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Research Centres and Institutes

See below for a complete list of active UWinnipeg Research Centres and Institutes.

Aabijijiwan New Media Lab

The Aabijijiwan New Media Lab consists of three research media labs, an interactive studio, and collaborative workspaces.

Learn more about the Aabijijiwan New Media Lab or contact aabijijiwanmedialab@gmail.com for further inquiries

Carribean Research Institute (CRI)

The Institute for Caribbean Research is a research organization focusing on the circum-Caribbean region.

Learn more about the Carribean Research Institute.

Centre for Access to Information and Justice (CAIJ)

The Centre for Access to Information and Justice (CAIJ) promotes public interest research using freedom of information (FOI) and access to information (ATI) law

Learn more about the Centre for Access to Information and Justice.


Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS)

The CIJS is a law, criminology and justice education and research project that began in 2006 in the Criminal Justice department at the University of Winnipeg. The CIJS is committed to public and community education in law and justice issues outside of the professional school environment.

Learn more about the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies.

Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society (CLASS)

The Centre for the Liberal Arts and Secular Society (CLASS) is comprised of University of Winnipeg faculty and students engaged in interdisciplinary research concerning secularism and secularization within the liberal arts. 

Learn more about CLASS.

Centre for Forestry Innovation Research (C-FIR)

The Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research (C-FIR) at The University of Winnipeg is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, education, and training in forest science, policy and management

Learn more about C-FIR or contact Dr. Richard Westwood at (204) 786-9053 or r.westwood@uwinnipeg.ca for further inquiries.

Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies (CRLS)

The Centre for Rupert's Land Studies at The University of Winnipeg facilitates scholarly research and publishing concerning the human history of the Hudson Bay watershed, known in the period from 1670-1870 as Rupert's Land.

Learn more about CRLS.

Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS)

Cultural Studies engages with pressing issues of local and global consequence and is at the forefront of developing critical understandings of the social and political dynamics of contemporary culture. Established in 2017, the Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS) enhances UWinnipeg’s ability to highlight these engagements and functions as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration between students, faculty, and community research partners.

Learn more about CRiCS.

Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC)

The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) supports scholarly inquiry into literary, media, and other cultural texts for children and youth. Directed by Dr. Mavis Reimer, and Dr. Doris Wolf, with assistance from the Project Manager and Research Coordinator, Dr. Melanie Braith, the Centre provides a focus for research in the field at the University of Winnipeg, facilitates the development and management of collaborative national and international research projects, hosts visiting speakers and researchers, and maintains links with other research centres in children’s studies internationally.

Learn more about CRYTC.

Centre for Terrestrial and Planetary Exploration (C-TAPE)

The Centre for Terrestrial and Planetary Exploration is dedicated to making acquired data and samples available to the wider planetary community to facilitate planetary exploration.

Learn more about C-TAPE.

Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) is a research centre at the University of Winnipeg that approaches the history and culture of Mennonites within a transnational context. It recognizes that Mennonites are a global people, historically engaging as settlers in international migrations, multi-national residences, international social services, and foreign missions amidst a strengthening dialogue between communities of the Global North and South. CTMS seeks to enhance teaching, research, knowledge mobilization, and community outreach by employing a transnational framework.

Learn more about CTMS.

Community-Based Research Training Centre (CBRTC)

The Community-Based Research Training Centre (CBRTC) is a University of Winnipeg based project supported by the Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA) and the University of Winnipeg Research Office. The MRA is composed of a diverse group of researchers and community organizations that are committed to community-driven solutions to the adverse effects of poverty.

Learn more about the CBRTC.

EnSo Co-Lab

The EnSo Co-Lab functions as a space for students and researchers that participate in the Environment and Society Research Group (ESRG) at the University of Winnipeg, and is dedicated to understanding the human dimensions of environmental resources in support of sustainability and expanding space for interdisciplinary environmental and social research.

Learn more about the EnSo Co-Lab and ESRG.

H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History

H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History is located in Bryce Hall on the main campus of the University of Winnipeg. The Riley Centre brings together into one location associations and organizations committed to researching the history of Canada from its indigenous and colonial times to the present.

Learn more about the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History.

Institute for International Women's Rights - Manitoba (IIWR-MB)

The Institute for International Women's Rights - Manitoba (IIWR-MB) provides opportunities for research, learning, dialogue, and action on Women's Rights in collaboration with groups and organizations within the university, such as the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, and in the larger community, such as the Winnipeg branch of UNIFEM. 

Learn more about IIWR-MB.

Institute of Urban Studies (IUS)

The Institute of Urban Studies is an independent research arm of the University of Winnipeg. Since 1969 IUS has been both an academic and an applied research centre, committed to examining urban development issues in a broad, non-partisan manner. The Institute examines inner city, environmental, Aboriginal and community development issues. In addition to its ongoing involvement in research, IUS brings in visiting scholars, hosts workshops, seminars and conferences, and acts in partnership with other organizations in the community to effect positive change.

Learn more about the IUS.

Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre

The Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre and project aims to up-skill research capacity and infrastructure for Indigenous communities and organization undertaking health research. It focuses on promoting Indigenous self-determination in research through the development of community-based research lodges in partnership with five Manitoba Indigenous organizations. Those organizations include the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM), the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres (MAC), the Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA), Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc., and Fearless R2W.

Learn more about the Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre.

Oral History Centre (OHC)

The Oral History Centre offers training in oral history and related technologies through in-class support and workshop programming. The centre also provides consultation, training, and support for oral history research projects for the University of Winnipeg and for its members.

Learn more about the Oral History Centre.

Prairie Climate Centre (PCC)

The Prairie Climate Centre is committed to making climate change meaningful and relevant to Canadians of all walks of life. The centre brings an evidence-based perspective to communicating the science, impacts, and risks of climate change through maps, documentary video, research reports, and plain-language training, writing, and outreach. It's most recent project is the Climate Atlas of Canada, an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change from coast, to coast, to coast.

Learn more about the PCC.

The Ridd Institute for Religion & Global Policy

In keeping with the foundational principles of The Global College of The University of Winnipeg, The Ridd Institute for Religion and Global Policy is a nexus in which the academy, policy makers and the community may converge and engage in research, action and dialogue to “mend the world.”

Winnipeg Institute of Theoretical Physics (WITP)

The Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics (WITP) is the consortium of all the theoretical physicists within Manitoba and exists to support theoretical physics research in the province. It carries out this mandate by encouraging collaboration between members of the Institute and by financially supporting workshops, visiting colloquium speakers, and short- and long-term visits by research collaborators of international standing.

Learn more about WITP.