Canada and the United States are both well known for their prestigious universities and institutes, which allow them to spearhead the (bio)medical technology sector. However, education and research are not the only things they have to offer. For example, North America is known for its natural beauty, as seen in the stunning national parks and Niagara Falls. During our stay, we will follow a varied program between education, culture and nature.  

Canada and the United States of America

Unfortunately, our trip is limited to three weeks, so we can only visit a selection of cities. Therefore, we are traveling to Toronto, Montreal, Boston and New York respectively. We plan to depart around the first two weeks of the academic year 2022-2023 and the tour will last for 22 days. The duration of our stay in each city is as follows:

A schedule with the different activities per day can be found below.  

Day

Date

Type of activity

Description

Friday

9 Sept

Travel

Travel to Toronto

Saturday

10 Sept

Leisure time

Handle the Jetlag

  

Culture

Canoeing

Sunday

11 Sept

Culture

Niagara Falls

  

Travel

Bus to Hamilton

Monday

12 Sept

Company visit

University of Waterloo

  

Travel

Bus to Toronto

Tuesday

13 Sept

Company visit

Sunnybrook 

Wednesday

14 Sept

Company visit

Consulate Toronto

  

Company visit

Siemens

Thursday

15 Sept

Company visit

Medtronic*

  

Culture

City game*

Friday

16 Sept

Culture 

Rafting

  

Leisure time

Drinks at Vices et Versa

Saturday

17 Sept

Culture

Curling workshop*

Sunday

18 Sept

Travel

Bus to Boston

  

Culture

Stop in White Mountain National Forest

  

Travel

Arrival Boston

Monday

19 Sept

Company visit

BioMEMS-group

  

Company visit

Newman Lab

Tuesday

20 Sept

Company visit

Museum of Medical History and Innovation at MGH

  

Company visit

Langer Lab

  

Culture

Brewery tasting

Wednesday

21 Sept

Company visit

Wyss Institute

  

Culture

Boston Public Library

Thursday

22 Sept

Company visit

Harvard

  

Leisure time

Museum of Fine Arts

Friday

23 Sept

Company visit

Philips

  

Culture

Boston Harbor Islands Cruise

Saturday

24 Sept

Culture

Boston Freedom Trail

Sunday

25 Sept

Travel

Train to New York City

  

Leisure time

Times Square and Empire State Building

Monday

26 Sept

Company visit

Teunissen Lab

Tuesday

27 Sept

Company visit

Hospital for Special Surgery

Wednesday

28 Sept

Culture

Central Park

  

Company visit

Gordana Lab

Thursday

29 Sept

Culture 

Ellis Island

  

Culture

Brooklyn Bridge and 9/11 Memorial

  

Culture

Ice Hockey game

Friday

30 Sept

Company visit

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  

Culture

Closing lunch