👋🏽 Hello! My name is Shehryar (Shay) Saharan:
I am a scientific communicator & designer based in Toronto, Ontario. I use visual media and design to communicate complex scientific concepts and build interactive, educational and memorable experiences.
I am currently in the Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto – here, I focus on the creation & evaluation of visual media including scientific illustration, UI/UX design, 2D/3D animation, and virtual simulations. This is an incredibly unique program that marries the disciplines of science, visualization and design and is 1 of 4 internationally accredited programs of its kind.
My undergraduate degree was in Biomedical Engineering (co-op) at the University of Guelph. During this time, I completed over 5 major engineering design projects focused on the development of medical technologies for the improvement of human health. My coursework included Engineering Design, Digital Process & Control Design, Bioinstrumentation, Pathology, Biomechanics, Circuits/Electronics, and Health & Injury, among others.