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The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba s facilities include both clinical and basic research space, bringing together clinicians and basic scientists in a common work environment. The space is designed to facilitate the bench to bedside approach in medical research, allowing for the important translational research that can bring discoveries made at the lab bench into clinical practice.

State-of-the-art, large, open lab spaces encourages collaboration, cross-over, and team building between disciplines and provides an environment ideally suited to working within multidisciplinary themes. Researchers work side-by-side without division, and their close physical proximity provides for a flow of information and knowledge sharing that would otherwise not have been possible. Unique and innovative partnerships are the result and provide our scientists with the opportunity to explore and unlock the mysteries of child health in ways that would have previously been impossible.

Shared procedural rooms and common spaces give scientists the ability to use equipment to which they might otherwise not have access. This efficient use of equipment allows scientists to work at the cutting edge of their disciplines and to advance their research projects as rapidly as possible.


The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba occupies 60,000 square feet of research space on the 5th and 6th floors of the John Buhler Research Centre. The John Buhler Research Centre is located in the heart of Winnipeg within the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre.

The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba is strategically located within easy reach of national facilities such as the National Research Council Institute of Biodiagnostics and the Health Canada Centre for Human and Animal Health. The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba resources include access to the library facilities of the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine and the Childrens Hospital. Our location provides child health researchers with a supportive environment among other professionals dedicated to improving the health of children, along with the opportunity to share in the resources of other world-class research facilities.

For more on our location please see our map Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Map.

For additional details on our facilities, contact:

  • Nichola Wigle, Facility Manager

  • Phone: (204) 789-3750
Fax: (204) 789-3915
  • Email: nwigle@chrim.ca

Basic Science Facilities

Our facility supports basic science research and includes the following resources:

  • Imaging facility with state of the art microscopes valued at $2.6 million
  • Core facilities with equipment to support cell culture, DNA analysis, PCR, histology and biological assays
  • An onsite Animal Holding / Preclinical Trial area

Clinical Facilities

Our clinical facility resources at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba include the following:

  • Patient examination rooms.
  • The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) who can facilitate clinical research and includes onsite nurses to assist with clinical trials.
  • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanner.

Our clinical research services include a large patient and family waiting room, children’s play area, family kitchen and additional examination, interview, and observational rooms. Among other benefits, this space offers families and children participating in research added comforts to make their experience as friendly and accommodating as possible.