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Hire a co-op and integrated work (Co-op/I) student

If you are interested in hiring a Co-op/I student from the Faculty of Architecture in a paid position, please fill out the Job Posting Submission Form (PDF) or forward the following information to our Co-op/I Coordinator,

Please provide your:

  • Company name and job title 
  • Job location
  • Length of term
  • Job description
  • Job requirements / qualifications
  • Application process (contact info)

Learn more about the Co-op/I program

Partners Program

Since 1993, the Partners Program has provided a strong and vital link between staff and students within the Faculty of Architecture, fostering collaboration between the university and all facets of the professional practice.

Today, numerous key business leaders work with us to cultivate a dialogue between the university and the outside world, mutually benefiting the academic community, industry, business and the professions as well as our students.

Corporate and individual members

Enjoy connection and benefits.

The Partners Program has proven to be a unique and outstanding example of the synergy that is created between the academic community, industry, business and professions. The synergy is a special blend of the research acumen on the part of the Faculty of Architecture and its outreach initiatives into the communities of Manitoba, and the knowledge, experience and capabilities of industry and practitioners. Members also gain access to the Faculty of Architecture FABLab and workshop.

Membership is open to any professional or industry partner who would like to be connected to the Faculty of Architecture.  Through your membership you will be invited to engage with the students and faculty members.

Annual membership fee

Corporate member: $1,000
Alumni or community member: $500

Membership is open to both individuals and businesses.

Become a Partners Program member


Graduates of the University of Manitoba are leading the way, making an impact far beyond our borders. The UM alumni community is more than 145,000 strong, living in 140 countries, demonstrating that from here you can go anywhere.

Faculty of Architecture alumni are active professionals and educators in major centres around the world. Notable graduates include John and Patricia Patkau, Richard Henriquez, John C. Parkin, Etienne Gaboury, Bill Allen and Harry Seidler, who won the 1996 Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal. 

Visit the UM Alumni web page to learn more about the university’s alumni community and to find out about the benefits and services available exclusively to UM alumni. 


NETWORK is an annual publication of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

The Faculty of Architecture aspires to offer widely recognized and highly valued design and planning undergraduate and graduate programs that promote a respectful, collegial, interdisciplinary culture of teaching, scholarship, and service within the University and beyond.

NETWORK is circulated to Faculty of Architecture alumni all over the world, and professional and industry firms throughout Western Canada. NETWORK welcomes articles, comments, and information related to issues affecting the design community.

Barkman concrete design competition

Concrete is familiar and grey. But concrete has amazing properties! Every year Barkman Concrete Ltd. honours pre-cast design proposals of students that challenge and celebrate the material. The Barkman concrete design competition is unique among faculty-wide design competitions since it promotes communication between industry, educators and students.

The call for entries aims at establishing prizes (total money of $3000) generously donated by Barkman Concrete Ltd. as part of their Scholarship Fund for students in the Faculty / Department of Landscape Architecture.


The Barkman Concrete design competition is open to any student enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba (in the 2021-2022 academic year) and is a required assignment for students in EVLU 4002. Team entries are welcome. Only one design per team or person is allowed.

Submission instructions

Students are to submit scale drawings (plans and sections) as well as a perspective or axonometry of the proposed concrete products. In addition to this, dimensions of each proposed unit are required. Explanations of the anticipated fabrication method are to be included on the boards.

Layout: design board, 24 x 36-inch surface area
Submission form: 1 pdf-file
Submissions can be uploaded here


Schedule and adjudication

Explanation of project                         1:30pm - 2:15pm Wed. Sept 29, 2021
Review of draft, via zoom                   11:30am - 2:15pm, Wed. Nov 24, 2021
Submission, via (OneDrive)                11:30am - Wed. December 1, 2021
Adjudication                                          Friday, December 3 2021

A jury of Barkman Concrete representatives will undertake the adjudication on December 3, 2021.


Intellectual Property developed during competition will be managed under the University’s Intellectual Property Policy. Barkman Concrete will retain the duplicate copy of submissions for their records and will enter into a compensation agreement with the designer(s) and the University before commencing any commercial production on the basis of their design.

For further information please contact Professor John Harper

SiAF student design competition

The Department of Biosystems Engineering, with formal ties to both the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences and the Price Faculty of Engineering, is committed to the establishment of a Sustainability-in-Action Facility (SiAF) that will be available to the University of Manitoba community for experiential learning and demonstration opportunities in areas of sustainability.

The design competition is initiated by the Department of Biosystems Engineering and organized in collaboration with the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Partners Program in the Faculty of Architecture.

For more info visit: SiAF Student Design Competition page

Contact us

Partners Program
Room 212 John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place (if using courier)
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB  R3T 2N2