University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg | Winnipeg, Man. | Founded 1871

University of Winnipeg students on campus

(Courtesy of Cory Aronec/University of Winnipeg)

The University of Winnipeg’s downtown location helps shape its identity. Proudly devoted to serving the local community, the school has long been reaching out to those around it, working to adapt its offerings to shifting urban demographics.

“I’m proud of our commitment to empowering students by exposing them to diverse ways of thinking and providing opportunities to take part in research and scholarly work,” says interim president James Currie. “I’ve been at the university for more than three decades in various roles and have witnessed so many examples of the UWinnipeg community going above and beyond as they deliver top-quality education and conduct cutting-edge research.”

Small class sizes help foster genuine connections between students and profs. The university is also committed to advancing reconciliation. Five years ago, the university mandated an Indigenous course requirement for all undergraduate degrees, one of the first universities in Canada to do so, ensuring that students have a baseline knowledge of Indigenous people and culture. Meanwhile, the Pathway to Graduate Studies program connects undergraduate Indigenous students with research opportunities in STEM. Over the past decade, the university has invested heavily in expansions and renovations. This investment includes new buildings with state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces, a science and environment building, and an athletic complex.

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Standout Programs
Theatre and Film: Taught by working professionals, students gain practical training and industry connections. A dance program is also offered in partnership with the School of Contemporary Dancers.
Statistics: Data Science Stream: Students train for high-demand work as data scientists in various sectors, including public health, business and government.
Indigenous Languages: This interdisciplinary program covers Indigenous studies and linguistics and has a focus on revitalization, planning and communication.

Cool Courses
The Art of Cultural Management: This course explores the roles of museums in culture, their relationship to daily commerce, and the art market.
231 Calls to Justice: This new course examines the history behind the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Students develop community-based responses to the implementation of the 231 Calls to Action.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 59% · Science: 58% · Commerce: 52.6%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 7,310 · Part-time: 2,218
Graduates: Full-time: 156 · Part-time: 113
International Students: First-year: 13% · Graduate: 42%
Male-Female Ratio: 39 to 61
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 180 (227 last year with 170 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $9,138 to $11,088 · Single room without meals: $4,954 ·
Apartment-style: $6,016 to $10,370

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