University of Winnipeg

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The University of Winnipeg ( U of W ) is a public university in Winnipeg, the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. The university, in which around 9,394 students are enrolled, offers Bachelor and Master degree programs. The Maclean's and The Globe and Mail included the University in the top ten in Canada, which have specialized training in the bachelor's program.


The University of Winnipeg was formed by the merger of Manitoba College and Wesley College in 1938. It was officially opened in 1967, when the United College had joined after it has received university status. The United College, in turn, was founded in 1938 by Manitoba College.

Departments and Colleges


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business & Economics
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Theology


  • Global College
  • Menno Simons College
  • Richardson College for the Environment

Research Centers and Institutes

  • Centre for Academic Writing ( CAW )
  • Centre for Distributed / Distance Learning ( CDDL )
  • Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research (C- FIR)
  • Centre for Innovation in Teaching & Learning ( CITL )
  • Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures ( CRYTC )
  • Centre for Rupert's Land Studies
  • Centre for Sustainable Transportation
  • Institute of Urban Studies
  • Institute for Women's and Gender Studies

Known graduates