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Dr. Marcia Friesen appointed Dean of the Price Faculty of Engineering

November 6, 2020 — 

The University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors Executive has approved the appointment of Dr. Marcia Friesen as Dean of the Price Faculty of Engineering effective January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2025. Dr. Friesen will also hold an appointment as a tenured Associate Professor in the Center for Engineering Professional Practice & Engineering Education.

Dr. Friesen received her undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Manitoba. She holds a doctorate in Biosystems Engineering. Currently, Dr. Friesen is an Associate Professor and Director of the Faculty’s Centre for Engineering Professional Practice & Engineering Education. Additionally, she is the Associate Dean (Design Education) and the NSERC Chair in Design Engineering. From 2003 to 2017 she served as Director of the Internationally Educated Engineering Qualifications Program (IEEQ).

Dr. Friesen is active in both research and teaching activities, and has received more than $2M in research funding from local and tri-council funding agencies. She serves on local and national boards, including serving as past-president of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, as a director of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, and as a director of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada.

Dr. Nariman Sepehri will remain in the role of Acting Dean until Dr. Friesen officially takes office on January 1, 2021.


5 comments on “Dr. Marcia Friesen appointed Dean of the Price Faculty of Engineering

  1. Peter Loly, Senior Scholar, Physics and Astronomy

    Congratulations Marcia.
    Always had good connections with Engineering in research and teaching.

  2. Alan Pollard

    Congratulations Marcia! A well deserved recognition of exceptional talent. Looking forward to working with you wearing my APEGM Foundation hat.


    Congrats! Great news to see a woman appointed. In late 50s at U of M. engineering there was only one woman in my 4 years there! Now my M. Sc. Eng. granddaughter is designing cars in Stuttgart, Germany!

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