Facilities

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.

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 Life Course Health Initiative is a state-of-the art centre for research on healthy development across the life span. The research centre was dedicated on September 14, 2006 and is located on the second floor of the Human Ecology Building in room 200. The Life Course Health Initiative was made possible by a generous donation from J. Margaret Jones and contributions from individuals and groups who invested in the vision of the centre. The research centre has facilities for observational and interview research, research team and focus group meetings, and collaborative workspace for research and graduate assistants. The conference rooms located within the facility are equipped with videoconferencing equipment to assist staff with meetings and presentations.

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.