Patient Oriented Research

...where cutting edge research meets hands-on clinical care

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) is a research institute within the University of New Brunswick. Founded in 1965, the Institute has evolved to become a world renowned, multi-disciplinary research unit involved in a broad spectrum of activities. Our mandate is to further education, research and community service in biomedical engineering.  

Students and researchers at the IBME are among the best in the world and continue to expand the possibilities in the biomedical field. Our students have gone on to become world leaders in research and industry.

The IBME also houses the Atlantic Clinic for Upper Limb Prosthetics, which helps individuals who need artificial arms, hands or fingers, or other devices to help with an upper limb deficiency or complex upper limb dysfunction. Our clinic specializes in fitting myoelectric prostheses. We also provide cosmetic restorations, passive prostheses, recreational adaptations or specially designed custom prosthetic devices. If you or a loved one has a limb deficiency please visit to find out how we can help you.

Dr. Erik Scheme / Dr. Chris McGibbon

Focusing on Frailty: How One Research Team Came Together to Study Older Adults' Transition from Hospital to Home

Focusing on Frailty
Introducing the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering

Introducing the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering

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). We invite alumni and community donors to honour his legacy by contributing to the Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering. 

Did you know?
University of New Brunswick

UNB’s Fredericton campus, located in New Brunswick’s capital, was established in 1785; its Saint John campus, located in New Brunswick’s largest city, was established in 1964.

UNB is among the oldest public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada.

UNB was named Canada's most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada in 2014.
UNB contributes $385 million into the New Brunswick economy.
UNB's Institute of Biomedical Engineering is a world-renowned research facility and one of the oldest solely dedicated to this field.
UNB offers 75 graduate and undergraduate programs.

UNB’s international students originate from more than 100 countries, contributing to the cultural fabric of our host communities and the entire province.