Mr. Joseph Sebastian

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Position Title: Ph.D. Candidate
Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department: Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Institution/Organization: University of Toronto

Joseph Sebastian is a fourth year direct-entry PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Craig A Simmons at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Previously, he received his BEng degree in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Physics from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU, formerly Ryerson University) in 2019; here, his undergraduate research resulted in 13 publications and 5 international conference presentations, the highest by an undergraduate student at TMU. Joseph has received numerous academic scholarships including the Mitacs Globalink Research Award, NSERC’s Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s and Doctoral), and most recently, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Outside of academia, Joseph is strongly interested in mentorship, acting as both a Residence Don and Residence Life Intern at the University of St. Michael’s College; pedagogy, serving as a lecturer and teaching assistant for >20 undergraduate courses in the FASE; and extra-curricular leadership, volunteering as the Director for Professional Relations at the Graduate Management Consulting Association. Outside of research, Joseph is an avid triathlete, weightlifter, competitive tennis player, classical opera singer, and violinist. 

Co-Presenters: Sebastian Goodfellow
EdTech Workshop Year: May 17, 2023