The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, located within the St. Boniface General Research Centre, is dedicated to the research of nutraceuticals, functional foods, natural health products and their health related benefits. The research facility is partnered with the University of Manitoba, St. Boniface General Hospital, and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.
Dairy Pilot Plant: The Dairy Building is one of the original buildings on campus and houses the Dairy Pilot Plant consisting of a pasteurization room and several production rooms for making cheese and ice cream. Activities include support for degree credit courses but also short courses for industry. Small scale batch production for dairy food product development and for commercial production can also be accommodated with the facilities licensed by the CFIA. The Dairy Building is located at 112 Dafoe Road.
The George Weston Ltd. Sensory and Food Research Laboratory is a research centre that was established in 1992. It is located on the fourth floor of the Human Ecology Building in room 400. It was created to address existing and emerging issues in sensory analysis, consumer acceptance and flavor science for the food and consumer product industries. The Weston Centre provides teaching and training in all areas of sensory perception and flavor chemistry. It works in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) to develop novel and innovative health promoting functional food and nutraceutical products for consumers and human clinical trials.
The Barbara Burns Food Innovation Laboratory is a new state-of-the art food grade (chemical free) laboratory that opened September 14, 2006. It is located on the fourth floor of the Human Ecology Building in room 410. The Laboratory was made possible through a donation from the Burns family in memory of Barbara Burns who graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Home Economics in 1950. The laboratory resembles a modern test kitchen and demonstration centre and is fully-equipped with stainless steel counters and equipment to support student learning and skills development. The laboratory provides a much improved environment for Human Nutritional Sciences students undertaking projects in food product development and research in sensory and functional foods.
The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, located in the SmartPark Research and Technology Park, is dedicated to conducting innovative research in the areas of nutraceuticals and functional foods with a particular interest in Canadian Prairie crops.