Research Office

“As UWinnipeg continues to intensify research activities, it is important that the Research Office responds to the needs of faculty, students, and staff, as well as the external funders, industry and community partners. Our office meets the changing needs of our community by providing advice and supporting diverse research programs from humanities and social sciences to health and science."

Dr. Jaime Cidro - Associate VP, Research and Innovation

The research community at the University of Winnipeg is comprised of scholars, scientists, and students who pursue basic research that inquires into fundamental questions in each of the academic disciplines. Our future as an excellent research and teaching community depends upon, and extends our traditions. The Research Office supports this community with tools, resources, and expertise to enable researchers to succeed in their various research endeavours.

Research Starts Here

Research Starts Here (RSH) is an initiative that was launched to enhance how research supports and services are provided to Faculty at UWinnipeg. All researchers applying for new projects are expected to complete an RSH form at the beginning stages of their proposed research application.

Start the research application process now!

Researching with Indigenous communities and participants? Learn more about considerations for ethics and community-based research practices.

Research Experts, Centres, and Institutes

UWinnipeg is proud to support research centres and institutes such as the Prairie Climate Centre, Oral History Centre, and the Centre for Research in Cultural Studies. UWinnipeg also hosts numerous Canada Research Chairs and other excellent research chairs, leaders, and experts in all disciplines. See the full list of UWinnipeg's research centres and institutes.

If you are interested in contacting a researcher for collaborative research or media purposes please view the University of Winnipeg Experts Guide.

Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund (RSF) assists Canadian postsecondary institutions with the expenses associated with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The RSF grant is critical to the success of the University’s research undertakings. In 2021-22 the RSF grant was used to invest in a number of research expenditure categories including:

  • Research Software Solutions
  • Vivarium
  • Library
  • Financial Services Upgrades
  • Research Support

Read more about the UWinnipeg's RSF grant and visit the Research Support Fund's website for general information about the RSF.

Institutional Strategic Plans

The University of Winnipeg is a comprehensive research university with a strong culture of research, scholarship, creativity, and innovation that spans the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and education. We are defining and achieving growth not in terms of student numbers, but in terms of outcomes, impact, and success. We are innovative, deliberate, collaborative, responsive, and thoughtful. Together, our Strategic Directions form a framework to guide our future decision making.

View our Strategic Directions.

View our Integrated and Academic Research Plan.

View our CRC/CFI Strategic Research Plan.