News Releases

  • Research Manitoba Funds Manitoba-led COVID-19 Research Projects

    March 20, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Today Research Manitoba announced that they are partnering with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to invest $800,000 to support three research projects through the Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity. The researchers are:

    • Adolf Ng - An Investigation on Epidemic Logistical Response and Planning: The Case of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) - $258,900 – fully funded by Research Manitoba
    • Bradley Pickering, Development of field-deployable and point-of-need diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 using CRISPR-based technology - $411,820 ($270,550 Research Manitoba and $140,270 CIHR)
    • Xiao-Jian Yao, Development of a novel DC-targeting vaccine that targets COVID-19 spike protein to control COVID-19 infection - $597,128 ($270,550 Research Manitoba and $326,578 CIHR)

    These are 3 of 16 projects supported by CIHR in Manitoba and of 96 projects across Canada that will focus on developing and implementing measures to rapidly detect, manage, and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

    “Investing in COVID-19 research is a global priority,” said Christina Weise, CEO of Research Manitoba. “We are pleased to support these three local teams, which are part of a worldwide scientific effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

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  • 2020 Research Manitoba/Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Entrance Scholarship

    March 20, 2020
    Research Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Research Manitoba/Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Entrance Scholarship!

    All applicants are welcome to log into their GMS account to check the status of their application. Comments from reviewers will be posted for early April.  

    If you require any technical support with the GMS please email helpdesk@researchmb.ca.

    If you have any questions regarding your award please contact Dr. Hope Anderson, Vice-Dean Graduate Studies, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at: hope.anderson@umanitoba.ca.

    Click here to see the list of recipients

  • COVID-19 Update #1

     

    Research Manitoba is actively monitoring the emerging and rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. We are taking proactive measures to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for our staff, review committees, and stakeholders. 

    Visitors to Research Manitoba:
    The organization is transitioning face-to-face meetings to virtual or teleconference formats until further notice. The new approach is a safeguard as Research Manitoba's ongoing business is important and meetings should continue. 

    Office Hours and Availability:
    As of March 15, 2020 we are enabling employees to work from home to help slow the spread of the virus. Our employees will continue to be available during office hours Monday to Friday via their email and office phone numbers.

    We will revisit this decision in early April.  Should anything change, updates will be provided. 

    News and Information:
    Our updates and news will be available at https://researchmanitoba.ca/about/news-releases/.  You can also follow us on Twitter - @Research_MB.

    Questions or Concerns:
    If you have questions or concerns about our programs or funding please email us at helpdesk@researchmb.ca or visit the website. Our help desk hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. We may take up to 24 hours to respond at this time.

    We sincerely appreciate your patience and flexibility.

    Thank you,
    From all of us at Research Manitoba

  • COVID-19 - Travel Cancellations

    March 12, 2020

    Given the rapidly changing situation involving COVID-19, Research Manitoba recognizes that there may be an impact on researchers with plans to travel for meetings or other research-related activities.

    Individuals may decide to cancel trips as a result of various considerations and factors such as cancelled conferences, travel advisories (including those from Health Canada and Global Affairs Canada), or personal choice due to health or other concerns.

    Research Manitoba confirms that the reimbursement of non-refundable travel fees from our research funds is acceptable considering the impacts of COVID-19. This applies to the travel of both principal investigators and research personnel, when cancellation occurs as described above.

    If you have any questions regarding this please contact helpdesk@researchmb.ca.

  • Mitacs Internships Create Emerging Opportunities for Industry in Manitoba

    March 10, 2020, Winnipeg, MB – Today, Research Manitoba and Mitacs announced the release of an Impact Report titled: Research Partnerships in Manitoba Leverage Innovation.

    Research Manitoba collaborated with Mitacs to develop this report to describe the results and impacts of Manitoba-based research and communicate the impacts to a wide variety of audiences. Some of the key results published in the report include:

    -Research Manitoba invested $850,000, which supported 221 internships — leveraging $5.7 million from industry and national partners in 2018–19 for research in Manitoba
    -Investing in interns creates jobs in Manitoba
    -The students developing unique skills and expertise enhance and strengthen Manitoba’s workforce
    -Economic growth in Manitoba is created through the expansion of and innovations developed by Mitacs partner companies

    Click here to read the full release
    Click here to read the Impact Report

     

  • $1 Million Investment in Prairie Research Kitchen

    Investment in Red River College's Culinary Research Laboratory Supports Province's Dynamic Food Industry

    The Manitoba government is investing $1 million through Research Manitoba in  innovative culinary research at Red River College (RRC), Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

    “This investment helps further cutting-edge research in Manitoba’s agriculture and food industry, and bring new ideas and products to life,” said Eichler at the grand opening of RRC’s Prairie Research Kitchen.  “Culinary research is an area of tremendous opportunity.  The Prairie Research Kitchen provides a pathway to developing agri-food products that are not only good for our health, but are good for the Manitoba economy.”

    The Prairie Research Kitchen at RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute will provide a dedicated workspace for culinary research and innovation that will serve Western Canada’s food production industry.  The facility brings together food scientists, culinary arts and small-to-medium sized businesses to develop new products and teach culinary students food science skills.

    Click here to read the full release

    Click here to learn more about Culinary Research and Innovation

  • Investing in Manitoba's Future

    September 25, 2019
    $1.24M Investment in research will support Master’s Students and Early Career Researchers

    Research Manitoba announced today $1,293,295 in research funding to support 25 Master’s students and 12 early career researchers in Manitoba.

    “By investing in these individuals, we are advancing our province’s world class research enterprise, growing Manitoba’s economy, and developing talent for today and tomorrow,” said Christina Weise, Chief Executive Officer at Research Manitoba. “Research is a driver of Manitoba’s prosperity and we would like to thank our partners who have been with us on this journey for the last several years.”

    CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), Health Sciences Centre Foundation, and the Lung Association, Manitoba are providing an additional $100,950 in support of the 2019 Master’s Studentships.

    Click here to read the full release

    Click here to see the list of Master's Students and New Investigators

    Research Manitoba CEO, Ms Christina Weise, announcing $1.24 M in research funding for Master's students and early career researchers.

  • 2018 John R. Evans Leaders Fund Awards

    March 14, 2019
    Funding our Future through Research Excellence

    Research Manitoba announced today $1,151,730 in research funding for seven University of Manitoba projects supported through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was in Winnipeg to announce matching federal funds and to celebrate the achievements of the Manitoba awardees.

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    Speakers and Awardees - group photo - 2018 JELF Awards Announcement

  • Announcement - 2018 Trainee Awards

    Research Competition Update:

    Results for the 2018 Trainee Award Competition are now available.

    Applicants can login to their GMS accounts to learn their score and whether they have been offered funding.

    Click here to see the 2018 Trainee Award List

  • 2018 GRANTS & AWARDS COMPETITION

    May 3, 2018

    The 2018 Grants and Awards Competition is now open.

    MASTER’S TRAINEE PROGRAM:
    • Application Deadline is FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 (4:00PM CST)
    • Referee letter deadline is Friday, June 22, 2018 (4:00PM CST)

    There will be up to 11 awards will be awarded in each category (health, social sciences and the humanities, natural sciences and engineering)
    • Awarded on a competitive basis and are valued at $12,000 annually
    • Will begin on September 1st, 2018 for a 1-year period
    • For more info please visit our webpage -  Master's Studentships

    NEW INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM:
    • Application Deadline is TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 (4:00PM CST)
    • Referee letter deadline is Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (4:00PM CST)

    • $65,000 per year in the Health category
    • $25,000 per year in the Natural Sciences and Engineering category
    • $20,000 per year in the Social Sciences and Humanities category
    • The amount of funds that may be used for equipment is limited to $10,000 (for small equipment), over the two years of the grant
    • For more information please visit our webpage - New Investigator Operating Grants

    Click here to read the full release.

  • Research Manitoba Announces Programs for 2018/19

    April 30, 2018

    We would like to thank the research community for being patient over the last year as Research Manitoba underwent a strategic planning process. The intent of the process was to provide our organization with a road map and establish a spectrum of funding programs that would bring the most impact to the Provincial research enterprise.

    Research Manitoba’s strategic plan for 2018/19 to 2020/21 is the result of extensive engagement with our internal and external stakeholders and identifies areas of emphasis and critical issues that need to be addressed over the next three years. The plan sets out our high-level strategic goals for the next three years, which are: support the generation of research, impact policy and practice through knowledge translation, and strengthen capacity for research in Manitoba.

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  • Research Manitoba - Budget

    A Message from Ms. Christina Weise, Chief Executive Officer, Research Manitoba

    March 14, 2018

    Research Manitoba has a new annual budget of $12 million, which is a $3 million reduction from the 2017/18 fiscal year. We will continue to promote and support, and coordinate the funding of, research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba.

    The Board of Directors and staff are in the final stages of an extensive strategic review of our activities. These efforts will help us to forge a new set of programs and organizational direction, which will be announced shortly.

    We are committed to keeping our stakeholders and members of the research community informed throughout this process.

    Please send all inquiries or questions to info@researchmb.ca.
    Follow @ResearchMB on twitter for news and updates.

    Click HERE  for a PDF of the message.

  • SPOR - Networks in Chronic Disease

  • SPOR Network - Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Trials (IPCT) Project

    PRESCRIBING THE RIGHT MEDICINE FOR CHILDREN

    8.4 million in new research funding for national partnerships
    June 16, 2017

    Today, the University of Manitoba announced more than $8.4 million in new research funding provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Research Manitoba, and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba in partnership with other institutions across Canada.

    Led by Dr. Terry Klassen in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, the SPOR Network - Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Trials (IPCT) Project will use real patients under carefully controlled situations to measure how well a medication works and how safe it is. Knowledge gained from trials will help doctors choose which medicines to prescribe.

    Click here to download the full release.

    Photo from left to right:

    Dr. Jay Doering, Associate Vice-President (Partnerships), University of Manitoba

    Mr. Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Status of Women

    Dr. Terry Klassen, CEO and Scientific Director Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba;  Medical Director, Child Health Program, WRHA; and Academic Director, CHI

    Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences & Vice-Provost (Health Sciences), University of Manitoba, and Chair, Research Manitoba

     The Honourable Cliff Cullen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Province of Manitoba

    Mr. Lawrence Prout, President and CEO, Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc.

  • Research Manitoba - New Budget

    April 13, 2017

    A Message from Dr. Brian Postl, Chair of Research Manitoba Board of Directors:

    Research Manitoba has a new annual budget of $15 million, which is a $2 million reduction from previous years. We will continue to promote and support, and coordinate the funding of, research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba.

    The Board of Directors and staff are reviewing our budget and expected expenditures in the short term and will be undertaking a longer term strategic review of our activities.  We are committed to keeping our stakeholders and members of the research community informed throughout this process.

    Please send all inquiries or questions to info@researchmb.ca.
    Follow @ResearchMB on twitter for news and updates.

    Click here for the release.

  • MANITOBA AND GENOME CANADA INVEST IN RESEARCH IN CANADA’S ARCTIC - GENICE Project

    $4 Million Investment for Genomics Research in Oil Spill Preparedness and Emergency Response in Arctic Marine Environment

    Research Manitoba and The Government of Canada today announced $4 million in funding for GENICE: a large-scale applied research project (LSARP). LSARP is one of Genome Canada’s funding programs and is aimed at projects using genomic approaches to address challenges and opportunities of importance to Canada’s natural resources, including interactions between natural resources and the environment, thereby contributing to Canada’s bioeconomy and the well-being of Canadians.

    Click here to download the full release.

    (Photo from left to right)
    Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba
    Ms. Christina Weise, Chief Executive Officer, Research Manitoba
    Dr. Simon Potter, Director of Operations, Genome Prairie
    Dr. Gary Stern, Research Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), University of Manitoba
    Dr. Casey Hubert, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
    Ms. Sarah Guillemard, MLA for Fort Richmond
    Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development; Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South

  • $1.4M in Funding for MITACS

    Research Manitoba and Mitacs announce funding to support innovation,
    job creation, and skills development

    December 2, 2015 -  Today, Research Manitoba announced $1.4 million of funding to support research internships between researchers and local companies or not-for-profits.
    Mitacs connects companies and not-for-profit organizations with local experts in the academic community to address their research and development challenges. These collaborations promote innovation in Manitoba.

    Click here to download the full release

    Mitacs Dec. 2, 2015

  • Manitoba Dementia Research Chair

    PROVINCE ANNOUNCES MORE MONEY FOR DEMENTIA RESEARCH IN MANITOBA

    August 18, 2015 - More investments for research into dementia are being made through Research Manitoba and in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced today.

    “With an aging population, there has never been a more important time to profile dementia research,” said Minister Chief.  “We understand the contribution our seniors have made to this province and today’s announcement will put more resources in place so that we can better understand the best ways to treat and diagnose dementia.”

    Today’s announcement recognizes Dr. Benedict Albensi as the recipient of the Manitoba Dementia Research Chair.  Albensi is a professor in the department of pharmacology and therapeutics, faculty of health sciences, college of medicine, University of Manitoba and principal investigator, synaptic plasticity and cellular memory dysfunction in the neurodegenerative disorders division of St-Boniface Hospital Research Centre.

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  • 2014 Applied Health Services Research Recipients

    January 6, 2015 - Research Manitoba is pleased to announce the 2014 Applied Health Services Research Grants. The funds that support Research Manitoba’s Applied Health Services Grants are provided through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
    Research Manitoba partnered with Manitoba Health, the regional health authorities, and the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) to support applied health services research. This focus area is important to the health system in Manitoba and supports collaborations between policy makers, service providers, and researchers interested in working together to address health system challenges.

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  • Province Establishes Research Manitoba

    The Manitoba government is establishing Research Manitoba, a new research funding organization that will bring existing research funding sources into a single, co-ordinated organization, under the chairmanship of Dr. Brian Postl, Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

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  • National MS Clinical Trial Receives Approval, Patients Recruitment to Start by November 1

    Halifax, September 28, 2012

    The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced that a national MS clinical trial has received the necessary medical and ethical approvals required to proceed. The clinical trial is a collaborative initiative between the Government of Canada, the provinces and territories and the MS Society of Canada.

    Click here to download the full release (PDF). 

  • MHRC PROVIDES UPDATE ON MS CLINICAL TRIALS

    September 27, 2012

    The Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC) today provided an update on the national call for proposals for clinical trials for studying the treatments for CCSVI in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). 

    Click here to download the full release (PDF).