The Workshop is an important resource for students and faculty experiments with form and detail, capable of supporting the production of refined models and environmental product and furniture prototypes. A wide range of tools and equipment are present for wood-working and plastic.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Workshop (Rm 101, John A. Russell Building) will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday for pick-up APPOINTMENTS ONLY. There will be no direct access to the Workshop at this time.
How to access Workshop materials
- E-mail request for materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your Papercuts user name.
- The technician will review the email and respond with cost and any follow-up questions and/or issues. The pricing of materials is posted online.
- When the item(s) is ready you will be e-mailed to schedule an appointment for pick-up.
Please note: Deposits to Papercut must be made at CADLab, this also requires an appointment, a strong recommendation that students deposit more money on Papercut then they might normally.
How to access Workshop tools
- E-mail request for tools to email@example.com or by phone 204-474-6436
- When the item(s) is ready you will be e-mailed to schedule an appointment for pick-up and an appointment for returning tools.
The workshop will also continue to sign out hardhat safety vest/kits for groups. This will require advance booking, a minimum number of students should be involved in the pick-up and drop off for the group. Individual hardhats and vests will not be loaned out.
Workshop staff will consider doing machining and fabricating processes for student academic work on a case-by-case basis, for example laminating thick panels for CNC routing of model bases. The ability to undertake this work will be contingent on a number of conditions unknown at this time. All inquiries should be submitted by email with ample lead time.
Assembly room etiquette
To ensure safe and equitable access to the assembly space please:
- Always clean up after yourself.
- Students wishing to leave ongoing projects overnight or longer need to register their project with the Workshop Technician. Students will be provided with a space within the jury room and will be responsible for ensuring it is clear and clean after use.
- Appropriate precautions must be taken when using materials like paint, concrete and plasters to keep the workspace clean, i.e. use of drop sheets, tarps, etc.
- Please do not dump plaster or concrete mixtures, paint or glue into the sink – these should be emptied into containers, cardboard boxes or garbage bags and disposed of in the appropriate garbage bins.
- To protect everybody’s health, no grinding/sanding of toxic materials such as concrete or fibreglass is permitted.
- Every Monday morning all materials and projects remaining will be removed unless they are registered as an ongoing project (see item 2).
- In the event students do not clean/clear their area, they will be responsible for any costs incurred by the Faculty to remove and clean the area.