The Workshop is an important resource for student 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. Some types of metalwork is possible and continuely expanding. The Workshop also sells some materials: mdf, acrylics and wood.

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

  1. E-mail request for materials to please include Papercuts user name
  2. The technician will review the email and respond with cost and any follow-up questions/issues. The pricing of materials is posted online.
  3. 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

  1. E-mail request for tools to or by phone 204-474-6436
  2. 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.

Keith Millan
Manager, Workshop
101 Russell Building
t 204-474-6436

 Workshop User Handbook