EMAC fosters research focusing on societal needs within Canada and the greater scientific community. The main objectives of EMAC are to: (1) facilitate the analysis and characterization of fabricated (e.g., engineered materials and archaeologically recovered artifacts) and natural materials (e.g., rocks, minerals and biomineralized tissue), and (2) provide students and researchers from numerous disciplines access to a broad range of world-class equipment and expertise. EMAC houses over $20 million in highly specialized equipment in 6 nodes, and provides scientific and technical expertise in spectroscopy and spectrometry.
EMAC promotes multidisciplinary and collaborative research between different expert groups, including anthropologists, geologists, hydrologists, paleontologists, and soil and atmospheric scientists.
The University of Manitoba campuses, which EMAC is hosted on, are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.