MID Practicum and Thesis Projects

The Practicum is a final project that is required for the First-Professional degree. The student works in consultation with an Advisory Committee to formulate and develop the design project. The student must demonstrate a high level of achievement in design, critical thinking and communication skills as well as an ability to work independently. Read more about MID Practicum projects.

Recent Practicum Projects:

Stephanie Prouse
Koza Centre - An Alternative Approach to the Custody of Federally Sentenced Women in Canada

Umid Abdullaev
Project Title: The Rumi Cultural Events Centre – Design for Winnipeg’s Second Generation Muslims

Corrie Allan
Resistance training: redesigning the North American fitness club to challenge dominant narratives of sex, gender, and sexuality

Deniz Aytac
Costume culture: a traveling exhibition system for the Costume Museum of Canada

Valeh Broojerdiazar
Gastown Eco-Studio: Manifestations of Body in Interior Design and Eco-Fashion

Meredith Shilton
Out of nowhere - an art outreach studio for Winnipeg's homeless youth

Heather Wagner
A home away from home: a temporary accommodation facility for rural breast cancer patients

Ashley Welwood
Interior design for fashion production through the lens of surrealism



The Thesis is a formal, written document that is required for the Post-Professional degree. The thesis describes original research on a chosen subject. The original work may include, investigation aimed at the discovery and/or the interpretation of facts; challenge and/or possible revisions of accepted theories or laws; ordering and synthesizing of existing findings to support a conclusion which could open up new research directions. Read more about MID Thesis projects.

Recent Thesis Projects:

Karen Cash
Beyond LEED®: Constructing a Bridge to Biomimicry for Canadian Interior Design Educators

Natalie Cooper
Non-family caregiver perspectives on current and future Alzheimer's care facilities in London, Ontario

Katherine Isaac
Theories of death, ritual, and space: evolving the funeral typology in twenty-first century Canada

Rebecca Muyal
Experiencing conceptual design in three dimensions: an evaluation of CAVE-like environments for interior design education

Dana Tapak
“Don’t speak about us without us": design considerations and recommendations for inpatient mental health environments for children and adolescents

Francis Winograd
Furnishing an identity: Philip Weiss, an émigré’s contribution to Modernist furniture design in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1950-1975



2010 - 2015
2005 - 2009
2000 - 2004

2010 - 2015
2005 - 2009
2000 - 2004