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Support for Faculty of Architecture students

Academic advisors

As you navigate your degree in the Faculty of Architecture, the Student Services Team is available to talk about your options and answer specific questions about your program. They can provide information about programs and entrance requirements, course selection in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and assist with the registration process. They can also refer you to other student services, academic supports, university resources and community organizations when needed.

Advisors are located in the Dean’s Office in room 201 John A. Russell Building. Stop by and say hello.

  • Carrie Johnson
    Undergraduate Student Advisor
    204-474-9566
    Carrie.Johnson@umanitoba.ca
     
    For admission information or program information and processes related to the Bachelor of Environmental Design or the Architecture Master’s Preparation program.

  • Yvonne Halden
    Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Student Advisor
    204-474-8769
    Yvonne.Halden@umanitoba.ca
     
    For graduate programs and processes, admissions to any of the master’s programs or the PhD program in Design and Planning, or faculty exchanges.

    She can also help with graduate studies forms for extension requests or leave of absence requests as well as thesis/practicum submission protocol.

  • Tobi Hawkins
    Student Services Advising Assistant
    204-474-6578
    Tobi.Hawkins@umanitoba.ca
     
    For graduate and undergraduate student support and advising assistance, including program inquiries, coursework and grade inquiries, ED option year selection process, presentation bookings and notifications as well as Faculty of Graduate Studies progress reports.

Financial aid and awards

The University of Manitoba issues more than $17 million to students annually in the form of scholarships and bursaries. In addition to the student awards that are offered through Financial Aid and Awards, the Faculty of Architecture also has scholarships, bursaries and fellowships that are available to students specifically in the Faculty of Architecture. Be sure to check both as you may be eligible for multiple awards.

Experiential learning opportunities

Make the most of your time in the Faculty of Architecture through a work placement or student exchange.

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Field trips

An integral component of the learning experience is the opportunity to see design in context. Field trips are part of the design studio for ED3, ED4 and master’s students in all disciplines. They range from short one day trips to three-week international trips depending on the studio instructor and their focus for that year. More information is provided in studio descriptions.

Become a student ambassador

Student ambassadors are engaged volunteers who represent the Faculty at various events including recruitment events, serving as a strong link between their academic program and prospective students, as well as the community. 

The position of student ambassador is a volunteer, unpaid leadership position. Ambassadors must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in either the undergraduate or graduate program in the Faculty of Architecture. They must be willing to volunteer for at least 10 hours over the course of the academic year. Student ambassadors receive recognition on their co-curricular record.

Student ambassadors:

  • represent the Faculty at recruitment events (Orientation, Evening of Excellence, Info Days, etc.),
  • participate in Faculty events such as Cross Cultural Student Lunch, Atmosphere and Year End Exhibition
  • are knowledgeable about their respective degrees and programs, the application process and living in Winnipeg
  • will be featured on the Faculty of Architecture website 

Apply today. Download the student ambassador application form (PDF) and send to Brandy.OReilly@umanitoba.ca.

Associations and student groups

Get involved! There are many student groups on campus as well as external groups that can enhance your learning and professional development. Explore the list below and find the groups that match your interests.

Faculty of Architecture associations and student groups

Interior Design Association of Students (IDAS)

IDAS represents students on Interior Design Department Council and Faculty Council and is responsible for organizing social events.

Landscape Architecture Student Association (LASA)

LASA represents students on Landscape Architecture Department Council and Faculty Council and is responsible for organizing social events.

Student Architectural Society (SAS)

SAS represents students on department and faculty council for the Environmental Design Program. It also organizes social events and locker rental in JAR and Architecture 2 buildings.

University of Manitoba Association of Architecture Students (UMAAS)

UMAAS maintains, encourages and promotes an enthusiastic and amenable environment for students in the Master or Architecture and Architecture Masters Preparation programs.

Learn more about UMAAS

University of Manitoba Association of Planning Students (UMAPS)

UMAPS is responsible for conducting the student affairs of the Department of City Planning. This includes academic and faculty representation and social events.

On campus associations and student groups

Architects Without Borders Canada

This volunteer organization assists communities affected by poverty, disaster or pandemic. One of its primary objectives is to promote the humanitarian aspects of design while engaging in meaningful real-world partnerships with communities.

Learn more about Architects Without Borders Canada

Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS)

CAPS represents all accredited planning school students. Once a year, the organization holds a conference which includes presentations by professionals, academics and students.

Learn more about CAPS

Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

The main body for all graduate students on campus, GSA is concerned with ensuring the needs of all graduate students are met.

Learn more about GSA

Off campus associations and student groups

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

The association website has a wealth of information on awards and scholarships, job opportunities, conferences and additional resources.

Learn more about ACSP

Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)

The board certifies educational qualifications of graduates from professional university architecture programs. The certification is a mandatory step after graduation towards licensure and registration.

Learn more about CACB

Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

CIP is the professional regulatory body of planners in Canada, ensuring representation of the planning profession within the government and public initiatives.

Learn more about CIP

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

CSLA is the national voice of landscape architects in Canada and represent 10 provincial and territorial components.

Learn more about CSLA

City of Winnipeg Planning, Property and Development Department

This city department is responsible for providing planning property and development services to the general public. It is an invaluable resource of information for studio work. 

Learn more about the PPD Department

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

CIDA-accredited programs provide assurance that interior design education is preparing students to be responsible, well-informed, skilled professionals who make beautiful, safe and comfortable spaces that also respect the earth and its resources.

Learn more about CIDA

Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA)

MAA is a self-governing professional association, mandated by the province under The Architects Act to regulate the practice of architecture in the province. 

Learn more about MAA

Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA)

MALA regulates the standards of professional practice and conduct of the profession of landscape architecture, and advocates for high quality design in the urban and rural environments of Manitoba.

Learn more about MALA

Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI)

MPPI is the provincial governing body of all planners in the province of Manitoba. 

Learn more about MPPI

Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC)

This is the national body that accredits programs in landscape architecture across Canada.

Learn more about LAAC

Planners’ Network

An association of professionals, activists, academics and students involved in physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.

Learn more about the Planners' Network

Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM)

PIDIM is committed to enhancing the practice of interior design in Manitoba and educating the public about the benefits of interior design.

Learn more about PIDIM

 

Contact us

Faculty of Architecture
Room 201 John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6 Canada

Email: Undergraduate Inquiries
Email: Graduate Inquiries

204-474-6578
204-474-7532