The University of Manitoba attracts people from around the world who share the same ideals and vision for positive change. The University of Manitoba believes in embracing challenges and taking action. Students, researchers and alumni alike bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. Here is where imagination and action collide. The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university, established in 1877, and located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University is Manitoba's only research-intensive university, and one of the country’s top research institutions. There are more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 145,000 alumni living in 140 countries.
The University of Manitoba's mission is to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world. The school's vision is to take its place among leading universities through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship, and to innovative teaching and learning - uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. To achieve its vision, the school requires a commitment to a common set of ideals. The University of Manitoba values: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Collegiality, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, and Sustainability. As a University of Manitoba student, students will be challenged to grow, inspired to create and dared to excel. Wherever life takes students after graduation, they will be able to apply what they learned, both personally and academically, to make a real-life impact. The future begins right here.
Why the University of Manitoba?