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April 18, 2023 — 

Academic and industry researchers from around the world are invited to submit proposals to participate in the upcoming Research in Residence program at The Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.) in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba.
The specific appointment invites researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals whose interests align (directly or tangentially) with areas of innovative masonry construction techniques and technologies. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose research proposals clearly define how their work responds to our ever-present and urgent environmental crisis.


The position is a 4-month appointment* in the Faculty of Architecture, beginning in either September 2023 and extending to the end of December (Fall) or in January 2024 and extending to the end of April. (Winter)
The appointment allows for the Researcher in Residence to offer public lectures, and participatory workshops (open to all students and faculty alike) and have full access to the facilities and workspaces at C.A.S.T., our FabLab, woodworking and metalworking shops.
The candidate would also have the opportunity to showcase their work at Faculty’s Exhibitions and publications.
Exposing their research work to many local industry professionals, faculties and the general public.

* Duration of appointment may vary depending on the background, affiliation and circumstances of the applicant.  

While it is expected that applicants come with financial support of their own, it should be noted that this appointment will be generously funded by The Manitoba Masonry Institute (MMI) and a stipend of $7,500.00 will be offered to successful applicants. 
Successful candidates may also benefit from short-term teaching appointments in the faculty based on the circumstances at the time. This may be negotiated upon offer.
Proposals must be electronically submitted in PDF format to the C.A.S.T. coordinator at Liane.Veness@umanitoba  no later than midnight on May 30th, 2023.
All applicants must submit.
A resume or curriculum vitae 
A research statement and proposal outlining the applicant’s research expertise and proposed research project to be carried out at C.A.S.T. – May include images. (Maximum 5 pages)
Brief description of (proposed) workshop
Candidates will be reviewed and shortlisted by the C.A.S.T. Committee. Once selected applicants will be contacted and notified of the committee’s decision.
Non-Canadian residents may be required to obtain a visa. Once accepted as the Research in Residence, visa information will be provided.


The Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory embracing technical and poetic dimensions of making. C.A.S.T. provides unique conditions for critical and creative experimentation with technologies germane to the design, construction and performance of the built environment. The generous and well-equipped C.A.S.T. facility enables research at diverse scales and with a variety of media, methods and tools. Researchers at C.A.S.T. explore materials and assemblies; experiment with building techniques; devise and test prototypes; study the limits and potential of natural laws; investigate sustainable practices and environmental stewardship; cultivate Indigenous modes of making; and collaborate in the rigorous play of imagination. C.A.S.T. supports both discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary research that advances knowledge, promotes creativity, and supports innovation in teaching. C.A.S.T. seeks to promote research benefiting students, researchers, industry, the public and our planet.

The C.A.S.T. laboratory is unique in Canada, having been specifically designed to support a vision of architectural education and research grounded in shared acts of making. C.A.S.T. also participates in an expanding constellation of world-class research facilities within and beyond the University of Manitoba



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