About Us

The Canadian Biomaterials Society-Kingston Student Chapter (CBS-KSC) was started in January 2017, and co-founded by Dr. Gad Sabbatier and Laura McKiel. The scope of this chapter is to support and enhance student research, education and interest in biomaterials and related fields. One of its missions is to assist the Canadian Biomaterials Society in approaching its development objectives in biomaterial science, technology, and education in Canadian universities, industry, and government. CBS-KSC is not-for-profit and all activities are on a voluntary basis. A copy of our by-law can be found here.

The main purpose of this chapter is to encourage networking between people who work in biomaterials and related fields in Kingston area. The student members of the CBS-KSC will be the main players in the establishment of a strong network, through the organization of educational, informative and social events. A list of the duties associated with each position can be found here.


Meet our executive committee!

laura President: Laura McKiel

CBS-KSC co-founder
PhD candidate, Fitzpatrick lab
Email: l.mckiel@queensu.ca

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lauramckiel

 nathan_headshot Vice-President: Nathan Holwell

PhD student, Amsden lab
Email: n.holwell@queensu.ca

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nholwell

 headshot Secretary: Emily Baldwin

MASc candidate, Wells lab
Email: 0eb28@queensu.ca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-baldwin

rosa_headshot Treasurer: Rosa Comas

MASc candidate, Fitzpatrick lab
Email: 16rpc1@queensu.ca

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/rosa-comas

Hossein_headshot2 Event Manager: Hossein Riahinezhad

PhD student, Amsden lab
Email: hossein.riahinezhad@queensu.ca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hriahinezhad/

 brian_headshot Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Amsden

Email: amsden@queensu.ca
Queen’s University Page
Lab Website

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/brian-amsden

CBS-KSC is also supported by 2 associate members: Elissa Leblanc and Victoria Fong.

We have partnered with many organizations on the Queen’s University Campus, including:

You can learn more about the Canadian Biomaterials Society, as well as other student chapters, using the links below: