Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology
1360 Barrington St.
P.O. Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA B3H 4R2
Tel: (902) 494-6030 Fax: (902) 420-0219
The Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) at Dalhousie University was established in 1979 as a specialized resource center of advanced technology for research in food science and process engineering with an emphasis on seafood.
CIFT supports technology transfer and the development of advanced technologies aimed at effective commercial utilization of marine resources in Canada and throughout the world. Major areas of emphasis include:
- aquaculture development
- fish/food process engineering
- marine oils and nutrition
- physical properties of foods
- process chemical science
- seafood biochemistry
CIFT offers assistance to industry through their talented technical staff, professors and students. Support services include:
- fundamental and applied research
- process and product development
- consulting activities
- short technical courses
- industry-oriented student projects
Product development kitchen; Rheology and texture laboratory; Pilot plant, fully equipped with computerized retort system; Computer controlled cold storage area; Laboratories for chemistry, microbiology, marine oils, proteins and enzymes and product development evaluations
How we work with industry
All projects are funded on a cost recovery basis, for contract services.
Funding assistance is available through NRC IRAP programs, NSERC industrial assistance programs and similar programs available through MITACs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
# staff/technical staff
6 full-time faculty, 4 research assistants/associates and 1 Administrative assistant
Dr. Allan T. Paulson, Director. Tel. (902) 494-3280, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Kathy Spencer, Technical Services. Tel. (902) 494-3255, email: email@example.com
Dr. Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen (902)494-3145
Partnerships & Collaborations
CIFT employs 6 full-time food science professors, all teaching and conducting food-related research (processing, microbiology, food engineering, lipids, industrial fermentations and materials science). CIFT is associated with the Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering's Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science.