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About Us

Welcome to Canada's First Department of Medical Biophysics!

What is Biophysics?

Simply, it is the study of living things through the application of the laws and principles of physics. Our teaching and research focus on the biophysics of the human body and of higher animals. Many of the teaching faculty in the department are scientists in one of the research institutes associated with Western, and bring special topics from their research such as blood flow, orthopedic mechanics, medical imaging and cancer biology.