University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba attracts people from around the world who share our ideals and vision for positive change. The students, researchers and alumni bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. 

Top reasons to study here

  • UM is committed to increasing experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • Through strategic investments and collaboration, we retain and grow our strong commitment to research excellence at UM.
  • UM relies on those whose contributions have transformed and continue to transform UM into a centre of excellence in Indigenous education and research.

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)

About

History

The University of Manitoba was established in 1877 to confer degrees on students graduating from its three founding colleges - St. Boniface College, St. John's College, and Manitoba College. The University was the first to be established in western Canada.

Education

There are many program options available to you within our culturally rich and diverse community – whether you know the direction you want to go or are looking to figure out where your passion lies.

Graduate students are leading the way to discoveries that matter to Canadians. Challenge yourself, expand your horizons and continue your education in one of our many graduate programs.

Research

Fueled by curiosity, our researchers are deciphering the building blocks of life, creating profound expressions of culture and discovering innovations that will shape the world of tomorrow. We've been doing this for more than 140 years.

Our Strategic Research Plan serves as a roadmap to champion research excellence. Guiding our efforts through established and emerging research strength areas and themes, our researchers address the most pressing issues facing Canadians as well as global societies.

Career

Career Services assists all University of Manitoba undergraduate and graduate students with career planning and job search questions. Alumni can also receive assistance up to 6 months after graduation. Whether you are undecided about your career direction or looking to plan for success, we can help! We encourage you to start your career planning as early as possible during your degree and to take advantage of experiences that help build the knowledge, skills and attributes that can lead to endless possibilities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
301
2020
301
2019
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
601
2021
601
2020
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
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2021
351
2020
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
390 -2
2020
388
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

As a service hub for students and residents in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, we provide the supports and referrals you need for personal and academic success. All our services are free and confidential, and we work hard to accommodate your schedule. 

  • Academic Learning Centre
  • Career Services
  • Financial Aid and Awards
  • Student advocacy
  • Academic integrity
  • Health and wellness educator
  • International Centre advising
  • Student accessibility services
  • Spiritual care coordinator
  • Counselling services

Housing services

Each year, over 1,350 students get the full benefit of the university experience by living on the UM campus. Each residence has its own unique atmosphere based on the interests of the students who live there. Explore our spaces to find out which one is right for you.

Whichever space you choose, you can expect these standard features:

  • Furnished rooms (including bed, desk, chair and bookshelf)
  • Meal plans (optional in Arthur V. Mauro Residence)
  • Study spaces
  • Lounges with TVs
  • Community kitchens
  • In-house laundry facilities
  • Storage space for luggage and personal effects
  • High-speed Internet
  • Reserved parking (available through Parking Services)

Library services

Ft. Garry Campus Libraries and Archives

  • Albert D. Cohen Management Library
  • Architecture/Fine Arts Library
  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Donald W. Craik Engineering Library
  • E. K. Williams Law Library
  • Eckhardt Gramatté Music Library
  • Elizabeth Dafoe Library
  • Fr. H. Drake Library (St. Paul's College)
  • Sciences and Technology Library
  • St. John's College Library
  • William R. Newman Library (Agriculture)

Medical services

The University of Manitoba has two health clinics that provide the effective, patient-centered, collaborative, multidisciplinary primary care required for the success and well-being of UM students, faculty and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

Each year, University of Manitoba classrooms are filled with over 26,000 of the brightest students from across the nation and more than 100 countries worldwide. 

They are diligently supported in their efforts by over 5,000 faculty and staff committed to ensuring an outstanding learning experience. With two ever growing campuses and a population that makes it in essence Manitoba's third largest city, the University of Manitoba is a bustling knowledge community with an international reputation and reach.

Sports facilities

We encourage Manitobans to make life vibrant, rewarding and fun. More than 25,000 people use our recreation facilities at both campuses every year.

The Active Living Centre is a 100,000-square-foot facility and offers 1,000 free weights and accessories, 160 pieces of cardio equipment, a 12-metre climbing wall and a 200-metre elevated running track.

Student clubs

The campuses include a vibrant Indigenous community of thousands of students, staff, faculty and alumni. 

Student Reviews

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I haven been here for long but the university is very well organized and there’s a lot of diversity.

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My experience was perfect and I loved everything about it!

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