New Surgical Innovation Program now offered to students


Vincent Duchaine (ÉTS professor and program co-director), Jake Barralet (McGill professor and program co-director), Graham Carr (VP, Research and Graduate Studies), Sandra Betton (Concordia professor and program co-director), Pierre Dumouchel (Executive Director, ÉTS), Dr Gerald M. Fried, (Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, McGill University, and Surgeon-in-Chief, MUHC), Jean-Luc Fihey (Director, Academic Affairs and Industry Relations, ÉTS), Natalia Nuño (ÉTS professor and program co-director), Nathalie Goyette (Project Manager, Surgical Innovation), and Thomas Feven (Concordia professor and program co-director). Photo courtesy of ETS.

Learn. Design. Innovate. These are the objectives of the new Surgical Innovation Program jointly offered by the Department of Surgery at McGill University, the John Molson School of Buisness at Concordia University and the Ecole de techonologie supérieure (ETS).

The graduate level program is the first of its kind in Canada and was launched in September 2015. Modeled after a successful venture at Stanford University, the program aims to give students the tools they need to create advanced technology companies in the field of surgery. Professor Jake Barralet of the Division of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Dentistry is the Program Co-Director.

The program and will allow students to develop and put into practice the skills required to design and market innovations that are tailored to suit surgical sector needs. Together multidisciplinary teams of surgery, engineering and business administration students will assess the needs of surgical related problems during hospital visits and develop innovative and commercially viable technology to help resolve these problems.

For more information on the program and to learn how to apply please see here:,-McGill-and-Concordia-launch-a-joint-Surgical-

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