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Manitoba Colleges and Universities

University of Manitoba

Located in Winnipeg and founded in 1877 by Alexander Morris, the University of Manitoba was the first university in western Canada. This is the largest university in the province of Manitoba. As of 2009, the University of Manitoba was named one of the top twenty universities in Canada, and it is ranked among the top 400 universities of the world. This university has 33 buildings. Four of these are used for colleges and the rest are occupied by residences, offices, laboratories and research agencies.

The university offers faculties such as the school of agriculture, school of arts, faculty of dentistry, school of dental hygiene, faculty of education, faculty of engineering, faculty of human ecology and the school of medical rehabilitation. Typical enrollment for the university is approximately 27,000 students. About 3,000 of them are in graduate studies programs, and 24,000 are undergraduates.

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University of Winnipeg

Established in 1967, the University of Winnipeg was formed from the merger of Manitoba College and Wesley College. This is a public university in Winnipeg that offers both graduate and under graduate programs. Provincially and privately funded, this university is situated in a large urban centre. Undergraduate programs offered include art, business and economics, education, kinesiology, science and theology. This is the only university in Canada that offers a masters degree in development practice.

The university also offers a wide range of athletic opportunities like basketball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball and soccer. The University of Winnipeg is also known for celebrating endurance and ingenuity with a 25 ton granite boulder that President Emeritus Dr. Henry E. Duckworth placed in front of the school in 1971. The university offers a bachelor of arts in indigenous studies with a master’s degree in indigenous governance.

Brandon University

Founded as a Baptist institution in 1899, Dr. John E. Robbins established Brandon University in 1967. The university has four faculties that include the faculty of arts, education, graduate studies and science. They also offer additional programs from the school of health studies and the school of music. Undergraduate studies include ten bachelors degrees, and graduate programs include four masters degrees. Diplomas in mental health and rural development and programs such as the Brandon University Northern Teacher Education Program, the Brandon University Hutterite Education Program and the Program for the Education of Native Teachers are also offered at this university.

The school is home to the Brandon Bobcats who ranked second in the Canadian Basketball Finals in 2007 and also compete in volleyball games for both male and female students. The university also offers scholarship grants to the families of deceased Canadian Forces members under Project Hero cofounded by General Rick Hillier.

Red River College

Located in Winnipeg, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology is the largest institute of applied learning in Manitoba. Campuses can be found in the following locations.

  • Notre Dame Campus
  • The Roblin Centre
  • Stevenson Aviation & Aerospace Training Centre Winnipeg
  • Stevenson Aviation & Aerospace Training Centre Southport
  • Gimli Campus
  • Peguis-Fisher River Campus
  • Portage Campus
  • Steinbach Campus
  • Steinbach Community Learning Centre
  • Winkler Campus
  • Winkler Community Learning Centre
  • Adult Learning Centre, Winnipeg
  • Language Training Centre, Winnipeg

There are about 30,000 enrollees at the college, and students enjoy a 93 percent graduate satisfaction rate and 95 percent graduate employment rate. Nonacademic activities include sports, a student newspaper, a student restaurant and an online radio station.

Canadian Mennonite University

Established in 1998 by the Province of Manitoba, Canadian Mennonite University is situated in Winnipeg. The university offers undergraduate bachelor programs in arts, business administration, music and music therapy. An M.A. in theological studies, an M.A. in Christian ministry and a certificate in Christian studies are also offered at the university. Many ore-professional programs are also offered at Canadian Mennonite University.

  • Agriculture
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Human Ecology
  • Law
  • Medical Rehab
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Ed/Recreation
  • Social Work

University of St. Boniface

Located in Manitoba, the French language post secondary University of St. Boniface was founded by Father Norbert Provencher in 1818. The university’s programs include undergraduate bachelors degrees, masters degrees and technical and professional programs.

Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College is located in Brandon, and the school offers over thirty certificates, diplomas and contract training programs in the fields of environmental studies, agriculture, business, trades and technology and health and human services. Programs offered are listed as follows.

  • School of Business, Agriculture & Environment
  • School of Health & Human Services
  • School of Trades & Technology
  • Distance Education
  • Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts

University College of the North

Established in 2004, the University College of the North has two main campuses and offers more than forty diplomas, degrees and certificate programs in the faculties of business, arts and sciences, health, trades and technology and education.

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