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Donald W. Craik Engineering Library: Library


Library Information

The Donald W. Craik Engineering Library serves the Faculty of Engineering's four departments: BiosystemsCivilElectrical and Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. It also serves as an information resource for practicing professional engineers and consultants, the general public, and other libraries beyond the U of M.

The Donald W. Craik Engineering Library is located in E3-361 of the Engineering Building's third floor, shown as building 3 on the Fort Garry Campus Parking Map (beside the EITC Atrium).

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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

Marie Speare, Librarian

Engineering Office: (204) 474-9445

Sciences & Technology Office: (204) 474-7063

Cell: (204) 290-4266

Library Assistants

Office: (204) 474-6360

Reference/Service Desk

  • Get information and basic research assistance.
  • Borrow and return library material.
  • Pick up Holds and Document Delivery.

Computer Lab

  • U of M staff and faculty can visit the library's front desk or call 474-6360 to book.
  • Food is not allowed in the lab.

Course Reserves

  • Engineering course reserves are kept in a kiosk just outside the library doors.
  • Reserves can be accessed 24/7 with your U of M ID card and/or U of M library card.
  • Please contact Janelle Campbell if you are staff/faculty who would like any material added and/or removed for your course(s).

Group Study Rooms

  • There are 3 group study rooms in the Engineering Library available to U of M students.
    • Rooms 362B and 362C have a capacity of 2-4 people and room 362D has a capacity of 2-10 people.
  • Please read our general study room guidelines before booking.
  • Book online here.
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Donald W. Craik

                                           Doanld W. Craik

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.

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Subject Librarian

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Marie Speare
Sciences and Technology Library

(204) 474-7063

(204) 290-4266 (mobile)
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