Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Department of Biological Sciences

Formerly:Pharmacy Building
Address:50 Sifton Road
Use:Classrooms and laboratories
Original Use:Classrooms and laboratories
Architects:Blankstein, Coop, Gillmor and Hanna
Firms:Blankstein, Coop, Gillmor and Hanna
Tours:Part of the QR Code Tour

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The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba was created in1914 and it was not until 1970 that it became the Faculty of Pharmacy. The department was first located on Notre Dame, at the Health Sciences Hospital location. It moved first to Broadway and finally to the Fort Garry campus in 1949. The Department occupied an army H-Hut (temporary structure) until construction of a new building in 1962. The building is long and narrow and was considered to be very contemporary in its design in 1962.. The exterior finish is of rough-hewn, random patterned Tyndall stone veneer. This choice of building material was more traditional and likely chosen to blend with adjacent structures. The north and south walls have large aluminum windows, which lighten the stone facades. In 2006, Pharmacy left the campus and returned to the Notre Dame location, to a new building. 50 Sifton Road now houses the Department of Biological Sciences.

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