University of Manitoba: Robson Hall Faculty of Law

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University of Manitoba: Robson Hall Faculty of Law

About the Client

Robson Hall is dedicated to educating law students and graduates in a progressive learning environment, conducting ground-breaking research, and serving the legal profession and the community as a source of knowledge and expertise. For over a century Robson Hall has been at the legal heart of Manitoba, educating some of the leading legal minds in Canada.

Perceptible was hired to tell the story of a century of achievement in an academic environment.

Deliverables Provided

  • Marketing strategy/vision of a visual narrative history rather than a text-heavy tome
  • Archive collection and development of key figures and events in the past 100 years
  • Concept development, design and photo retouching/enhancement 
  • Editorial development, writing and copy editing
  • Pre-press and full print production management
  • Project management


The publishing strategy was to develop A Century at Robson Hall as a visual and compelling, non-linear narrative of the past worthy of a coffee table or display case. A Century at Robson Hall is an illustrative reminder of the past that inspires pride and kindles a commitment of support for the Faculty of Law.


A unique blend of publishing strategy, research, design, writing, editing and print production expertise brought this memorable publication to life.

Measurable Result

"Philip Bliss cajoled and project-managed, David Beyer brought his Manitoban sensitivity and fine artistic skills and other members of the team at Perceptible chased words and images, copy editors and printers to bring this volume from concept to beautiful keepsake and conversation piece," Lorna Turnbull Former Dean & Professor, Faculty of Law