The Drake Centre, home to the Asper School of Business since 1987, was designed by architect Etienne Gaboury. The Centre’s large central atrium brings natural light to all corners of the building.
Here you’ll find all classrooms, offices and facilities belonging to the Asper School of Business, as well as the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship.
The Albert D. Cohen Management Library supports the study, research and teaching needs of students, faculty and staff at the Asper School of Business. The Library also supports the Transport Institute, the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, and related undergraduate and graduate programs. Service extends to the business community and the general public.
The Library's dynamic new physical space has been designed to accommodate course-related instruction in small groups, interactive tutorials, and workshops, as well as:
The Library is home to the state-of-the-art Financial Data Centre. The core of the Centre consists of eleven Bloomberg terminals which are equipped with one of the world’s leading financial knowledge tools and adds to the School’s competitive edge. The Centre gives students access to the latest financial data and the ability to complete projects that focus on real-life business decisions, helping to bridge business theory with practice.
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship is located next to the Library, creating more opportunities for student entrepreneurs to collaborate on projects and accelerate their business ideas with the full support of the Business Librarian and the library’s resources.
The Scotiabank Technology Centre (STC) is undergoing a complete renovation this summer. Once complete, the STC will be maximized for group work and dynamic instructional sessions. The STC will be reopen for the start of classes in September 2017.
While the STC is being renovated, 15 computers and 1 high-speed laser printer from the centre have been set up temporarily in Room 142 Drake Centre (one door past the CSA offices). The temporary location will be open whenever the building is open and will close half an hour before the building closes each day.
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For further assistance, contact the Help and Solutions Centre in person (Mon-Fri 8:00am – 8:00pm, room 123 Fletcher Argue) or by call 204-474-8600.
Wireless access is available throughout the Drake Centre, although there may be some areas that have lower signal strength than others.
The University of Manitoba participates in the EduRoam system, which allows U of M students and staff to log into wireless on other EduRoam-enabled campuses. As well, visitors from other EduRoam-enabled campuses can use their home university’s credentials to access the U of M’s wireless system.
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The Young Associates Cafeteria is located on the main floor across from the Scotiabank Technology Centre and is a popular place to get work done while enjoying a bite to eat. Menu options include everything from coffee and toast to pizza, wraps, soup and snacks. Microwaves and drink machines are located in the room for the convenience of students.
The Atrium on the main floor of the Drake Centre is always a buzzing hub of student activity at the Asper School. Famous for the orange modular furniture, this space can easily accommodate guest speakers, luncheons, a full-blown Homecoming party, or the annual Buddy Day event that welcomes new students to the School. The atrium is a great place to meet, eat lunch, work on projects, or just relax. On a daily basis you can find Asper student groups in booths along the Library wall, promoting their events and activities. On a good day, you might also buy baking, pancakes or bubble tea from a student group holding a fundraiser for one of the many philanthropic organizations supported by Asper students.
"The Fishbowl" is the nickname for the Asper Commemorative Room, located just off the Atrium. This space is dedicated to the Asper School's namesake, Dr. Israel Asper, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. It gets its nickname from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall connecting it to the Atrium. Small tables and chairs and modular furniture make it a popular venue for student group meetings, studying, and group project work. Inspirational quotes and words from Dr. Asper surround the upper walls.
The open study area on the third floor is a large open space with plenty of power outlets, tables and chairs, well suited to group project or individual work. This is always a busy study zone and is best accessed by the main stairs. At certain times during the year, it is used for career development functions, trade shows and overflow for events.
The Sony Study Centre is a quiet study space on the third floor of the Drake Centre, located behind the open study area and above the Albert D. Cohen Management Library. This space includes study carrels, power outlets, and plenty of natural light and windows. This space is ideal for quiet individual work. In the fall of 2013 the faculty performed a major facelift to the space, which included painting, new carpeting and new study carrels, complete with a red accent wall the colour of the Asper Chevron logo.
Additional tables and chairs for study or group work are located in front of the 3rd and 6th floor elevators and by the 3rd floor Donor Wall.
The Commerce Connection Store, in the basement of Drake Centre, is where you stock up on Asper clothing, supplies and novelties such as keychains, portfolios, pens, etc. Working a shift in the Store is a great way to get involved in your School. You might even get discounts on merchandise or a free ticket to student events. Check with student event planners, student groups or the Commerce Students’ Association for further information about how to get involved.
If you need space for a group project, or to brainstorm on a whiteboard, booking an empty classroom may be a great option - especially if the project involves a presentation. Talk to the Dean’s Office for more information and room availability.
Monday to Friday: 7 am - Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 7 am - 10 pm
Young Associates' Cafeteria
Monday to Thursday: 8 am - 3 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm
Closed weekends and holidays
Scotiabank Technology Centre
Temporary Location During Renovations:
Room 142 Drake Centre
Opens same time as the building opens.
Closes ½ hour before the building closes
Albert D. Cohen Management Library
Sunday, April 30: CLOSED
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Victoria Day: May 22, 2017
Canada Day: July 3, 2017
Terry Fox Day: Aug 7, 2017