Who are Adult Learners?

Adult Learner Services

Adult Learners are at least 21 years of age and have taken a break of three or more years from formal education.  They come to The University of Winnipeg from a variety of backgrounds with diverse educational and work experiences.

Adult learners may have left high school early and returned at a later date to graduate with grade 12; or started at a post-secondary institution right out of high school and then had to leave; or sometimes they always wanted to attend university but never did.

Adult Learners are often people with busy lives and many responsibilities; sometimes they face a few extra challenges.  Read about the journeys of some adult learners at The University of Winnipeg:

Dawn Kraychuk Dawn Kraychuk
Position outsourced; creates opportunity to pursue degree
Claudette Michell Claudette Michell
Education and empowerment
Cindy Hiebert Cindy Hiebert
Tajikistan volunteer term leads to interest in BA
Lisa Johnson Lisa Johnson
A dream fulfilled – a university degree!
Bryan Hall Bryan Hall
Leaves successful career to pursue true passion
Helene Massicotte Hélène Massicotte
Telecom professional; expands horizons to Kinesiology
John Harvie John Harvie
Skilled communicator battles illness, goes for degree
  J. Bruce Jamieson J. Bruce Jamieson
Business certificate grad pursues a degree
Janet Hamilton Janet Hamilton
Graphic arts teacher working towards BEd
Tanis Kolisnyk Tanis Kolisnyk
Masters of Arts, Theology student, aspiration – Chaplain