and healthcare.


The Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) plays an advisory role in shaping SBME’s education and translational strategies and activities by providing advice and guidance that will be implemented to align our education programs with the needs and trends of industry, and provide a forum for discussion on our research and translation strategy. With a vested interest in shaping the skills and capabilities of biomedical engineers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs, the IAC’s prominent members from industry bring different perspectives from sectors spanning SBME’s education and research areas of focus.

Sharon LouisSharon Louis, Co-ChairSVP, Research and DevelopmentSTEMCELL Technologies
John WalmsleyJohn Walmsley, Co-ChairEVP, Strategic Relationships

StarFish Medical
Shresth-GandhiShreshth Gandhi
Machine Learning LeadDeep Genomics
Janet Teasdale

Sr. Director, Talent DevelopmentAbCellera
Nancy HarrisonVenture PartnerAmplitude Ventures
Neil FraserPresidentMedtronic Canada
Agnieszka Kielczewska
Principal ScientistAmgen BC
Samuel ClarkeDirector, Research & DevelopmentPrecision Nanosystems
Stefan AvallDirector, Product ManagementKardium
Surjit DixitVP TechnologyZymeworks
Kari LaMotteManaging Directore@UBC
Peter ZandstraDirector & ProfessorSBME
Peter CriptonUndergraduate Program Director & ProfessorSBME
Raquel De SouzaPartnerships ManagerSBME