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University of Manitoba

Overview of University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is a publicly funded research university located in Manitoba, Canada. Its main campus is situated in the Fort Garry area of southern Winnipeg with other campuses throughout the region. Founded in 1877, it is Western Canada’s first university. The university enjoys a reputation as a leading science-intensive post-secondary institution and performs more research annually than any other university in the country.

It is the largest university in the province of Manitoba, with its total student enrolment and campus area, and the 17th largest in all of Canada. The college has scores of faculties, including the first medical school in Western Canada, and hundreds of degree programs. In addition to its primary campuses, the University also maintains a French-language branch, the Université de Saint-Boniface, in the Saint Boniface area of Manitoba. UM is a member of the U15 and of Universities Canada, while its regional membership includes the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The increased global exposure has culminated in one of Canada’s most globally diverse student bodies, while its innovative college and research programs have consistently ranked among the best in the Canadian Prairies.


The University of Manitoba has three campus:

  • The Bannatyne Campus
  • The Fort Garry Campus
  • The William Norrie Center.
  • Andy Blair –  Canadian Professional Hockey Player
  • Charles Bouchard – Royal Canadian Airforce general
  • Harold J Brodie – Canadain Mycologist
  • Harold Buchwald – Jewish Canadian Lawyer
Fun Facts
  • Churchill, Manitoba, is known as the "World's Polar Bear Capital" as the most accessible place to see wild polar bears. Manitoba has over 120 public and private golf courses, with some of the most scenic golf courses found in Hecla, Whiteshell and Riding Mountain National Park.
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