Close up of human cell.

Departmental programs

Our graduate program offers a wide range of research opportunities from experimental biomedical research to functional brain imaging and medical education research.


Our unit has a vibrant research community with established excellence in the neurosciences, cancer biology, cardiovascular health and musculoskeletal functions.

Our researchers

Histology services

The histology platform provides services for researchers and students to process tissues and calls for histopathological examination. We offer paraffin, cryo and electron microscopy techniques including processing, embedding, sectioning, staining and imaging.

Explore histology services


Training takes place in the state-of-the-art Dr. George Yee Laboratory of Anatomical Sciences.

Here, we combine the traditional approach of dissection with leading educational technologies to foster an interactive and collaborative learning environment.

Students have the rare opportunity of a close contact with dissected human bodies, generously donated by individuals to whom we are eternally grateful.

Students can also virtually explore 3D-rendered bodies on 80” touchscreens and gain hands-on imaging experience with portable ultrasound devices. We facilitate clinical procedural practice using highly realistic cadaveric models, allowing trainees to hone their skills in a low-stake setting.

Watch this brief video to learn more about our anatomy lab.

Current student resources


The Graduate Student Handbook (PDF) contains a wealth of information and has general guidelines for all department members.

Awards and scholarships

As a department, we provide the highest quality education in fundamental and advanced anatomical sciences to learners in various professional programs in the health sciences.

Departmental graduate scholarships

  • HACS Merit Award
  • Ralph A. Mann Memorial Scholarship Award
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)
  • Hollenberg Award 

Annual scholarship/awards offered to UGME students

  • The Dr. Joseph & Dr. Dorothy Hollenberg Memorial Fund Award
Student working with a test-tube.

Undergraduate Research Awards

Each year, the University of Manitoba provides a multitude of unique learning opportunities through the undergraduate research awards. This program allows undergraduate students to interact with the best minds and research leaders in their fields. This experience opens them up to new possibilities for a research career in either government, academic or industry sectors.

Body donation program

Through the body donation program, students gain a deeper understanding of human anatomy through first-hand experience. At the same time, the program gives donors the opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to the advancement of health sciences.

Making advance arrangements can help relieve some of the stress your loved ones will face after your passing. Your advance plans will help your family decide what to do next during a very difficult time.

Learn more about the body donation program

Faculty and staff

Our highly motivated expert faculty and staff aspire to take the anatomical education of the next generation of scientists and health professionals to the next level.

Contact us

Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada