University description (as per official university website)
Mission of the University of Manitoba
To create, preserve and communicate knowledge, and thereby, contribute to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.
Vision Statement of the University of Manitoba
We believe that the University of Manitoba will be a leader among Canadian universities as it becomes known for meeting challenges while it advances knowledge and understanding. We will not only be the first of western Canada's universities we will also be among the best of Canada's universities. We will be respected for our knowledge of the world and for our understanding of the complexities of our Prairie region in its cultural, socioeconomic and scientific dimensions, which we will articulate according to international standards of science and scholarship. We will be recognized for our centrality in the development of Manitoba'
At 93 and counting, the University of Manitoba has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other university in Western Canada. Student success shows up everywhere, from kinesiology students earning Canada’s highest success rate in their certification exam to pharmacy students pulling in a number 1 ranking in their licensing examinations.
Students of the University of Manitoba not only receive world-class instruction from our pre-eminent educators, they also get to rub shoulders with some of Canada’s best and brightest researchers. Pioneering research enters the university’s classrooms as it happens.
We have a legacy of groundbreaking research in nanotechnology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, HIV/AIDS, and climate change. Research meets industry in Smartpark Research and Technology Park, our home for cutting-edge companies, all of which are partnered with the university.
Did you know? Smartpark is now home to 30 growing companies in high-tech sectors, including the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, and Cangene Corporation.
The Bison sports program is a source of great pride at the University of Manitoba. The Bison men's football team, recent winners of the Vanier Cup, is only one example in a diverse athletic program that includes hockey, volleyball, basketball and soccer, and has 14 national championships under its belt.
Did you know? The Bison men’s football has more alumni on the rosters of professional sports teams than any other CIS team.
Our first year.
We want our students to succeed, and success starts with making the right choices. Enter University 1. Our student-focused first year program provides a flexible learning environment for students to explore their interests and the diverse range of academic options available at our university.
Did you know? U1 is unique to the University of Manitoba. No other university in Canada offers a general first year focused and designed specifically for first year students.
The university consists of a main Fort Garry Campus, spanning over 676 acres, a downtown Bannatyne Campus, adjacent to Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre, and many other smaller satellite locations. There are 13.7 km of roads, 7,090 parking spaces, and 1,266 residence rooms for students.
The spirit of our university is built on more than 130 years of unique tradition. Architecture has Ditchball, Agriculture has the Bed Push, and the university has its Beautification and Sneaker days. Whatever the tradition, the university community passionately rallies around these spirited events year in and year out.
Located at the heart of the Fort Garry Campus, the Duckworth Quadrangle is one of the great places to meet, socialize and enjoy campus life. The tree-laden park is also a wonderful starting point to explore the rest of the campus, which includes more than 60 major buildings.
Manitoba’s history and culture flow from the Red River. The Red has been a heartland for Aboriginal and Métis people and was the birthplace of Manitoba. Bordering the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus, the Red gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to enjoy a stroll along its lush banks.
Our internationally accredited programs and award-winning researchers and instructors have a world-class reputation. With tuition fees lower than most other Canadian universities and an affordable city to call home, our students enjoy a high-quality education at a very reasonable cost.