The Stanley Pauley Engineering Building officially opens
Thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment at the University of Manitoba, a new engineering facility officially opened its doors today: The Stanley Pauley Engineering Building. It will help to better train students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
The 46,000-square-foot building located at 97 Dafoe Road adjacent to the Engineering Information and Technology Complex is named in honour of engineering faculty alumnus Stanley Pauley [BSc(EE)/1949]. The building expands lab and student-support facilities across engineering disciplines.
Funding for the facility was provided by the Government of Canada Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund ($12.1 million), and the Province of Manitoba ($4 million), with Front and Centre campaign donors providing the remaining costs.
Manitoba Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Terry Duguid (on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains) joined U of M President David Barnard to officially open the building and tour the facility.
“The Government of Canada’s investment in the University of Manitoba’s Stanley Pauley Engineering Building is creating the right conditions for innovation and long-term growth, which will keep the Canadian economy globally competitive,” says Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South.
“It’s not only about creating jobs today — we are helping prepare young Canadians for the well-paying middle-class jobs of tomorrow. The U of M Stanley Pauley Engineering Building will be a state-of-the-art facility, where our students, researchers, and professors can generate innovation and job growth here in Manitoba.”
As a result of the investments in this facility, students, professors and researchers will work in state-of-the-art facilities that support experiential education and advance the country’s best research. Many of the spaces will facilitate collaboration between industry partners that will support lifelong learning and skills training. By working in close proximity, discoveries will turn into products or services while creating high-value jobs of the future.
“The Province of Manitoba is proud to invest in facilities that fuel growth in innovation and address the current market demands for trained engineers in all disciplines,” says The Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education and Training. The province’s $4 million contribution to the Stanley Pauley Engineering Building will help the University of Manitoba better prepare students for engineering careers.”
The building houses a wide complement of engineering related programs and laboratories, including the Price Innovation and Prototyping Centre used by student design teams, Co-operative education space and the Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification program.
In addition, several research laboratories are located in the new facility including that of professor Ani Gole, who holds a sponsored Industrial Research Chair in Power Systems Simulation. His chair is sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Manitoba Hydro, the Manitoba HVDC Centre, RTDS Technologies, Electranix, Teshmont and TGS.
“I thank our federal and provincial governments for their ongoing support for innovation infrastructure. This facility will not only help us attract industry partners, retain highly skilled students and researchers, but it also supports collaboration among innovative problem solvers,” says David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba.
An open house is planned during 2019 Homecoming Week, on September 20, 2019, for donors and the campus community.