Welcome from the Dean of Engineering

Welcome to the Price Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba, the oldest engineering school in Western Canada!

On June 30, 2020, Dr. Jonathan Beddoes’ term as Dean of the Price Faculty of Engineering ended.  We sincerely thank him for his leadership, and we are fortunate that we will continue to realize the benefits of the initiatives and priorities that he advanced throughout his tenure.  During this leadership transition period, we remain committed to creating an enriching environment for all by promoting interdisciplinary co-teaching and research collaborations, expansion of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to graduate industry-ready students, supporting mental health initiatives, and enhancing student support and advising. Our ongoing vision for the Faculty includes sustainable enrolment growth, enhancing recruitment, forging effective relations with Manitoban engineering stakeholders, and promoting the Faculty’s international presence. Additionally, we passionately support Co-op/IIP program, Engineer-in-Residence program and the Engineers Canada 30 by 30 campaign. Our success is predicated on the success of our graduates and we continue to enjoy strong support from our alumni and 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 in response to future demands.

Please take a moment and explore the programs and activities of the Price Faculty of Engineering through these web pages. In addition to a diverse and comprehensive array of graduate and undergraduate degrees accredited by CEAB, we host programs specifically focusing on engineering education for Indigenous Canadians (Engineering Access Program, ENGAP) and engineers with international qualifications (IEEQ program). Presently, our faculty generates approximately $9 million each year in external research funding from members of our community at large and is home to seven Canada/Industrial Research Chairs and a Design Chair sponsored by NSERC and private industry. To learn more about our Faculty, please ask questions to the appropriate contacts listed on our directory; we love to talk to those that share our passion for excellence in engineering.

Concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have been experiencing period of challenges and uncertainties. Nevertheless, the Price Faculty of Engineering has taken great care in adapting our courses in multiple forms including in-person, hybrid and fully virtual classes. We are committed to providing all students with the preparation that they need, to be successful in this environment while ensuring that their health and well-being are at the forefront of all of our decisions.

Nariman Sepehri, PhD, PEng, FCAE, FASME, FCSME
Professor & Acting 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.

Nariman Sepehri
Professor & Dean (acting)

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

Ahmed Shalaby
Professor & Associate Dean (acting)
(Undergraduate Programs)


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