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Human Mobility Research Centre

Human Mobility Research Centre

The Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) focuses on helping people live fuller, more mobile lives by developing innovative and effective treatments for bone and joint disorders caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, injury, and related problems. The HMRC is a leader in pioneering innovative interdisciplinary treatments, and the combined expertise of the Centre's researchers has fuelled significant advances in repairing and reconstructing bone, cartilage, and other tissues critical to mobility.

Drawing on experts from across a host of specializations, the centre employs a unique multidisciplinary approach in developing cutting-edge treatments for bone and joint disorders. A core staff of eight professionals facilitates the interaction of over forty-two participating faculty members and over fifty graduate students from the faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Arts and Science, and Health Sciences, working together in integrated research teams.

  • Partnerships
  • Student Opportunities

The Centre is a partnership between Queen's University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and serves as a hub of collaboration for medicine, engineering, health sciences, and computer science. HMRC provides shared research space and services for clinicians, orthopaedic surgeons, university faculty, students, and industry.

In keeping with the Centre’s multidisciplinary approach, students register for HMRC programs through their home faculty – Engineering and Applied Science, Arts and Science, and Health Sciences. The Centre’s new Biomedical Engineering Program encourages an enhanced focus on biomedical engineering research, providing students with the technical and academic skills necessary to graduate with a specialization in biomedical engineering and pursue a career in this field.

Many of HMRC graduates have gone on to work for large multinational companies as well as small- to medium-sized enterprises.