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At The University of Winnipeg, we are committed to excellence in academic programming, research, teaching, and services for students. This means that we keep our classes small, our professors involved, and our students engaged in exciting research. Before you finish your university studies, you’ll have opportunities to make contacts and gain experience in your field. We offer undergraduate degrees in the Arts, Science, Business and Economics, and Education with over 400 courses in 40 subject areas.

Students may obtain three-year, four-year, or Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees, a five-year integrated B.A./B.Sc. Education degree, or a two-year after degree in Education. In addition, the university offers pre-professional programs (from one to three years), which prepare students for admission to professional schools in 16 areas including Law and Medicine.

Popular majors include a unique program in Biopsychology, a Theatre and Film program, a French Studies program, applied studies programs in Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Sciences, and joint programs in Business and Administration, Communications, and Child Development and Child Care, which blend academic theory and practical experience.

Many degree programs such as Applied Computer Science, and Kinesiology and Applied Health combine a challenging practical curriculum with applied work experience. Since the university believes learning and doing are intertwined, a high level of undergraduate participation in research is promoted. The University of Winnipeg's acclaimed Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications Department aims to enhance the writing ability of students to prepare them for academic demands and their future careers.

The University of Winnipeg provides a select number of programs at the graduate level. These include joint master's programs with the University of Manitoba in History, Religious Studies, and Public Administration. Our Faculty of Theology offers Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, and Master of Sacred Theology programs.

Located in the heart of the city, The University of Winnipeg is committed to access to higher education and excellence in arts and sciences. From its unique high school division, the Collegiate, through its 55 plus programs in The Division of Continuing Education, the university believes in life-long learning. With a total student population of more than 9,000, the university provides an intimate, but powerful academic experience, highly recommended by its graduates. The university is experiencing tremendous growth and development as it embraces the future as a leading learning institution.

Areas of Expertise

Arts, Science, Business and Economics, Education, applied and joint programs, and pre-professional and preparatory studies. Undergraduate research, joint Master's programs (with the University of Manitoba), Theology graduate programs at both the Master's and certificate levels, The Collegiate (high school division), and a Division of Continuing Education (DCE). Global College and five Canadian Research Chairs.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $1,640Highest: $3,500

McFeetors Hall is our newest building, having been completed in August 2009. It is a LEED Silver certified building with generous natural lighting and an energy-efficient design. McFeetors Hall offers new, modern dorm-style units as well as the unique option of family housing for those pursuing a University education and raising a family. All students living at McFeetors Hall have access to common entertainment/ lounge areas, study areas and laundry facilities. Each room in the building offers an air-conditioned environment, ample natural light, and a personal-size refrigerator. Available room options include single and double furnished dorms, and a limited number of family oriented unfurnished 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. McFeetors Hall offers you the full campus living experience. Unfurnished apartments start at $589 per month or $2356 per 4-month term. Furnished dorm rooms with full meal plan start at just $875 per month or $3500 per 4-month term. Rent is priced by semester. Call (204) 786-9900 or e-mail housing@uwinnipeg.ca for more information. The University of Winnipeg has renovated a selection of neighborhood character homes for student living. With richly decorated common areas and back decks for barbeques, the houses appeal to people who enjoy a family-like environment. Each house has between four and eleven single, furnished rooms with tasteful amenities. Shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities are available on-site. Pricing for Balmoral House Rooms starts at $1640 per term, or $420 per month.

Off Campus Housing

1. Apartments There are ample and affordable accommodations nearby. Price range: rooms $200.00 to $300.00 per month; room and board $300.00 to $350.00 per month; 1 bedroom $400.00 per month plus deposit; 2 bedroom $500.00 to $600.00 per month plus deposit; and 3 bedroom $600.00 to $700.00 per month plus deposit. The University of Winnipeg Students' Association provides a free housing registry service to help students find accommodations and the housing registrar can mail or fax the results of an accommodation search. Call at (204) 786-9787. In addition, the following companies have a renter's guide online: www.rentcanada.com/winnipeg www.carol.ca/winnipeg www.myidealhome.com/uwinnipeg 2. Booth College The College is located across the street from The University of Winnipeg and offers a limited number of rooms for UWinnipeg students. Contact Len Sawatzky at (204) 924-4876 or e-mail wcbc@sallynet.org. 3. Homestay Program The University of Winnipeg maintains a list of families in Winnipeg who are interested in hosting an international student for an academic year or for the summer. For more details on this program and its fees, call (204) 982-1151 or e-mail j.pregnall@uwinnipeg.ca.

Incoming Students

Orientation program, which includes workshops and seminars, a writing program, math and writing tutoring, and a summer reading program.

Career Planning

Career counselling is available through the Learning Resource Centre. Call (204) 786-9974 for more information.

Sports

The University of Winnipeg's athletic facility, The Duckworth Centre, houses a 167 metre banked jogging track, four gyms, a sauna, a weight training room, aerobics classes, intramurals, racquetball and squash courts, an athletic therapy centre, and is expanding to include a 6,000 square foot fitness centre equipped with state of the art weight training and cardio equipment. The University of Winnipeg students enjoy a broad range of outdoor recreational activities from ice skating and cross country skiing to swimming, boating, and golfing in Winnipeg's many parks and recreational facilities.

Activities

The Art Gallery 1C03, located on the first floor of Centennial Hall at The University of Winnipeg, is a not for profit, public art gallery. There is also a student run community Jazz band, Downtown Jazz Band. Campus clubs and associations cover a wide spectrum of interests, from photography to tae kwon do. The University of Winnipeg is home to Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, one of Winnipeg's finest recital halls.

Clubs

Every student at The University of Winnipeg is a member of The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA). The people in charge of the association are elected by the student body. The UWSA provides services to students such as the Info Booth, The Uniter (the student newspaper), and CKUW (the student radio station). Campus clubs and associations cover a wide spectrum of interests from a knitting group (Scarf Ace Knit Club) to Best Buddies, where college and university students are matched with an adult with an intellectual disability. For a listing of clubs and groups, visit our website.

Information Technology

We offer a wireless campus and have several computer labs on campus. There is also the Learning Edge Laptop program, which allows students to purchase or finance laptops, and a computer sales and repair centre on campus.

Cultural

The University of Winnipeg is proud to be a multicultural academic community. Our student body includes over 400 international students from 40 countries around the world. Visit our website for a listing of cultural groups that have campus clubs and associations at The U of W.

Special Services

Visit the U of W's Student Services for information on such things as daycare, the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC), adult learners, career advising, Career Resource Centre, Disability Services and Resource Centre (Nathan Micay Disability Resource Centre), student counselling services, student health plan, tutoring, and more.

International Involvement

Formal student exchange agreements are in place with Aarhus University (Denmark), Bamberg University (Germany), Glasgow Caledonian University (Scotland), Hannan University (Japan), University of Bogaziew (Turkey), Université de Bordeaux 3 (France), Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico), University of New England (Australia), University of Polonia (Poland), and Universidad del Valle de Atemajac - UNIVA (Mexico). Students majoring in French studies may spend one year studying at Perpignan University (France).

Campus Tour

We would be pleased to schedule a personalized tour to meet your interests and needs. Campus tours can be scheduled at any time throughout the year. If possible, a minimum of one week's advance notice is appreciated. Contact Student Recruitment and Institutional Relations at (204) 786-9844 or e-mail welcome@uwinnipeg.ca.

Other

The university is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, giving students access to the best that Winnipeg has to offer. It is a point of pride that this city supports major sports and first class arts communities including our football team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, two orchestras, a world renowned ballet company, an opera, and many art galleries and museums.

Modified on August 24, 2020