Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research

The Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research is a centre of excellence that carries out and facilitates education, as well as research and technology development in a number of areas related to carnivorous, fur-bearing animals, including the following:

  • genomics
  • breeding and genetics
  • nutrition
  • feeds and feeding
  • physiology
  • health and disease
  • behavior and welfare
  • management


Dr. Younes Miar
Assistant Professor & Industry Research Chair in Mink Genomics, Animal Breeding and Genomics




Major partners


  • Canada Mink Breeders Association
  • Fur Commission USA
  • Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association


  • Atlantic Innovation Fund
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
  • Nova Scotia Fur Institute



  • Animal housing facilities
  • Feed preparation
  • Mink metabolism room


  • Atlantic Research Centre for Agricultural Genomics
  • Carnivore Nutrition and Physiology

Contact us

Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research (CCFAR)

Faculty of Agriculture
Dalhousie University
PO Box 550, Truro, NS
Canada, B2N 5E3

Tel: (902) 893 6644
Fax: (902) 895 6734