The Glenlea Research Station
Director: K. Wittenberg
The Glenlea Research Station is located approximately 20 km south of the university's Fort Garry Campus and was established in 1964. The station is operated by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science with financial support from Manitoba Agriculture and the University of Manitoba. The station provides the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences with facilities and services necessary for its research and teaching programs. There are approximately 500 hectares of land, a dairy unit with 50 milking cows, a swine unit with 140 sows, and feedlot facilities for beef cattle research. The departments of Biosystems Engineering, Animal Science, Entomology, Plant Science and Soil Science are involved in research projects at the Glenlea Research Station. The Station is an official meteorological recording site, providing information to Environment Canada.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy operates an observatory and the Avian Behaviour Laboratory of the Department of Psychology is also located there.
The Department of Geological Sciences, in conjunction with Energy, Mines, and Resources (Canada) and the Geological Survey of Canada, operates a geomagnetic observatory at the Glenlea Research Station. This observatory is one of 12 stations which make up the Canadian Magnetic Observatory Network. Data are available for research and can be obtained in several formats from the Geological Survey of Canada.
Also located at Glenlea is a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre operated by the Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization. This centre provides care, treatment and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife throughout Manitoba and fosters understanding of wildlife preservation through public education and other programs.