50th Anniversary 

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.  Check out this graphical timeline of events over the past 50 years, and these expandable posters that were placed around campus.

Thank you to all those who attended and were involved in planning the events that made this milestone celebration a great success!


UNB Homecoming

Friends, colleagues and former classmates gathered for UNB Homecoming in late September 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. 


Mini-Symposium

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
IBME hosted a "mini-symposium" to allow IBME alumni, students and staff to reconnect and share about their current work and achievements since their time at IBME. Networking between past and present staffs and students showed the strength of our IBME family and helped to pass down some of our rich history.

UNB Research Showcase

Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Dr. Erik Scheme, IBME’s NB Innovation Research Chair in Medical Devices, and other researchers shared some of the latest innovation and exciting research happening here at UNB. 

UNB Homecoming Research Talks

Tree Planting Ceremony

A dedication in memoriam of Dr. Robert. N. Scott was held on on October 5, 2015 at 3pm in front of the Institute on Dineen Drive. This was the actual anniversary of the date that the Institute was established 50 years ago.

50th Anniversary Tree Planting


Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship 

As part of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering's 50th anniversary, we're honouring the work of the late Dr. Robert N. Scott (1933-2014).

A professor of electrical engineering from 1959 to 1995, Bob Scott touched the lives of many people. His vision and pioneering research in the development of electronic aids for the disabled led to his founding IBME at the University of New Brunswick in 1965. During the 25 years he served as its director, the institute became internationally renowned. The prosthetic limb control system he personally developed is now common in commercial devices, and in 1982 he established the Child Prosthetics Research Centre in Fredericton.

We invite alumni and community donors to honour his legacy by contributing to the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering. The scholarship, which may be held for two years, will support graduate students in the field of biomedical engineering. Gifts to the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering fund can be made online at www.unb.ca/donations or by contacting Development & Donor Relations at 506-458-7594.