The Histology Core Facility is a full-service histology laboratory located in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the University of Ottawa. Since 1996, the HCF has served the University and the Ottawa Region being available to faculty, researchers, clinicians, and students. Currently the HCF provides histology service to over 80 researchers from the University of Ottawa (Neuroscience, CMM, and BMI) and its partners at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre (TOHCC), Apoptosis Group and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The HCF also provides service to special projects of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Health Canada, the National Research Council (NRC), and Canadian Nuclear Labs, Deep River Ontario, all of which contribute to the University of Ottawa's goal of excellence in research.
The primary mission of the HCF is to provide efficient, high quality and cost-effective histological services for both animal and human tissue.