What's up FAUM!

The Faculty of Architecture invites you to join us for our Homecoming Celebration event!

Meet our new Dean, Mimi Locher, and hear from Departments Heads, Faculty Members and students to learn about research and student work in the Faculty of Architecture. There will also be prizes and giveaways.  Join us for your chance to win!

12:00 PM Presentation from Mira (Mimi) Locher, Dean, Faculty of Architecture
12:25 PM Introduction of Associate Deans and Department Heads
  Susan Close, Associate Dean (Academic)
   Lisa Landrum, Associate Dean (Research), Chair, PhD Program
  Brian Rex, Head, Department of Architecture
  Orly LInovski, Acting Head, Department of City Planning
  Eduardo Aquino, Acting Chair, Environmental Design Program
  Kelley Beaverford, Head, Department of Interior Design
  Anna Thurmayr, Head, Department of Landscape Architecture
12:45 PM Breakout Room Presentations
  Breakout Room # 1: PhD Students: Mojtaba Hassanzadeh, Honoure Black and Jeffrey Thorsteinson
  Breakout Room #2: Department of Architecture: Herb Enns
  Breakout Room #3: Department of City Planning: Sarah Manteuffel
  Breakout Room #4: Environmental Design Program: Ryan Coates
  Breakout Room #5: Department of Interior Design: Cynthia Karpan
  Breakout Room #6: Department of Landscape Architecture: Karissa Noselski and Kathryn McCudden
1:15 PM Giveaways and Adjournment

Presenter Bios

Honoure Black, current student in the PhD in Design and Planning Program

Honoure is an instructor for the Faculty of Architecture and the School of Art. As a transdisciplinary scholar her research and writing incorporates art history, Indigenous and settler studies, landscape architecture, urbanism, and environmental design. She is a Design and Planning PhD candidate for the Faculty of Architecture and a recent SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient. Her funded research is currently titled: Sites of Resurgence, Decolonizing Settler Colonial Urban Space with Insurgent Public Art in Winnipeg, Treaty One. As an instructor, Honoure is very interested in collaboration and co-authorship amongst departments. Most recently she is co-instructing a special topics course with Shawn Bailey for Indigenous Technology and has an article for PUBLIC, forthcoming with Dr. Niigaan Sinclair regarding Indigenous public art in Winnipeg, Treaty One.

Mojtaba Hassanzadeh, current student in the PhD in Design and Planning Program

Moin is a researcher, designer and instructor focused on collage art concerning memory, meaning and identity as a key to creative thinking in spatial design. Before joining the University of Manitoba, Moin taught Creativity in Spatial Design workshops throughout architecture schools in Iran and headed three national landscape and urban development projects. These projects utilized his visual research on collective memory and eidetic images, seeking creative design solutions based on historical contexts and the shared spatial affiliation.

Cynthia Karpan, Associate Professor, Department of Interior Design

Dr. Karpan graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) from the University of Manitoba in 1988. After working for a short time in Montreal, she returned to the University of Manitoba and completed a master’s degree in education. She has been teaching in the interior design department since the mid 1990s. Cynthia completed a Ph.D. in education in 2005, and then went on to publish a book in 2019 called, “Programming Interior Environments: A Practical Guide for Students.” Cynthia is passionate about research methods, the design process, and “translation” from words to form.

Sarah Manteuffel, current Master of City Planning student

Sarah is a second year Master of City Planning Student at the University of Manitoba. In 2014 she completed her Bachelor of Environmental Design, in Interior Environments at the UofM. After graduation, Sarah moved to Toronto to explore the world of design and experience the city. She lived there for 6 years and worked at the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) as the Program Coordinator for Communications and Marketing. Sarah identifies as disabled, is an accessibility advocate, and is a member of several dwarfism organizations in Canada and the US. In 2019, she spoke at the #a11yIRL Conference in Toronto on “Dwarfism and Design” and has presented at and participated in awareness campaigns with little people organizations for the past decade. In her free time, Sarah enjoys travel (when safe to do so), watching movies and creating and completing cross-stitch patterns.

Kathryn McCudden, current Master of Landscape Architecture student

Kathryn is a graduate student in the MLA program with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (honours) from the University of Regina. Her practicum research focuses on Saskatchewan’s former public pastures, through which she is exploring how design can support grassland conservation. She in interested in the perceived value of landscapes and how to create ecological awareness and engagement. These interests inspired a prize-winning installation on the U of M campus and led to her first article for Landscapes/Paysages in Summer 2020, "Becoming Bison." Kathryn was also selected as the University of Manitoba’s 2021 Olmsted Scholar, joining students from landscape architecture programs across North America honoured by the LAF for leadership potential.

Karissa Noselski, recent Master of Landscape Architecture graduate

Karissa came to the University of Manitoba for grad school in fall of 2017 with a background in community planning. Her studio projects through the years often focused on revealing important stories of landscapes and the relationship between people and natural resources. She continues to explore innovative new uses for abandoned or under-utilized spaces in the urban public realm. Karissa graduated from the MLA program this past spring after completing her practicum work. Her practicum brings together her interests in sustainable agriculture and community engagement to create a new vision for the site of an abandoned mental health institution in her home province of Alberta.

Jeffrey Thorsteinson, current student in the PhD in Design and Planning Program

Jeffrey is an architectural historian, instructor, and practitioner. Since 2017, he has taught architectural history at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture and the University of Winnipeg Department of History. Beyond UM, Jeffrey works in heritage conservation and applied architectural history for Parks Canada and as a writer, researcher and historian for the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. His own research addresses the history of Modernist Canadian architecture and art within the intersection of a broader history of ideas.