President & Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy

President's Message

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy with UWinnipeg Student

Located at the heart of Canada, The University of Winnipeg is a compact, diverse, multicultural campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement and social and environmental sustainability. We are home to just over 10,000 full and part-time students and are connected to a growing network of over 40,000 alumni across the globe.

The University of Winnipeg is consistently recognized by both  The Globe & Mail and Maclean's Magazine. Students value our small class sizes, our high quality of teaching, our campus diversity and our commitment to sustainable practices. As an undergraduate university we offer bachelor degrees in the ArtsBusiness & Economics, Education, Kinesiology, Science and Theology with over 400 courses in 40 subject areas. We also offer a suite of Graduate Programs, including a unique Masters degree in Development Practice with a focus in Indigenous Development.

Our Campus is Evolving 

Our new Langside and Furby campus contains the state-of-the-art Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex, a world-class centre for research and teaching, which accommodates up to 2,000 students daily. Next door, students from around the world live in the McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence and a new student-run UWSA daycare centre is one of the largest and finest in downtown Winnipeg.

Our new Buhler Centre,at one of Winnipeg's signature downtown corners, is home to the Faculty of Business and Economics and our adult-learning programs.

The creation of the popular Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre and the refurbishment of Wesley Hall are complete. The Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film is a new and vital part of our university. We have finished work on the Portage Commons and created the Spence Street Promenade for University and community use.

Now, with generous support from the Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg, we are building a $40 million UNITED Health & RecPlex that will help alleviate the chronic shortage of indoor recreational space in Winnipeg, enhance the UWinnipeg student experience and offer inner city youth and residents unsurpassed recreational opportunities. It will accommodate a multitude of sports such as soccer, flag football and track and field, as well as cultural and community events. A renovated Duckworth Centre will house a new Health and Wellness Centre for campus and community use. Work is now underway on this exciting addition to our city.

These expansions and improvements will increase our ability to deliver the high-quality academic programs for which we are internationally recognized, and to enhance our participation as a community partner and an institution with global commitments.

To learn more about The University of Winnipeg please take a tour of our campus, either virtually or in person.