University of Manitoba 411: Best campus event, cheap lunch, and more

University of Manitoba insider's perspective on campus life

University of Manitoba student Theresa Simba.

The 411

Best cheap lunch: Pasta of the day at Pizza
Best hangover breakfast: Rise ’n’ Shine Breakfast at Degrees
Favourite watering hole: The Hub pub
Best place to study: St. Paul’s Library
Worst place to study: University Centre
Coolest elective: Introduction to Leisure Travel
Best spectator sport: Bisons hockey
Official school motto: Floriet (flourish)
Best place to live: Arthur V. Mauro Residence
Best campus events: Frosh Music Festival



University Insider: Theresa Simba, 24, Computer Engineering

Don’t let the cold, grey winter days fool you, inside the walls of the U of M are a group of warm and vibrant individuals who make up for the harsh weather. Here at the Fort Garry campus, the university is always busy with 29,000 of us shuffling to our various classes during the weekdays. The University Centre, true to its name, is the centre of all activity. It is home to the campus food court, the bookstore, the Hub pub, GPA convenience store and Degrees Diner.

PROFILE: University of Manitoba | Winnipeg, Man. | Founded 1877

Students are the life of the party here at the campus; our student union is always hustling to take care of our non-academic interests. With a variety of student groups, we have activities ranging from salsa to photography. The union even offers on-campus employment through their campus businesses.

Have I mentioned how strikingly beautiful our summer campus is? The greenery around the SmartPark area, our on-campus science and technology research facility, provides a natural background for selfies and even outdoor yoga!
Though the university is not as highly ranked compared to its counterparts, the undergraduate (and graduate) experience is not one you will regret.

Our new 10,700-sq.-foot, state-of-the-art Active Living Centre is home to nearly 400 athletes, the students, staff and community at large. Our athletic teams are known as the Manitoba Bisons, and Bison pride runs deep, with 18 teams representing us in 10 different sports including football, hockey, soccer and volleyball.

Local Vibe
The city has activities covering all interests but is especially known for its artistic and musical talent. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will sweep you away with its diverse range of concerts. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Canadian Museum of Human Rights are other highlights.

The Skinny
For all current news on or off campus, visit The Manitoban and also Tourism Winnipeg.