The Bone and Joint Institute 

The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) is a catalyst for innovation in interdisciplinary musculoskeletal (MSK) research. Through collaboration and knowledge translation, the BJI and our members advance a shared vision of lifelong mobility through MSK health.


members, including 121 faculty, 96 trainees, and 90 partners, collaborators and staff



Western faculties represented through our members



MSK papers published in 2022

(35 among the top 10% of most cited publications in Web of Science)

Our members

The BJI brings together over 300 faculty members from across Western to foster collaborative research and grow the MSK community.

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Research & innovation

The BJI catalyzes interdisciplinary collaboration and research excellence towards eliminating the tremendous personal and societal costs from musculoskeletal conditions.

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Funding opportunities

We offer funding opportunities to members, MSK experts and trainees, to support innovation and interdisciplinary research in MSK health.

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The BJI supports several training opportunities for undergrad and grad students, PhDs and clinicians in training.

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Western Researchers Bring X-Ray Technology to Developing Countries

January 10, 2024

Roentgen discovered X-rays well over a century ago, yet nearly two-thirds of the world’s population... (Read the full article)

Serving implant patients by detecting corrosion on a nanoscale

January 11, 2024

Corrosion science expert Yolanda Hedberg has dedicated her research to analyzing and predicting material... (Read the full article)

From seed money to big collaborations: new hope for osteoarthritis patients

January 11, 2024

When rheumatologist and BJI Scientist Tom Appleton received catalyst funding from the Bone and Joint... (Read the full article)