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Support for Faculty of Architecture students

Academic advisors

As you navigate your degree in the Faculty of Architecture, the Student Services Team is available to talk about your options and answer specific questions about your program. They can provide information about programs and entrance requirements, course selection in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and assist with the registration process. They can also refer you to other student services, academic supports, university resources and community organizations when needed.

Advisors are located in the Dean’s Office in room 201 John A. Russell Building. Stop by and say hello.

  • Carrie Johnson
    Undergraduate Student Advisor
    For admission information or program information and processes related to the Bachelor of Environmental Design or the Architecture Master’s Preparation program.

  • Tobi Hawkins
    Graduate Student Advisor
    For graduate programs and processes, admissions to any of the master’s programs or the PhD program in Design and Planning. Support for graduate studies forms for extension requests or leave of absence requests as well as thesis/practicum submission protocol.

Financial aid and awards

The University of Manitoba issues more than $17 million to students annually in the form of scholarships and bursaries. In addition to the student awards that are offered through Financial Aid and Awards, the Faculty of Architecture also has scholarships, bursaries and fellowships that are available to students specifically in the Faculty of Architecture. Be sure to check both as you may be eligible for multiple awards.

FAUM Writing Tutor

The Faculty of Architecture is pleased to announce that it will again provide its students with the opportunity to work with an in-house academic writing tutor to receive specialized writing support for work in FAUM courses.  The writing tutor for the fall term will be John Harper, a current sessional instructor who has a Master of Landscape Architecture.
Students are welcome to consult with John at any stage in the writing process. They can make appointments by checking the booking schedule here.

Available time slots are shown in yellow, and then students should request a time slot by contacting  John directly  at to book. Note that students will need to have a University of Manitoba email account to view the booking link.
For further information about this service, please get in touch with Dr. Susan Close, Associate Dean Academic, at


Counselling services for Architecture students

In January 2021, the Student Counselling Centre (SCC) and the Faculty of Architecture began a partnership to allocate designated counselling time to Architecture students. This partnership has been enhanced and started again in September 2021. While counselling time is dedicated only to Architecture students, counsellors will not be physically on-site in Architecture this fall but will provide mental health support to students with all of their services being offered remotely by telephone or video. The SCC will resume in-person services when University of Manitoba and Health guidelines allow.

To access counselling support:

  • Contact SCC reception at 204-474-8592, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.;
  • Identify yourself as an Architecture student;
  • Select the best available option to meet your needs (e.g., initial intake session with a counsellor assigned to work with Architecture students, a general intake/triage worker, workshop, or group).

If you are in need of urgent/immediate counselling support (e.g., you are at risk of harming yourself), please use one of the below crisis services:

  • Mobile Crisis Service (204-940-1781)
  • Klinic Crisis Line (204-786-8686)
  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line (1-877-435-7170)
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Services (1-855-242-3310)
  • Support line for women experiencing domestic violence (204-940-6624)
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (1-888-292-7565)

Additional information on the Student Counselling Centre is available at

Experiential learning opportunities

Make the most of your time in the Faculty of Architecture through a work placement or student exchange.

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Field trips

An integral component of the learning experience is the opportunity to see design in context. Field trips are part of the design studio for ED3, ED4 and master’s students in all disciplines. They range from short one day trips to three-week international trips depending on the studio instructor and their focus for that year. More information is provided in studio descriptions.

Student ambassador and mentor

Become a student ambassador & mentor

Student ambassadors are engaged volunteers who devote their time to mentoring new students in the Faculty of Architecture, and who represent the Faculty at various recruitment events, serving as a strong link between their academic program, prospective and current students, as well as the community at large.

Associations and student groups

Get involved! There are many student groups on campus as well as external groups that can enhance your learning and professional development. Explore the list below and find the groups that match your interests.

Faculty of Architecture associations and student groups

Faculty of Architecture Student Association (FASA)

FASA serves to maintain, encourage, and promote an enthusiastic and amenable environment for students in the Faculty of Architecture, while exhibiting thoughtful representation and assertive engagement of faculty, staff, professionals and the greater community.

FASA Constitution

Indigenous Design and Planning Students Association (IDPSA)

IDPSA seeks to represent and connect Indigenous students within the Faculty of Architecture. The group is responsible for advocating for the inclusion of Indigenous cultural perspectives within the school.

Learn more about IDPSA   Voices of the Land publication

Interior Design Association of Students (IDAS)

IDAS represents students on Interior Design Department Council and Faculty Council and is responsible for organizing social events.

Learn more about IDAS

Landscape Architecture Student Association (LASA)

LASA represents students on Landscape Architecture Department Council and Faculty Council and is responsible for organizing social events.

Learn more about LASA

Student Architectural Society (SAS)

SAS represents students on department and faculty council for the Environmental Design Program. It also organizes social events and locker rental in JAR and Architecture 2 buildings.

Learn more about SAS

University of Manitoba Association of Architecture Students (UMAAS)

UMAAS maintains, encourages and promotes an enthusiastic and amenable environment for students in the Master or Architecture and Architecture Masters Preparation programs.

Learn more about UMAAS

University of Manitoba Association of Planning Students (UMAPS)

UMAPS is responsible for conducting the student affairs of the Department of City Planning. This includes academic and faculty representation and social events.

Learn more about UMAPS

On campus associations and student groups

Architects Without Borders Canada

This volunteer organization assists communities affected by poverty, disaster or pandemic. One of its primary objectives is to promote the humanitarian aspects of design while engaging in meaningful real-world partnerships with communities.

Learn more about Architects Without Borders Canada

Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS)

CAPS represents all accredited planning school students. Once a year, the organization holds a conference which includes presentations by professionals, academics and students.

Learn more about CAPS

Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

The main body for all graduate students on campus, GSA is concerned with ensuring the needs of all graduate students are met.

Learn more about GSA

Off campus associations and student groups

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

The association website has a wealth of information on awards and scholarships, job opportunities, conferences and additional resources.

Learn more about ACSP

Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)

The board certifies educational qualifications of graduates from professional university architecture programs. The certification is a mandatory step after graduation towards licensure and registration.

Learn more about CACB

Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

CIP is the professional regulatory body of planners in Canada, ensuring representation of the planning profession within the government and public initiatives.

Learn more about CIP

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

CSLA is the national voice of landscape architects in Canada and represent 10 provincial and territorial components.

Learn more about CSLA

City of Winnipeg Planning, Property and Development Department

This city department is responsible for providing planning property and development services to the general public. It is an invaluable resource of information for studio work. 

Learn more about the PPD Department

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

CIDA-accredited programs provide assurance that interior design education is preparing students to be responsible, well-informed, skilled professionals who make beautiful, safe and comfortable spaces that also respect the earth and its resources.

Learn more about CIDA

Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA)

MAA is a self-governing professional association, mandated by the province under The Architects Act to regulate the practice of architecture in the province. 

Learn more about MAA

Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA)

MALA regulates the standards of professional practice and conduct of the profession of landscape architecture, and advocates for high quality design in the urban and rural environments of Manitoba.

Learn more about MALA

Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI)

MPPI is the provincial governing body of all planners in the province of Manitoba. 

Learn more about MPPI

Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC)

This is the national body that accredits programs in landscape architecture across Canada.

Learn more about LAAC

Planners’ Network

An association of professionals, activists, academics and students involved in physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.

Learn more about the Planners' Network

Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM)

PIDIM is committed to enhancing the practice of interior design in Manitoba and educating the public about the benefits of interior design.

Learn more about PIDIM


Contact us

Faculty of Architecture
Room 201 John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6 Canada

Email: Undergraduate Inquiries
Email: Graduate Inquiries