Drake Centre
Drake Centre

The Drake Centre, home to the Asper School of Business since 1987, was designed by architect Etienne Gaboury. The Centre’s large central atrium brings natural light to all corners of the building.

Here you’ll find all classrooms, offices and facilities belonging to the Asper School of Business, as well as the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Amenities for Asper students include:

Albert D. Cohen Management Library

The Albert D. Cohen Management Library supports the study, research and teaching needs of students, faculty and staff at the Asper School of Business. The Library also supports the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship, Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, Transport Institute, James W. Burns Leadership Institute, and related undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Library's dynamic physical space has been designed to accommodate course-related instruction in small groups, interactive tutorials, and workshops, as well as:

  • Three group study rooms and three powered study pods for collaborative projects and research   [ BOOK A ROOM ]
  • Twelve publicly-accessible computers
  • Flexible seating options for individual work and group collaboration
  • Large-scale monitors for interactive teaching
  • Enhanced electrical outlets for charging personal mobile devices
  • Self-service checkout machine to sign out library materials

BloombergThe Library is home to the state-of-the-art CIBC Business Intelligence Centre. The core of the Centre consists of 23 Bloomberg terminals which are equipped with one of the world’s leading financial knowledge tools and adds to the School’s competitive edge. The Centre gives students access to the latest financial data and the ability to complete projects that focus on real-life business decisions, helping to bridge business theory with practice. For information about the lab please contact: Jack (Meng) Jiang, lab advisor at: Meng.Jiang@umanitoba.ca.


Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship helps young entrepreneurs from all University of Manitoba faculties turn big ideas into successful business ventures.

Career Development Centre

Asper's Career Development Centre specializes in opening doors to the future of your dreams by providing you with advice and support, during your studies and as you look for career opportunities after graduation. Our space in Room 254 Drake Centre includes a resource area, career consultant offices, and the offices of the Asper Co-op Program.

Scotiabank Technology Centre

Management students have access to a large state-of-the-art computer facility housed in Room 247 Drake Centre. The Scotiabank Technology Centre was fully renovated in the summer of 2017. The facility provides access to 72 IBM PC-compatible Pentium Core i5 machines and two high speed, duplexing laser printers that are available during all the hours the building is open. There are 48 machines in the Large Area and an additional 24 in the Small Area. All machines have a front-accessible high-speed USB 2.0 port and front-accessible headphone and microphone ports built in. Students have access to a wide range of software as well as full internet access, including electronic mail, newsgroups, and the World Wide Web.

Computer Lab Advisers are available during many hours of the day, seven days a week, to assist new users with questions. Information sheets covering the most common questions and topics are available free of charge in the lab. In addition to this computer lab dedicated to Management student use, there are also many other computer labs around the campus that are for general university student use.
As a management student you will have:

  • access to the internet,
  • your own electronic mail account,
  • your own web space for your personal web site, and
  • access to the University's software libraries and electronic information services.

Computer Access

You must have your MyUManitoba.ca email account to log into the computers in the Scotiabank Technology Centre (Room 247).

For new students who have not yet claimed IDs, use your own computer to open a web browser and go to https://signum.umanitoba.ca

If you have already claimed your MyUManitoba account, are a registered Asper School of Business student, and have registered before August 6, 2017, you do not need to submit an account access form to the Lab Administrator.

If you are not yet authorized, you must submit an account access form (available in the lab) to Mr. Lansdown a lab adviser in the Scotiabank Technology Centre (Room 247).

Student Email

The University of Manitoba will use only your U of M email account for all communications, including messages from your professors, department, advisors and administrative offices.

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For more help, contact the Help and Solutions Centre

  • in person at Room 123 Fletcher Argue (Mon-Fri 8:00 am–8:00 pm)
  • by phone at 204-474-8600
  • by email at support@umanitoba.ca

Wireless Access

The University of Manitoba participates in the EduRoam system, which allows U of M students and staff to log into wireless on other EduRoam-enabled campuses. As well, visitors from other EduRoam-enabled campuses can use their home university’s credentials to access the U of M’s wireless system. Drake Centre has wireless access throughout the building.

Find out more about wireless access at http://umanitoba.ca/computing/ist/connect/

For more help, contact the Help and Solutions Centre

  • in person at Room 123 Fletcher Argue (Mon-Fri 8:00 am–8:00 pm)
  • by phone at 204-474-8600
  • by email at support@umanitoba.ca

YA Cafeteria

The Young Associates Cafeteria is located on the main floor across from the Scotiabank Technology Centre and is a popular place to get work done while enjoying a bite to eat. Menu options include everything from coffee and toast to pizza, wraps, soup and snacks. Microwaves and drink machines are located in the room for the convenience of students.


Study Spaces

Fish BowlThe Atrium on the main floor of the Drake Centre is always a buzzing hub of student activity at the Asper School. Famous for the orange modular furniture, this space can easily accommodate guest speakers, luncheons, a full-blown Homecoming party, or the annual Buddy Day event that welcomes new students to the School. The atrium is a great place to meet, eat lunch, work on projects, or just relax. On a daily basis you can find Asper student groups in booths along the Library wall, promoting their events and activities. On a good day, you might also buy baking, pancakes or bubble tea from a student group holding a fundraiser for one of the many philanthropic organizations supported by Asper students.

Commemorative Room"The Fishbowl" is the nickname for the Asper Commemorative Room, located just off the Atrium. This space is dedicated to the Asper School's namesake, Dr. Israel Asper, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. It gets its nickname from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall connecting it to the Atrium. Small tables and chairs and modular furniture make it a popular venue for student group meetings, studying, and group project work. Inspirational quotes and words from Dr. Asper surround the upper walls.

Open Study AreaThe open study area on the third floor is a large open space with plenty of power outlets, tables and chairs, well suited to group project or individual work. This is always a busy study zone and is best accessed by the main stairs. At certain times during the year, it is used for career development functions, trade shows and overflow for events.

The Sony Study Centre is a quiet study space on the third floor of the Drake Centre, located behind the open study area and above the Albert D. Cohen Management Library. This space includes Sony Study Centrestudy carrels, power outlets, and plenty of natural light and windows. This space is ideal for quiet individual work. In the fall of 2013 the faculty performed a major facelift to the space, which included painting, new carpeting and new study carrels, complete with a red accent wall the colour of the Asper Chevron logo.

Additional tables and chairs for study or group work are located in front of the 3rd and 6th floor elevators and by the 3rd floor Donor Wall.

Commerce Connection Store

The Commerce Connection Store, in the basement of Drake Centre, is where you stock up on Asper clothing, supplies and novelties such as keychains, portfolios, pens, etc. Working a shift in the Store is a great way to get involved in your School. You might even get discounts on merchandise or a free ticket to student events. Check with student event planners, student groups or the Commerce Students’ Association for further information about how to get involved.



If you need space for a group project, or to brainstorm on a whiteboard, booking an empty classroom may be a great option - especially if the project involves a presentation. Talk to the Dean’s Office for more information and room availability.




Drake Centre
Monday to Friday: 7 am - Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 7 am - 10 pm

Young Associates' Cafeteria
Monday to Thursday: 8 am - 3 pm
Friday: CLOSED
Closed weekends and holidays

Scotiabank Technology Centre
Room 247 Drake Centre

Opens same time as the building opens.
Closes ½ hour before the building closes

Albert D. Cohen Management Library
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 8 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 12 pm - 8 pm


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