Welcome from the Dean of Engineering

Welcome to the Price Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba!

With engineering students first enrolled in 1907 we are the oldest engineering school in Western Canada. The first 100 years of engineering at the University of Manitoba culminated with the opening of the new Engineering and Information Technology Complex in 2005 providing the modern teaching and research facilities needed for continued success into our second century.

Whether you are a prospective student, current student, alumnae or practicing engineer please take an opportunity to explore the extensive activities of the Price Faculty of Engineering through these web pages. A comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees are offered led by faculty passionate about teaching, research and innovation. The Faculty is proud to host programs specifically focussing on engineering education for Aboriginal Canadians and engineers with international qualifications. All of our programs produce graduates that can put their engineering knowledge to work for the betterment of society and catalyze the economy to create new wealth for the benefit of society in Manitoba, Canada and throughout the World.

Our student teams and organizations consistently perform well in international competitions and conferences, and our student body is full of spirit, pride and camaraderie.  Our focus on design-readiness and teamwork empowers our students to work together and learn from each other, resulting in life-long friendships being formed.

The Price Faculty of Engineering is home to extensive and unique research involving all faculty with opportunities for students at all levels. The Faculty includes more than ten Canada Research and Industrial Chairs, with research focussed in five key areas: New Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Biomedical Engineering, Energy Systems, Information Technology and Communications, and Sustainable Prairie and Northern Communities. Research is collaborative with external partners ensuring the application of research results well beyond our laboratories.

Our success is predicated on the success of our graduates and we enjoy strong support from alumni and the community. Our thanks go to those who have made donations to the Price Faculty of Engineering. Together we can build on the past successes to design innovative programs ideally suited for the future demands.

To learn more about our Faculty and programs please explore our web pages and ask questions of the many contacts listed on these pages; we always find time to talk to those that share our passion for excellence in engineering.

Jonathan Beddoes, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor & Dean


The Price Faculty of Engineering will graduate students ready for positions of leadership for a world in which engineering is central to improving the well-being of society and the creation of new wealth that benefits society in Manitoba, Canada and globally. Accordingly, we will maintain the highest quality professional degree and research programs in Biomedical, Biosystems, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.

We aim to provide engineering programs equal to the best available anywhere globally, whose participants reflect societal diversity especially with respect to gender balance, First Nations, Métis and Inuit participation and geographic origin.

The Price Faculty of Engineering strives to:

  • offer everyone in the Faculty an outstanding learning and work environment that is safe, friendly, supportive and stimulating, promotes individual intellectual growth, personal fulfillment and career progress.
  • be engaged with and provide leadership to the engineering community and broader society.
  • be team oriented without diminishing the role of the individual.
  • foster interdisciplinary activities while valuing in depth enquiry of specific areas.
  • be responsive to the needs of the community without compromising the independence of intellectual inquiry.
  • focus on strengths while being sensitive to new opportunities for development.
  • administer through facilitation.

The five B.Sc. programs offered by the Price Faculty of Engineering in Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have continuing accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The most recent confirmation of accreditation is for the six-year period ending on June 30, 2025. Continuing accreditation beyond 2025 will be sought.

Jonathan Beddoes
Professor & Dean

Marcia Friesen
Marcia Friesen
Associate Professor & Associate Dean
(Design Education)

Nariman Sepehri
Professor & Associate Dean
(Undergraduate Programs)


Cyrus Shafai
Professor & Associate Dean
(Research/Graduate Programs)