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About St. Boniface Hospital Research

Biomedical research takes place across our campus – in the hospital as well as in 3 free-standing facilities:

The St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre is home to the:

The Asper Institute is home to the:

Dr. Andrei Sakharov MRI Centre

  • Provides ancillary support featuring 3 scanners for clinical and research use

All built with funds raised in the community, and operated with a combination of peer reviewed research grants, industry contracts, fund raising, and through affiliation with the University of Manitoba.

Generously supported by the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation , St. Boniface Hospital has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence in medical research.

First there was the St. Boniface Hospital, then the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, and then came St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre – now the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre… an ever-evolving research campus including the Andrei Sakharov MRI Centre and the Asper Research Institute.

Together they create and maintain a tradition of excellence in medical care, education, and research.

The St. Boniface Hospital is Western Canada’s first hospital. It was founded in 1871 by the Grey Nuns, a religious congregation inspired by Mother Marguerite D’Youville. The Mission, Aims and Objectives of the Hospital were then, as they are now:

  • To provide the highest quality of care to its patients and of service to its community
  • To participate in the education of personnel
  • To promote research for the improvement of patient care

The St. Boniface Hospital Foundation was established in 1971 as part of the centennial celebrations of the Hospital. The Foundation acts as the primary fund-raising body for the St. Boniface Hospital Inc., and promotes excellence in health care research related to the prevention and treatment of disease, the promotion of good health, and improvements in patient care. All with the overriding objective of improving individual quality of life and respecting the individual.

St. Boniface Hospital Research is a result of the emphasis that both the Hospital and Foundation place on medical research.