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Respected Leader Dr. Jonathan Beddoes retires from his position of Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Price Faculty of Engineering

July 6, 2020 — 
After nine years in the role of Dean in the Price Faculty of Engineering and five years as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Dr. Jonathan Beddoes is retiring.


The four team members of Brook McIlroy's Indigenous Design Studio are part of a small but growing number of Indigenous architects in Canada. From left, Danielle Desjarlais, Rachelle Lemieux, Ryan Gorrie and Reanna Merasty

CBC: Indigenous architects say they are in high demand, and hope to recruit more students

June 22, 2020 — 
"I think that's a really big move for the university itself to begin talking about this and implementing these ideas and truth into our studio courses and all of our courses," said Faculty of Architecture alumna Danielle Desjarlais.

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A collection of the finished face shields

Help where it’s needed

May 25, 2020 — 
A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians

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Nishant Balakrishnan wears his invention, clips attached to sunglass frames that hold a protective shield

An ingenious invention in need of a maker

April 17, 2020 — 
UM engineer designs simple clips to help more people have protective gear during COVID outbreak

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Thurmayr and Straub on the cover

Faculty of Architecture

A Sense of Anarchy in the Pantheon of Norm Breakers

March 27, 2020 — 
The Radical Landscape Architecture of Straub Thurmayr


Nation-to-Nation Indigenous Architecture panel

Faculty of Architecture

Architecture Students Lead Conversation on Indigenous Perspectives, Principles and Practices in Shaping Canada’s Architecture

March 24, 2020 — 
Nation-to-Nation: A conversation on Indigenous Principles, Perspectives and Practices in Shaping Canada's Architecture


Brenda Lafreniere receives a star blanket at the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

School of Art

Campus leaders honoured at fourth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence

March 11, 2020 — 
Family, friends and community gathered this week to celebrate 10 recipients of the Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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Summer 2019 Co-op Student Mia

Faculty of Architecture

Cooperative Education / Integrated Work Program, Report on Summer 2019

March 10, 2020 — 
More diverse job placements. Enhanced networking opportunities. National student recognition. These are highlights of the Cooperative Education/Integrated Work Program (Co-op/I) over the last year.


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Megatrends in GIS – GISday 2020

March 10, 2020 — 
This year’s GISday, hosted by UM Libraries on March 19, focuses on Megatrends in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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Table discussions at CAFE Ontario

Faculty of Architecture

Students Join National Conversation on the Future of Architecture

March 3, 2020 — 
The Canadian Architecture Forums on Education (CAFÉ) are part of a national, collaborative effort to develop and implement an aspirational vision for architecture in Canada.

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