The Donald W. Craik Engineering Library serves the Faculty of Engineering's four departments (Biosystems, Civil , Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical Engineering), and serves as an information resource for practising professional engineers and consultants, the general public, and other libraries.
Donald W. Craik Engineering Library
E3-361 Engineering Building
75B Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6360
Fax: (204) 474-7520
Head: Norma Godavari, 474-9445
Reference Desk: 474-6360
Circulation Desk, Reserves: Paula Meyer, 474-6360
Study Room Bookings: 474-6360
Donald William Craik (1931 - 1985) was born August 26 and raised in Greenway, Manitoba. He enrolled in Engineering in 1952 and was awarded his B.Sc. (ME) degree in 1956. As an undergraduate, Don was active in social, athletic and Student Council activities. He was Senior Stick in 1955-56.
From 1958 to 1967, Don was employed as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He was awarded his M.Sc. degree by the University of Minnesota in 1960. He served as Director of the Manitoba Research Council from 1964 to 1966.
Don was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1966. The following year, he became Minister of Natural Resources in the Roblin government. During the next 18 years, he served Manitoba as Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for the Libraries Act, Minister of Finance, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Hydro, Chairman of the Treasury Board, Minister of Energy and Mines, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Forest Industries, Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Development, Minister Responsible for the Manitoba Development Corporation, and Deputy Premier.
Apart from his government responsibilities, Don worked as a consulting engineer in Winnipeg from 1966 until his untimely death September 3, 1985 at Clearwater Bay, Ontario.
The Donald W. Craik Memorial Fund
Donations to the Donald W. Craik Memorial Fund are gratefully accepted. Please make your cheques out to the "University of Manitoba" and write on it: "Donald W. Craik Memorial Fund" Send the cheques to the Office of Private Funding, 179 Continuing Education Complex, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2. The fund generates interest to enable the library to acquire material and equipment that it could not afford otherwise. For further information, please contact Norma Godavari, Head, Engineering Library, E3 - 363B Engineering Bldg. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2. Phone (204) 474-9445 or Fax (204) 474-7520.