About us

The Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR) a research unit within the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. The MCNHR is the only research centre in Manitoba that is solely dedicated to facilitating and supporting collaborative nursing and health research. The MCNHR is located on the second floor of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, a 70,000 square foot building on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus.

The MCNHR was established in October 1985 as the Manitoba Nursing Research Institute (MNRI). In 2008, a new five year strategic plan was approved and the institute’s name was changed to reflect a more inclusive and interdisciplinary focus on collaborative nursing and health research. In 2016, a new five year plan with a revised mission, vision and goals was developed and approved. The 2016-2020 MCNHR strategic plan is strongly aligned with the University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences FHS and College of Nursing Strategic Research Plans and provides goals and corresponding supporting actions to guide the MCNHR operations and decision making.

The Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR) is a research unit in the College of Nursing that promotes and supports the conduct, dissemination and uptake of collaborative nursing and health research to benefit the health of Manitobans and beyond.


To be recognized for fostering excellence and innovation in collaborative nursing and health research locally, nationally and internationally.


  1. To support members of the centre in pursuing innovative research ideas and strong programs of research.  
  2. To support research and knowledge translation to inform excellence in nursing education and practice.  
  3. To foster partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers. across the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, other research units and other universities, and  with clinicians and other stakeholders.  
  4. To build capacity in research, knowledge translation and knowledge synthesis.  
  5. To contribute to experiential learning and student engagement in research to grow the next generation of nursing and health researchers.  
  6. To promote and enhance the visibility of research and scholarly activities conducted by members of the Centre locally, nationally, and internationally.