2013 was a busy year in FOS educational history, with three major advancements in academic programming — all designed to meet emerging needs in the real world. Representatives from these programs reflect on the impact and significance of these developments.
Timely undergraduate program in Biomedical Sciences
“At the time, Ontario was the fourth-largest life sciences cluster in North America. Recognizing the importance, our department developed the undergraduate Biomedical Sciences program. Directors in life sciences have since remarked that our high-achieving graduates are increasingly applying to their professional schools. We’re producing a knowledgeable and creative workforce for the medical, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals fields. It helped put TMU on the map.”
— Dr. Jeffrey Fillingham,
TMU professor and inaugural Biomedical Sciences Program Director