Past Events 2013-2014

Keep your eyes peeled for BESA events! Here’s a taste of what BESA has to offer.

Free Ping-Pong & Drinks! IBBME & BESA do SPiN

Hi IBBME! Get into your summer groove – join your fellow students with an evening at SPiN, Toronto’s hip and happening ping-pong nightclub! Take a look at venue below, or by clicking HERE

Where? 461 King St West
When? Wed June 4th, 7-9pm

We’ve got 3 ping-pong tables booked, so bring your friends and your game face.

The first 30 IBBME students to arrive get a free drink ticket!

Beat the heat and enjoy some beverages and ping-pong on BESA – hope to see you there!


Run with BESA in the Sporting Life 10k FREE before April 15!

Run with BESA in the Sporting Life 10K FREE!

Spring is fast approaching – It’s that time of year to dust off your sneakers, and hit the pavement! What better a way to motivate your running habits than running for Charity? The Sporting Life 10k is one of the most accessible events in Toronto. The course is entirely downhill on a closed-off Young Street, providing a unique running atmosphere and view of the city. Furthermore, all proceeds go towards sending children with cancer to Camp OOCH. The run is Sunday, May 11th at 8am.

BESA has created a team – if you join, BESA will reimburse $20 of your registration fee for the first 15 IBBME attendees! 
Registering before April 15th ($55 + HST) gets you:
i –  $20 Sporting Life gift card!
ii – Nike Dri-Fit Shirt – $30 value! (shown below)

With the $20 BESA reimbursement, you essentially run for free! Plus, if you raise $100 online for your race, your registration fee will be completely refunded by Sporting Life! When signing up, under Team Options join the team name: UofT – Biomedical Engineering Student Association (BESA). You will be reimbursed by BESA when your name appears on the team roster!

Registration link:

More info/photos: 

–post race:

Congratulations to all of the IBBME students who ran as part of the inaugural BESA Sporting Life 10K team! We had 18 IBBME students help send children with cancer to Camp Oochigeas this summer. We were lucky to have one of the most beautiful days (yet) this year summer – the energy was high, and the celebration afterwards was pumping. IBBME students raised almost $1000 for Camp Ooch – well done!

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BESA Career Panel #2:

BESA will be holding our second career panel on March 19, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The event will take place at Banting Room 131. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about potential future jobs and ways to improve your CV/Resume. As well, there will be a light reception with pizza after the career panel.

If you have any questions please email the Professional Development Team (

BESA Career Panel Poster 2 draft2


Feelin’ Lucky!?

Come get your Irish on at this year’s ST. PATICK’S DAY PARTY!

This St. Patrick’s day event will be co-hosted with the faculty of medicine student population, so it will be a great opportunity to meet new people and have a good time!!

7PM, Friday March 14th, 2014

The Madison Avenue Pub @ 14 Madison Avenue

Get your FREE drink tickets at the venue, and look forward to plenty o’ FREE finger food!

Come out and meet your fellow FacMed friends.
For more information, check out the Facebook page by clicking here.
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BESA is Hitting the Slopes!

When: Friday February 21st, 2014
Where: Blue Mountain
Cost:  Lift Ticket + Bus Ride = $34, Equipment Rental + Helmet = $30    (40% off regular price!)
How? Complete a survey by clicking this link by February 7th:
Get you tickets soon since they won’t last long at this price!

Check out the trails here:

If you have any other questions please direct them to your Events Coordinator, Miles Montgomery (

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BESA Career Panel:

The Professional Development Team will be hosting their first BESA Career Panel for the new year. The event will be held this Wednesday January 15, 2014 in MSB 2712 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to ask alumni any questions you may have about your future after graduate studies. As well, this is a great opportunity to network with others and alumni.

There will also be a light reception after the event.

If you have any questions, please contact the Professional Development Team (

BESA Career Panel Poster draft1


BESA HALLiday Food Drive: North York Harvest Food Bank!

BESA is organizing a food drive as part of the IBBME HALLiday party! Each non-perishable food item (>200g) donated at the party will be eligible for one raffle ticket. A donation box is also available in the IBBME main office up until the event, where you can pick up raffle tickets from Judy. Additional tickets can be collected with multiple donations; the more generous you are, the better your odds! All donations will go to the North York Harvest Food Bank.
The raffle will take place at the HALLiday party, so be sure to attend to claim your prize.Prizes include:
1st: A pair of tickets to the Toronto Raptors vs. the Orlando Magic (lower bowl seats!) on January 29th.
2nd: $25 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card (you can purchase any other gift card at Shoppers with it!)
3rd: $10 Starbucks Coffee gift card
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BESA Raptors Game!

We’ve got basketball tickets for you!
When: Friday Dec 13th 7pm
Where: Air Canada Centre (Section 310, Rows 8, 9, 10)
Cost: $15 for IBBME Students (the tickets would cost $43 without the discount!), 25$ for non-IBBME students
How?  Find one of the ticket distributors (Daniel, Miles, or Mehwish) and pay them cash.
Daniel works in RS417, send him an email at
Miles works in MB301, send him an email at
Mehwish works in Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, R. Fraser Elliot Building, 4th floor, send her an email at
Get your tickets soon since they won’t last long at this price!


FacMed Halloween Costume Party!

The Halloween Costume Party will be co-hosted with the Medical Student association, so it will be a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.The party will be hosted at O’Gradys Pub (171 College street) and doors will open tomorrow at 8:00 pm.

Get your FREE drink ticket at the venue and look forward to FREE finger food and candy!

Come in costumer for a chance at door prizes. There will also be prizes for best individual costumes and group costumes.

For more information check out the Facebook event.

Halloween Party Poster


BESA Welcome Back BBQ!

To bring-in the Fall semester, BESA is proud to present the Welcome Back BBQ, Monday Sept 9th at noon, outside the West entrance of the Mining Building (by Kings College Rd)! This is a great opportunity for both incoming and current students to mingle and enjoy some sunshine while it lasts – burgers, sausages, and other goods will be served: Free! All IBBME students are welcome. Get to know some of your fellow classmates in the department!
Hope to see you all there!
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C’est What?! BESA End of Term Dinner! 

Come join us for a delicious meal as part of our annual Spring/Summer dinner! The dinner will be held at C’est What Brewpub and Restaurant (67 Front Street) on Wednesday, May 29th, from 5-8 pm.
Your dinner will include a 4 course meal and non-alcoholic beverages. Vegetarian options are available. Please see the attached menu for details. There will also be anoptional beer tasting after dinner; C’est What is known for its extensive beer and beverage selection.
Costs are as follows:
$20 for IBBME students
$30 for non-IBBME
 + $5 if you would like to participate in the beer tasting after dinner (both IBBBME & non-IBBME)
If you would like to purchase tickets for this event, please send a reply to this email ( or contact any BESA exec to arrange payment and ticket pick-up. Tickets will be available until Friday, May 24.
Hope to see you all there!
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