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Research Facilities

In the Department of Anthropology, the Bioanthropology Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (BDIAL)  was established with the support of the Canada Foundation for Innovation to integrate 2D and 3D digital imaging techniques for advanced visualization, modeling and interpretation of anthropological data.

The English, Film and Theatre Department's Black Hole Theatre Company is the resident company of the University of Manitoba Theatre Program. It has long been known for the quality of its productions and the experimental work that is performed and presented by both faculty and students. The BHTC recently moved into the new John J Conklin Theatre.

The English Department's English Media Lab allows for the development of alternatively formatted material for the humanities curriculum, and is used to train staff and students in the applications of this emerging technology.

The Language Centre enhances research on the teaching and learning of languages, and supports the international summer programs of the Continuing Education Division. The Centre provides facilities and support to more than 15 language programs, including English as a Second Language. It is constantly being upgraded to keep abreast with new technology.

Experimental Linguistics Laboratory is both a multi-functional workspace designed to facilitate a variety of research and teaching needs, and a close-knit collaborative research community offering an open academic environment and mutual support in the experimental study of signed and spoken language processes.

The Psychology Department has fully equipped laboratories to study how the brain controls behavior and acquires information; how human memory/ perception/ language comprehension occurs; how social attitudes, cognitions and attributions develop and change; how interior environments affect moods and efficiency; why dreams exist; and how the dynamics of cognitive functioning, social interactions and personality emerge and change during the human life span.

Mamawipawin (Cree for meeting place) or the Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research Space was established in 2011 through funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Manitoba Research and Innovation Fund (MRIF) and the University of Manitoba and support from Apple. The focal point of Mamawipawin is a community research space which reflects critical Indigenous teachings about community, individuality, research and life and which allows knowledge to be shared and partnerships to be developed in a manner which respects Indigenous protocols and ceremonies.

The Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Laboratory (NEBAL) was established in 2010 by St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba. The goal is to have a single integrated location for the study of the ancient cultures of the Near East and eastern Mediterranean. It provides a focus for seminars and lectures related to Near Eastern and Biblical Studies at the University of Manitoba. All related archaeological remains scattered throughout the university are being gathered in this location for analysis and curation. NEBAL also provides a single integrated research and administrative facility for faculty and students.