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About UWinnipeg



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The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 130 years. The founding colleges were Manitoba College (1871), and Wesley College (1888), which merged to form United College in 1938.

The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions, consistently recognized on an annual basis by both Maclean’s magazine and The Globe and Mail newspaper. UWinnipeg is noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity. UWinnipeg also offers a number of unique Master degree programs. UWinnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for all individuals, especially those from non-traditional communities, and has created an innovative Opportunity Fund to assist students who are under-represented attend UWinnipeg. In the past decade, UWinnipeg has expanded its campus by 35% and student enrollment has increased by 55%.

UNIVERSITY MOTTO
Lux et Veritas Floreant - Let Light and Truth Flourish.

STUDENT STATS for Fall Term (as of November 12, 2013)

Total international students: 559     (up 12.7% from Nov. 2012)


Total Undergrad Students:  9, 868   (of which 520 are international)
        Full-time: 5,771
        Part-time: 4,097

Graduate Students:   238 (of which 39 are international)         

Total:   10,106                (down .3% from Nov. 2012) 

In 2013, UWinnipeg graduated 1,670 students.

FACULTY AND STAFF STATS (effective August 31, 2013)

UWinnipeg faculty - approx. 361

Collegiate faculty - approx. 29

Support staff and administration - 444

Temporary/casual staff: approx. 415

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

COLLEGIATE

Total Collegiate Students: 353
The Collegiate at The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s only on-site high school. The Collegiate offers Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 programs.

Within the Collegiate, the Model School educates between 30 and 40 inner city students annually who receive individualized work plans and financial and academic supports to ensure their success.

 PROFESSIONAL, APPLIED AND CONTINUING EDUCATION 

The primary goal of UWinnipeg' s Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) area is to offer programming that reflects the needs of the community. PACE offers a wide range of full- and part-time courses, programs, certificates, and diplomas in the areas of management, public relations, marketing, education, police preparation and customized training. Many diplomas allow students to ladder into UWinnpeg's degree programs.

TUITION - Tuition fees for 2013-2014

UWINNIPEG SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the University distributes just under $2 million dollars to new and returning students. Entrance scholarships range in value from $100 - $24,000 each. The University of Winnipeg guarantees scholarships to students with an entrance average of 80 per cent or higher. Nearly one-half of all entrants receive an award.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Scholarship honours students who are descendants of survivors of residential schools or who themselves are residential school survivors. Two awards of $5,000 are made annually, one each to a female and a male student. Application forms are available from Student Services.

UWINNIPEG'S OPPORTUNITY FUND

 Unique among Canadian universities, our goal is to create a $10 million endowment fund that will ensure everyone, regardless of socio-economic background, has access to higher education. The fund specifically supports Indigenous students, young people from war-affected areas and refugee populations, youth transitioning out of foster care, and students from inner-city neighbourhoods. As of March 2014, $3 million has been raised, and 1,400 fast-track bursaries have been awarded to students in financial need, supporting 238 graduates to date.

RHODES SCHOLARS
Overall, the University of Winnipeg family of alumni has 31 Rhodes Scholars within its distinguished membership.

UWINNIPEG’S RECENT RHODES SCHOLARS

RESEARCH

UWinnipeg currently has six Canada Research Chairs:

UNDERGRAD STUDENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
UWinnipeg offers unique research opportunities to undergraduates—many participate directly in research, either on their own or in close collaboration with faculty, a privilege usually reserved for graduate students at larger institutions. Often these students are listed as co-authors on publications and conference presentations. Departments at UWinnipeg employ undergraduate students as markers, lab demonstrators, and tutors. Hired routinely to assist professors with research, students gain practical experience, broadening their learning experience immensely.

LIBRARY HOLDINGS
More than 750,000 items including books, periodicals, microfiche, and videos

STUDENT HOUSING - Meal plans available.
UWinnipeg student residences are close to the campus and offer several options to fit your housing needs. UWinnipeg opened McFeetors Hall:Great-West Life Student Residence in the the Fall of 2009 located on the new Furby/Langside Campus which includes family-friendly apartments.

Balmoral and Spence Houses are located within 5 minutes from campus. These houses are beautifully refurbished and provide students with accommodations that feel much more like a home than a dorm. Lions Manor Dorm Rooms are located within a 10-minute walk from campus. They offer a unique student housing option.

Lions Manor Furnished Bachelor Suites are a new addition to University of Winnipeg's student housing which offer students extra space.Lions Manor Unfurnished Bachelor Suites are also available. This allows students the option to furnish their suite to their own tastes. Lastly there is Lions Manor Unfurnished One Bedroom Suites which give students their own apartment with a separate bedroom in Lions Manor.

ATHLETICS -  – THE WESMEN
The University of Winnipeg has both men'’s and women’'s volleyball, basketball, soccer and wrestling teams— as well as men's baseball. As well UWinnipeg supports numerous inner city youth teams within the Wesmen family through assertive fundraising and community partnerships. Combined, the Wesmen teams have won more championships than any other university in Canada.

STUDENT SUPPORTS

 ALUMNI
The University’ has more than 46,000 alumni who contribute to the community through politics, law, medicine, business, theology, the arts, and athletics throughout Canada and around the world. Some of our most notable grads include:  (see more detailed list here).

Effective September 2013:

UWinnipeg graduates - 46,672
Collegiate graduates   - 16,912
PACE graduates        -  3,931