Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface

College Universitaire de Saint Boniface (Photo: James Teterenko)

Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface

The College Universitaire de Saint Boniface is a postsecondary institution that houses both a university and technical school and work. Its mandate is to provide quality training in French to its students. In so doing, it facilitates the development of Francophone and Francophile communities in Manitoba and Canada’s linguistic, cultural, economic and social development.

It offers an attractive scholarship program and a variety of curricula and services to meet the needs of students and students. Indeed, they are blessed because they have the unique opportunity to study and grow in a welcoming and friendly. For their part, teachers contribute to the intellectual vitality and radiance of the College throughout the country through their research. They do it all in with genuine heart to developing the full potential of students and students. Besides, the student / teacher ratio is maintained so that the student population can benefit from the attention it needs to succeed. Graduates of the College Universitaire de Saint Boniface are then presented on the labor market and are employed and skilled workers.

The faculty, staff and students of the college from various countries around the world and form a microcosm of Canadian society. The various cultural groups present at the College learn, work and play together. They therefore contribute not only to Canada’s diversity, but they participate in the linguistic duality and the French influence across the country.


The Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface is the oldest university in Western Canada. Although it was incorporated in 1871 when the province of Manitoba was born, its origins can be traced back to 1818, when Bishop Norbert Provencher first opened a school for boys in the Red River Colony. In 1877, the Collège de Saint-Boniface, together with Manitoba College and St. John’s College, founded the University of Manitoba. During its first 150 years, the Collège was managed by the Catholic clergy, notably the Jesuit Fathers from 1885 to 1967. It has occupied its present location in the heart of Old Saint-Boniface, in central Winnipeg, since 1922.

Student Housing

CUSB owns a practical and affordable student residence close to the campus, where full-time CUSB students can live in a study-friendly, pleasant and multicultural environment. Our residence is a stone’s throw away from CUSB and is within walking distance of supermarkets and other commercial services in Saint-Boniface. Living in residence can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a student’s life.

The residence includes studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all of which contain a kitchen with refrigerator and stove, as well as a bathroom. One and two-bedroom apartments also include a living room. Each apartment is furnished with all the essentials: kitchen table and chairs, sofa, armchair, desk, bed and dresser. Laundry facilities are located on each floor of the residence.

Student Centre

The Student Centre at CUSB is a place to study, relax, get a bite to eat, meet friends and get involved in various cultural activities. It is also home to the Café Rencontre cafeteria, an Internet café, game tables, a performance stage and CBAU, the campus radio station. The Student Centre was designed for taking time out in good company. Come and join us “where the action is”!

Campus Ministry

Campus ministry, La Pastorale, understands the value of faith within the mosaic of the different cultures which coexist in the CUSB community. It offers spiritual assistance and guidance as well as counselling services. La Source, located beside the office of La Pastorale, is a place for students who wish to meet others in a spirit of fraternity. Early in each academic year, a team organizes various projects based on need and interest, such as: Retreats, Activity nights, Bible discussion and weekly liturgy.

The campus ministry office supports the Development & Peace Committee. Their goal is to raise awareness within the CUSB community of issues related to the imbalance between the world’s wealthiest countries and those that are still developing, which leads to the impoverishment of peoples. The committee organizes activities to promote intercultural dialogue among students.

Cultural Activities

CUSB provides its students with the human, financial and technical resources they need to carry out special cultural projects. The following are just a few of the many cultural activities you can take part in at CUSB:

  • Chiens de Soleil theatre company
  • House band
  • Concert series
  • Lectures, discussions, workshops, forums, etc.
  • CBAU, the university radio station (also online at
  • Art gallery
  • Comedy nights
  • Le Réveil, the student newspaper.

Athletics and Recreation

Sporting activities offer the whole academic community of leisure time that can meet the interests and needs of all. The coordination of different programs (intramural, intercollegiate and independent [free activities]) offers opportunities for competition and entertainment and can meet all tastes. The Department of Athletics invites you to examine its facilities, equipment and programs available to the academic community for its development and well-being and to enjoy freely. The Sports Department is actively involved in organizing some special activities such as day care, camp outdoors, Faculty of Education, Sporama the evening sports awards, tournaments Invitational (volleyball and badminton), sleigh rides, bowling parties, etc.

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