University of Manitoba

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The University of Manitoba (UM) was in 1877 by the three colleges of St. Boniface College, St. John 's College and Manitoba College launched in order to give the students there the necessary college degrees can. The UM was the first founded in Western Canada University at all. She is a member of the University of the Arctic.


The Parliament of Manitoba changed the University Act 1900 ( University Act ) to enable the independence of the UM. So then on the city of Winnipeg (Downtown Winnipeg ) in 1904, built the first teaching building. The UM started with six professors, all from the field of science.

After further study programs and teaching buildings added to, changed in 1929, the UM to a permanent home to Fort Garry.

Since the establishment of the UM took a number of colleges on their cooperative and content-oriented corporation. 1882, the Manitoba Medical College was taken. Others followed:

  • Methodist Church's Wesley College in 1888
  • Manitoba College of Pharmacy 1902
  • Manitoba Agriculture College in 1906
  • St. Paul 's College in 1931
  • Brandon College in 1938
  • 1981 ( founded to teach the priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Church ) St. Andrew 's College

The two schools, the Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Tuxedo, and the Canadian Nazarene College in Fort Garry, were honored by the UM as a recognized universities. In 1967, the provincial government of Manitoba awarded the UM belonging to schools, the status of " University ".

This was the first the United College ( grew out of a merger of the two schools Wesley College and Manitoba College ), from the University of Winnipeg was. The second was from the Brandon College Brandon University.

The St. Boniface College and St. John 's College, both founding schools of the University, to this day the UM still belonging.

The St. Boniface College, a Roman Catholic institution whose roots go back to 1818, is the only French-speaking school, the UM Cooperative. It offers courses that are held in either French, or courses for teaching staff want to give the later courses of its own French.

The St. John 's College, whose history dates back to 1820, has set its main emphasis on art and science. In addition to other special studies, it prepares students for the priesthood of the Anglican Church.


At the University of Manitoba study of 26,000 students in 22 subject areas in which bachelor, master and doctoral degrees can be achieved. The University has a College of Use and departments:

  • Collège universitaire de Saint -Boniface ( University College of St. Boniface )
  • St. John 's College
  • St. Paul 's College
  • St. Andrew 's College
  • University College


  • Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • School of Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • School of Art
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources ( Environmental Sciences )
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • School of Dental Hygiene
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering - students can opt for one of the following specializations: Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Extended Education
  • Faculty of Human Ecology
  • I. H. Asper School of Business
  • Faculty of Law
  • Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
  • School of Medical Rehabilitation
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Division of Extended Education


33 of the buildings standing at the campus of the UM Fort Garry, are used primarily as a teaching building.

Four of these is the home of the following schools

  • St. John 's College
  • St. Paul 's College
  • St. Andrew 's College
  • University College

The remaining buildings are used for laboratories, offices, dormitories and administrative.

The second campus includes a complex of nine buildings in the center of Winnipeg. They house the medical and dental departments of the university.

The UM has a workforce of 2,348, and about 27,000 registered students. (2008 )

Known graduates

  • Patricia Churchland ( born 1943 ), Canadian philosopher
  • Frederick Philip Grove (1879-1948), German - Canadian writer and translator
  • Norman Cantor (1929-2004), American historian
  • Judith Evelyn (1909-1967), American actress
  • Phil Fontaine ( born 1944 ), American Indian tribal leaders
  • Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), communications and literary scholar
  • Bruce Flatt, CEO of Brookfield Asset Management
  • Eric Wright ( born 1929 ), Canadian writer and university teacher of English origin
  • Bryan Joseph Bayda ( born 1961 ), Canadian Bishop of Saskatoon
  • Stephen Soroka ( b. 1952 ), Archbishop of Philadelphia