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Campus planning, design, construction and operations are integral services to our campuses.

Project request

Architectural and Engineering Services (AES) oversees all new projects on campus. New project requests include work that will require architectural, mechanical or electrical design to facilitate renovations and construction.

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Accessibility initiatives

UM strives to be a leader in creating an inclusive experience for its students, staff and visitors. The university’s academic, research, administrative, residential and special purpose buildings are no exception to that pursuit and reflect the care and dedication of staff and management to UM’s core values.

Accessibility audit

Adaptability Canada was contracted to audit interior and exterior spaces at the Fort Garry, Bannatyne, and the William Norrie Centre campuses. This audit set out to accomplish two things:

  • Identify areas of risk in the service of people with accessibility needs and bring to the forefront risk associated with changes in accessibility and employment legislation and in workforce diversity.
  • Empower the University of Manitoba’s commitment to stakeholder experience with new perspective and insights.

Facts and figures:

Since July of 2017, a team of professionals collected data on:

  • 111 buildings assessed
  • 15,000+ images taken
  • 500+ pages of auditor notes

Methodology and improvement areas

The project team examined how people use the environment that has been created and identified code variances and life safety issues that create barriers to access. The built world is very different for someone with visual, hearing, physical or intellectual disabilities. It is the power of this perspective that gives new insight into risk and how it can impact the customer experience. The top 3 areas for improvement have been identified as:

  • Wayfinding/signage
  • Physical access
  • Life and stair safety


Based on the results and recommendations of the audit, UM can minimize or even eliminate risk by relentlessly pursuing service excellence. UM has set a standard based on inclusive design, which seeks to serve all people equally within an environment.

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Architectural and Engineering Services 
120 Physical Plant Building
89 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada