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Centres and Institutes

Asian Studies Centre was established at the University of Manitoba with the mandate to stimulate and organize teaching and research on Asia.  Faculty attached to the Asian Studies Centre offer instruction in the languages, histories and cultures of China, India and Japan.  In addition, Asian specialists in other departments such as Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Religion offer Asia-related courses which can be used to obtain a minor or major in Asian Studies.

Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC) is developing important collaborations across fields such as History, Native Studies, English, and Fine Arts while also forging partnerships outside the University within the arts community and indigenous communities in Winnipeg and across Canada. The Centre sponsors master classes, lectures, readings, performances, and a Writer/Storyteller in Residence program.

Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS)
As a centre of national excellence, the mission of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) is to advance knowledge, understanding and debate in Canada on defence and security issues through an active research, teaching and outreach program. To meet this mission, the CDSS targets five primary communities – students, academia, government (municipal, provincial and federal), the Canadian Armed Forces and the general public – and engages in a number of research areas including the Arctic, NORAD, ballistic missile defence, terrorism and others.

Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies was established to advance research on globalization and culture within a Canadian-based international dialogue that involves collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation and culture within a Canadian-based international dialogue that involves collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation.

Centre For Professional & Applied Ethics Whether in biomedicine, business or the environment, the questions raised by both scholars and ordinary citizens have frequently been ethical questions: about right and wrong, justice and injustice, fair distribution of benefits and burdens. Answers to these questions have serious implications for how we live our lives, as individual citizens, as members of this or that particular community, and as human beings who share many common aspirations and fears. The Centre for Professional & Applied Ethics is firmly committed to the full, fair, and free discussion of every issue and to the advancement of knowledge in this vital area of human endeavour.

Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies works to create, preserve and communicate knowledge relating to Ukrainian Canadian culture and scholarship.

Institute for the Humanities. The mission of the Institute is to foster research and scholarship in the humanities at the University of Manitoba, to promote cross-disciplinary research in the humanities, to help obtain external funding for humanities research, and to communicate, with the University and the general public, the nature and value of humanities scholarship. Research fellowships, workshops on research issues, colloquia and public lectures on cultural issues are some of the ways in which the Institute fulfills its mandate. Most recently the institute has initiated a very successful research clusters program which provides seed money to encourage interdisciplinary research in the humanities.

Language Centre works in close collaboration with all language departments and provides facilities and support to more than 15 language programs, including English as a Second Language. The Centre has two computerized language learning laboratories, a resource centre, a seminar room and a dedicated multimedia language classroom.

Manitoba Institute for Policy Research, established in 2010, is a hub for academic analysis, public discourse, and outreach. The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research pursues collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the areas of public policy, administration, and governance. The Institute engages academics, government, the private and non-profit sectors, and citizens of Manitoba on a wide variety of policy issues concerning Manitoba, Western Canada, and Canada in general.

Psychological Services Centre provides clinical training to advanced graduate students in the Department of Psychology. The Centre accepts referrals for therapy and assessment from the general public and provides clinical services at no cost.

Other Centres our faculty members collaborate with include:

Centre for Human Rights Research
Centre on Aging
Health, Leisure, And Human Performance Research Institute
Natural Resources Institute
St. Amant Research Centre