Founded more than 135 years ago, the University of Manitoba is the first university in Western Canada and is the largest university in the province of Manitoba. With over twenty faculties and +100 programs, U of M is spread out over three main locations - the downtown Bannatyne Campus, the 676 acre Fort Gary Campus, and the William Norrie Centre. It is also the only university in the province encompassing in-depth undergrad research and innovation opportunities.
You have many options at U of M, offering more than 90 degrees, with over 60 undergraduate level degrees. Some of these include law, medicine and engineering. Graduate studies programs leading to a master’s or doctoral degrees are found in majority of the university academic departments.
The University of Manitoba has been recognized for turning out the most Rhodes Scholars of any other university in Western Canada. The success of students is noteworthy, specifically with their kinesiology students being the most successful in Canada to complete their certification exam and the pharmacy students taking the highest ranking in their licensing exam. Also repeatedly recognized for their achievements are the teachers and researchers at the University of Manitoba, some even holding the Order of Canada and/or the Order of Manitoba, one the most esteemed honors in Canada and in the province.
Opportunities for research are a big part of what the University of Manitoba has to offer. They have repeatedly been recognized for their unprecedented research in nanotechnology, HIV/AIDS, climate change, functional foods, and nutraceuticals. The university receives millions of dollars annually for their numerous innovative research departments. U of M is also credited as the network leader of ISIS Canada (Intelligent Sensing or Innovative Structures), with its headquarter in the Faculty of Engineering.
If athletics is your game, the University of Manitoba prides itself on the Bison sports program, which offers a variety of athletic programs including volleyball, basketball, hockey, soccer, cross-country, track and field, golf, swimming, and of course football. When it comes to national championships, the University of Manitoba has won 14 championships and counting.
International student programs are available for both inbound and outbound students. The international centre for students provides support for these students and connects those interested in studying abroad. If you’re looking for scholarships and bursaries, U of M offers more than any other post-secondary institution in Manitoba.
The university environment is very welcoming and will get you excited to be part of something powerful and innovative, be it sports or academics. When you’re not in class you might want to take a walk along the Red River, which boarders the universities Fort Gary Campus and provides a beautiful place for students and faculty to enjoy.
On campus there are over 100 student groups and recreational clubs. With the diversity and resources available on this campus, you are sure to find new friends and communities to be part of. The university provides opportunities for learning outside of the classroom through leadership programs, volunteering, research, and co-op placements. There are also study abroad and student exchanges in 30 different countries and service-learning programs that have placements both locally and internationally including countries like El Salvador and Bangladesh.
The University of Manitoba has a dynamic community inclusive of Indigenous students and faculty. This unique campus is home to First nations, Metis and Inuit students alike. Aboriginal elders can be found on campus, providing social support for aboriginal students.
The campus itself is stunning and vast and has a strong social medial presence. U of M has lower tuition fees than most Canadian universities. Living in the city is also affordable, saving students money. With a strong presence in science, medicine and research, the campus community is the perfect place for you to interact with real life innovators, develop leadership and advance into an amazing career.
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