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55 Plus Program

Welcome to the 55 Plus Program at the University of Winnipeg, a student-centered research institution. This program reinforces the institution’s status as a unique and innovative downtown University broadly connected to the community. By embracing inclusivity and fostering meaningful connections within the community, The University of Winnipeg continues to be a leader in older adult education with the 55 Plus Program for over 30 years.

What’s special about 55 Plus?

  • Professors and students love this unique format
  • No tests, no assignments, and no exams. Just the joy of learning.
  • Unique program not offered anywhere else in Manitoba
  • Six week courses (once per week)

Why do students like 55 Plus?

  • Students enjoy the intellectual stimulation, discussion, and socialization.
  • Students engage with the vibrant diverse UWinnipeg community
  • Students enjoy the chance to connect with others


All courses are offered in person only.

The University of Winnipeg’s 55 Plus Program offers a broad range of courses including history, philosophy, law, art, music, film, current affairs, religion and political science. Each course is taught by an expert in the field.

Location and Time

In person classes take place at the University of Winnipeg in the Thomas Sill Multi-Purpose Room on the second floor of the Axworthy Health & RecPlex, except for Jim Silver’s May 8  and May 15 Poverty in the City class, which will take place in 3M64 located on the third floor of Manitoba Hall (see map). There is parking close to the classroom (see parking map). Classes are two hours long and are once per week for a six-week period. Class times are usually:






Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays


View a listing and description of past and current courses, along with the instructors biographies, please select a term:

Spring course registration now open!


To register for courses for the 55 Plus Program, please visit the program registration page to select and pay for your course(s). 

Please note that the course registration link will direct you to a webpage listed as the U of W 55+ Programming on the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts webpage.

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Contact Us

55 Plus Program

Email: 55plus@uwinnipeg.ca