Research Centres, Institutes, Facilities & Groups

Research centres, institutes and shared facilities promote the exchange of ideas and provide collaborative research environments that stimulate multidisciplinary research and development. They also afford novel training opportunities for students and are valuable resources for the community at large.  

The Centres and Institutes identified with (asterisk *) have been approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Senate Committee on University Research (SCUR).  The Centres and Institutes identified with (**) have a unique research infrastructure.

The University's current research centres, institutes and facilities include:

** Aerospace Materials Engineering Facility
** Applied Electromagnetics Facility
Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine
(with St. Boniface General Hospital and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
** Canadian Wheat  Board Centre for Grain Storage Research
  Centre for Aboriginal Health Research
(with Health Sciences Centre) 
** Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.)
 * Centre for Defence and Security Studies
* Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)
  Centre for Global Public Health
  Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies
  Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD)
  Centre for Human Models of Disease 
* Centre for Human Rights Research
* Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics
* Centre for the Research and Treatment of Atherosclerosis
* Centre on Aging 
** Crystallography and Mineralogy Research Facility
** Digital Image Analysis Facility
** Great-West Life Manitoba Breast Cancer Research and Diagnosis Centre
(with CancerCare Manitoba)
* Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute
* Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
(with St. Boniface General Hospital)
* Institute for the Humanities
* Legal Research Institute
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
* Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR)
** Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology
(with Health Sciences Centre)
* Manitoba Institute for Materials
Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology (with CancerCare Manitoba)
[now called the Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology]
** Manitoba Regional Materials and Surface Characterization Facility
** Manitoba Research Data Centre
** National Centre for Livestock and the Environment
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
** Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility
RESOLVE (Prairie  Research Network on Family Violence)
** Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN) 
* Spinal Cord Research Centre
* Transport Institute
* Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics (with University of Winnipeg)
** W.R. McQuade Structural Engineering Laboratory


University-hosted national research centres and institutes:

           Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA)
under the umbrella of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The University's current research groups include:

  Aquatic Biology Research Group
  Community Acquired Infections Research Group
  Composite Materials and Structures Group
  Education for Sustainable Well-Being Research Group
  Experimental Media Research Group
  Gastroenterology Research Group
Geopolitical Economy Research Group
Manitoba Chemosensory Biology Research Group
  Manitoba Group in Protein Structure and Function
  Military & Veteran Health Sciences Research Group
  Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Group
  Palliative Care Research Group
Program and Policy Evaluation Research Group
  Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Group
  Qualitative Research Group 
Violence & Injury Prevention Research Group