About Us
Physical Plant

The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses, Glenlea Research Station, Star Lake Field Stations, and the President’s residence.  The Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses contain more than 100 buildings with a total area in excess of 6.41 million gross square feet.  The Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses consists of over 676 acres, of which 270.3 acres is developed land.  Physical Plant has a full time baseline funded staff of 320 staff and a full time income funded staff of 65.25. In 2012/13, Physical Plant was responsible for the administration and management of $45 million in operations and utilities, $3.02 million in Renovations and Equipment Capital, $2.13 million in Indirect Costs of Research projects, and $103 million in Capital Projects. The Department is comprised of the Director’s Office, an Administrative Support Group, and three core service areas consisting of:  1)  Trade Services, Waste Prevention Office, and Training and Safety at Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses and Central Energy Plant at the Fort Garry Campus, 2) Architectural Services, Engineering Services and Energy Management at the Fort Garry Campus, and 3) Caretaking Services.

Mission Statement

To provide, maintain and optimize physical resources and environments through the integration of people, technology, and innovative work practices in order to support and promote the University’s mission and goals.

Vision Statement

To provide the optimum physical environment necessary to enhance the University of Manitoba's position as a great research-intense institution, and as a leader in its commitment to the education of a broad sector of society.

Values Statement

Physical Plant is committed to providing service excellence and has adopted an attitude of stewardship, pride in workmanship, and loyalty to the University.

We strive to be accountable and fiscally responsible to our customers. We are flexible, open to change, and embrace opportunity for improvements in terms of technology, processes, and strategies. We are committed to a safe work environment and provide accessibility to staff and students.

Our people are our most valuable resources, and we support personal and professional development, empowerment, and communication.  Above all, we value honesty, integrity and respect in our workplace and in our dealings with others.