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I am looking forward to meeting many of you in Calgary this July for ISB/ASB 2019! Don’t forget that the early-bird registration period closes May 15th. Click here to register now! Student events are described below – sign up for the free events during registration and join the fun!

Student accommodation is also available on the ISB 2019 website here. I would also like to encourage you to discuss accommodation sharing opportunities via our Student Members Facebook Group. If you do not use Facebook, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to connect you to other students who are also looking to share accommodation.


ISB/ASB 2019 Student Events

Registration for ISB/ASB 2019 is officially open and there are exciting events available for students!  You can sign up for the events through registration, including:

Student Excursion - Hike (Kananaskis Country) - July 31st, 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Boxed Lunch & Transportation Included

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Student Excursion - Night Out (Ranchman’s Cookhouse) - August 2nd, 8:00PM

Food and Transportation Included

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Student and Mentor Lunches - August 3rd/4th, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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Information on student accommodation, events, and grants can be found here.


Available Student Grants

There are grants available to ISB Student Members including:

  1. Developing Country Student Travel Grant: Students from developing countries may be eligible for travel grants funded by The University of Calgary and Delsys Inc. Detailed information on how to apply for this grant Is available here.   
  2. The International Travel Grant program (ITG): In order to allow student members to travel abroad to experience science in other countries and cultures, and to build up international collaborations we will offer several grants of up to $US2500 for travel related to biomechanics research (due May 30, 2019)

Additional information and applications can be found here.

Other grants especially for students can be found at the ISB website.


Biomechanics on our Minds (BOOM) Podcast

We have newly released episodes of Biomechanics on Our Minds (BOOM) listed below!  It is available for free on SoundCloud and on iTunes.  You can email us with ideas for biomechanics topics, what you would like to hear about, or to share a “research fail” on the podcast at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Episode 11: Dinosaur Biomechanics – We’re talking dinosaur biomechanics and the evolution of dinosaur biomechanics. We interview Professor John Hutchinson of the Royal Veterinary College, Professor of Evolutionary Biomechanics. Learn how biomechanists and animators teamed together in the making of Jurassic Park to make sure T-Rex had realistic movements and speeds.
  • Episode 12: Emphasis on International - Joe Hamill, current International Society of Biomechanics President, talks about his vision for making ISB "truly international". Hear about why he values ISB as a top tier biomechanics society, including it's emphasis on the students.
  • Episode 13: Mental Health on our Minds – How do we stay resilient against unexpected outcomes of science research? On this episode, we talk with Professor Jen Heemstra and Dr. Meredith Henry from Emory University on having a mindset to grow from failure.

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Connect with ISB on Social Media

Keep up to date with ISB by liking our ISB Facebook Page, joining the Student Members Facebook Page and following ISB on Twitter! If you have any feedback, comments, suggestions or questions please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kind Regards,

Melissa Boswell