Established in 2006, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME) combines the teaching and research strengths of many academic units across the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
The Ottawa–Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME) is a multi-disciplinary institute that combines resources from seven participating academic units at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, including:
University of Ottawa
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
- Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- School of Computer Science
- Department of Physics
The Institute draws on the expertise of its two participating medical research units, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. It also relies on the expertise of a number of prominent researchers from associated academic units in both universities, medical professionals and well-established medical research institutions. The OCIBME offers a multi-disciplinary graduate program and four main research fields—medical instrumentation, biomedical image processing, biomechanics and biomaterials and medical informatics and telemedicine. The OCIBME has close ties with local Ottawa hospitals, including The Ottawa Hospital, which provides unique opportunities for graduate students. As a leading academic health sciences centre in Canada, The Ottawa Hospital is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Canada, with specialty centres for cancer, heart, kidney and vision care and in rehabilitation services.