The University of Winnipeg

Founded 1877 | Winnipeg, MB

The University of Winnipeg prides itself on its small class sizes and range of degree programs, which include everything from human rights to dance to neuroscience. The school’s downtown location helps shape its identity. Proudly devoted to serving the local community, the school has long been reaching out to those around it, working to adapt its offerings to shifting urban demographics. “I’m proud of the work being done at the University of Winnipeg to create an atmosphere where students excel,” says president Todd Mondor. “The smaller class sizes allow students to make strong connections with their professors, participate in cutting-edge research, and have robust discussions that introduce diverse perspectives. This plays a vital role in developing the next generation of leaders.”

The university is also committed to advancing reconciliation. In 2015, the university mandated an Indigenous course requirement for all undergraduate degrees, one of the first universities in Canada to do so, ensuring that students have a baseline knowledge of Indigenous people and culture. Meanwhile, the Pathway to Graduate Studies connects undergraduate Indigenous students with research opportunities in STEM. Over the past decade, the university has invested heavily in expansions and renovations. This investment includes new buildings with state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces, a science and environment building, and an athletic complex.

Campus Buzz

The recent production of among men at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Warehouse included 65 per cent University of Winnipeg grads in the cast and behind the scenes. 

Standout Programs

• Human Rights: Students in this multidisciplinary program explore issues of human rights in a globalized context and can choose from a wide range of courses in criminal justice, conflict resolution, business, anthropology, history, philosophy, religious, cultural and gender studies.

• Neuroscience: Students learn about the complex relationship between biology and psychology and have opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research at the university’s new Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience.

• Urban and Inner-City Studies: This program draws on social, political, economic and spatial perspectives, combining traditional studies with a focus on inner-city housing, poverty and the urban Indigenous experience.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 55.3% | Science: 53% | Commerce: 56.3%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 6,799 | Part-time: 1,874

Graduates: Full-time: 181 | Part-time: 91

International Students: First-year: 12.7% | Graduate: 38.7%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 222 (152 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room: $5,560 | Single room with meals: $10,286 to $13,286 | Apartment-style: $6,190 to $6,732

Cool Courses

• Environmental Sustainability: A Global Dilemma: In this course, which offers an interdisciplinary perspective, students learn how to analyze real-world environmental problems and develop potential solutions.

• Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Students take part in basic ceremony and related practices to learn how First Peoples of Manitoba relate to each other, to animals, the land and the world.

Student Life on Campus

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