University of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg is a dynamic campus in transition. They are becoming the downtown hub that connects people from diverse cultures and nurtures global citizens. And they offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs.

The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions. Consistently ranked in the Top-10 in the country on an annual basis by both Maclean’s magazine and The Globe & Mail newspaper, the University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence, Aboriginal education, environmental studies & sustainability, and theatre & the arts. The University of Winnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for all individuals, especially those people from non-traditional communities, and has created an innovative Opportunity Fund to assist students who are under-represented to attend UWinnipeg.

UWinnipeg Scholarships

Each year the University distributes 1.5 million dollars to new and returning students. Entrance scholarships range in value from $100 – $24,000 each. The University of Winnipeg guarantees scholarships to students with an entrance average of 80 per cent or higher. Nearly one-half of all entrants receive an award.

Student Research Opportunities

UWinnipeg offers unique research opportunities to undergraduates—many participate directly in research, either on their own or in close collaboration with faculty, a privilege usually reserved for graduate students at larger institutions. Often these students are listed as co-authors on publications and conference presentations. Departments at UWinnipeg employ undergraduate students as markers, lab demonstrators, and tutors. Hired routinely to assist professors with research, students gain practical experience, broadening their learning experience immensely.

Student Supports

  • The Aboriginal Student Services Centre represents all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Elders, Aboriginal Student Advisors, and Liaison officers are all available on-site for mentorship, academic and social support, and counselling. A new 3,000 square foot facility was created for the ASSC in Fall 2004. The new centre is the University’s focal point for culturally relevant Aboriginal programming including interactions with Elders, healing circles, and programs that encourage students to celebrate their identity.
  • The Nathan Micay Disability Resource Centre offers adaptive equipment and services for students with special needs or disabilities
  • Free career counselling for students and alumni (nominal fee for optional Career Interest Testing)
  • On-site daycare centre
  • Free tutoring in writing, math, chemistry, physics, and computer skills
  • Free internet access for all students.

Student Housing

The University of Winnipeg offers several student residence options: the family-like environment of our beautifully renovated student houses, single dorm-style accommodation on student-only floors, furnished/unfurnished bachelor and one-bedroom suites in the Lions Manor senior citizens’ housing complex; single dorms, double-dorms and family housing at McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence. All these options are close to campus, with many opportunities to participate in residence events, as well as to get involved in the larger community.

UWinnipeg student residences are close to the campus and offer several options to fit your housing needs. UWinnipeg opened McFeetors Hall: Great-West Life Student Residence in the the Fall of 2009 located on the new Furby/Langside Campus.

Balmoral and Spence Houses are located within 5 minutes from campus. These houses are beautifully refurbished and provide students with accommodations that feel much more like a home than a dorm. Lions Manor Dorm Rooms are located within a 10-minute walk from campus. They offer a unique student housing option.

Lions Manor Furnished Bachelor Suites are a new addition to University of Winnipeg’s student housing which offer students extra space.Lions Manor Unfurnished Bachelor Suites are also available. This allows students the option to furnish their suite to their own tastes. Lastly there is Lions Manor Unfurnished One Bedroom Suites which give students their own apartment with a separate bedroom in Lions Manor.

Community Learning

The University of Winnipeg is dissolving the line between our campus and our community.

The school is located in downtown Winnipeg in one of the most diverse communities in Canada. We believe it is critically important and to reach out and partner with our neighbours so that together, we can create a vibrant, reflective and relevant learning environment.

We organize inner-city summer eco-camps, mentor grade school and high school students in our labs, share our state-of- the-art fitness facility with nearby office workers and residents, and offer free public lectures, conferences, workshops and computer access, among other things.

We are working with inner-city schools to close the graduation gap through programs like our Eco-Kids on campus. One grade six class prepared this 4 minute video, A Tap on the Shoulder, about their experience.

A Community Learning Partnership model has evolved as a direct result of our community partnerships and new programs and services are now part of the fabric of campus life at UWinnipeg.


The University of Winnipeg has both men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams—the Wesmen. Combined, the Wesmen teams have won more championships than any other university in Canada.

Arts and Culture

Gallery 1C03 has an exciting season lined up featuring exhibitions, artist talks, panel discussions, screenings, and more. We’ll be updating this website and our blog regularly, so please look around and make plans to join us soon!

Gallery 1C03 is a public, non-profit art gallery that opened at The University of Winnipeg during the 1986 – 1987 academic year. Our purpose is to provide the campus community, and our civic community at large, with opportunities to discover and contemplate visual and media arts in its many forms. Over the years, we have hosted over 70 exhibitions and we have welcomed over 100,000 visitors.

Our exhibitions reinforce the educational mandate of the University by linking to curricula in many disciplines, and by expanding the perspectives of our student body, faculty, and staff. Thus, we aim to highlight the value of art and culture as part of a well-rounded education, and to communicate it as an important point of interest in the cultivation of a passion for life-long learning. We show work in a variety of media that deals with questions concerning history, politics, technology, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, among many other issues.

Virtuosi Concerts Inc. (VCI) is Winnipeg’s premier recital and chamber music series. Based out of Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at The University of Winnipeg, Virtuosi Concerts takes pride in being able to provide 12 concerts of excellence as well as a spring festival each year to the Winnipeg community. For the last 10 years, Virtuosi Festivals has invited Canadian artists to tackle the entire oeuvre of a composers’ work. This “festival formula” has typically featured complete cycles of works in a genre, by the greatest composers, performed by leading musicians.

In addition, VCI is proud to co-present Skywalk Concerts & Lectures at the new Millennium Library, with 20 concerts and 20 lectures annually. Since 1990, we have produced over 550 events serving more than 30,000 patrons, all for free admission. The concerts typically feature world music, jazz, folk and classical as well. This series is a showcase opportunity exclusively for Manitoba artists.

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