About Us

Established May, 2008 The Friends of Engineering are a unique group of Manitoba industry influencers and employers who share the U of M Price Faculty of Engineering’s commitment to excellence in engineering education. Our mission is to be the strong, collective voice of Manitoba industry, advocating for the growth and health of the Price Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba to enable the Faculty to continue to provide the world-class engineering graduates necessary to sustain and grow the wealth of this province.

An external organization created to advance the Faculty’s strategic growth and development, the group is comprised of senior-level executives, managers, team leaders and engineering champions who understand the importance of a having a strong, mutually beneficial relationship between all sectors of the engineering profession and the world-class engineering school that provides its future employees and leaders.

Many of our members are the founders or leaders of their organizations, or are in a position of hiring or training engineers.  All members are passionate about Manitoba staying at the cutting edge of innovation, and are willing to participate in assisting the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba continue its tradition of excellence in engineering education.

PILLARS OF FRIENDS

  • Strengthen relations between the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering and the engineering sector.
  • Increase communication and networking opportunities between engineering students and their future employers.
  • Strengthen the engineering practice components of the engineering curriculum at the University of Manitoba.

Misson

To be the strong, collective voice of Manitoba industry, advocating for the growth and health of the Price Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba to enable the Faculty to continue to provide the world-class engineering graduates necessary to sustain and grow the wealth of this province.