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University of Manitoba

At the University of Manitoba, our strength comes from our place and our people. Manitoba is cold; it’s flat, it has a challenging climate. But this environment challenges us to adapt, innovate and invent. It compels us to grow and dares us to create. Join the graduate students and researchers who come here from every corner of the world. 

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Since 1877, the University of Manitoba has been driving discovery and inspiring minds through innovative teaching and research excellence. Proudly located in the heart of Canada, the U of M has a strong and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community partners. With more than 140,000 alumni living in 137 countries, our impact is global.


  • Since opening its doors in 1877, the University of Manitoba has thrived as a place where students come to learn and be inspired. We offer more than 100 programs and most of our academic departments have graduate studies leading to master's or doctoral degrees.
  • As Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral university, we offer programs in areas as diverse as the humanities, the visual and performing arts, science, medicine, law, agriculture, engineering and architecture. This strong learning environment has helped nurture a climate of academic excellence. 


The University's current research centres, institutes and facilities include:

  • Aerospace Materials Engineering Facility
  • Applied Electromagnetics Facility
  • Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine
  • (with St. Boniface General Hospital and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
  • Canadian Wheat  Board Centre for Grain Storage Research
  •  Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (with Health Sciences Centre) 
  • Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.)
  • Centre for Defence and Security Studies
  • Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) 
  • Centre for Global Public Health


Career Services assists all University of Manitoba undergraduate and graduate students with career planning and job search questions. Alumni can also receive assistance up to 6 months after graduation. Whether you are undecided about your career direction or looking to plan for success, we can help! We encourage you to start your career planning as early as possible during your degree and to take advantage of experiences that help build the knowledge, skills and attributes that can lead to endless possibilities.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Services for Students at Bannatyne Campus (SS@BC) provides consultation, support and referral services to all Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) students. We are separate and distinct from any academic program and exist solely to support students' personal and academic success. Most services are available by appointment, although urgent cases are handled on a priority basis. Some services have extended hours to accommodate student schedules. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Housing services

  • Living in Rez is a great way to experience the University of Manitoba. There’s lots to do when you need a break. Plenty of quiet places to go when you have to study. And wherever you live, you’ll be steps away from all your classes (hit that snooze button one more time!). You can choose the residence that matches your interests and needs so you’ll have a lot in common with your neighbours. Fun stuff, serious times, and great friends. You’ll find it all living in Rez … Plus you won’t have to worry about what’s for dinner!
  • As well as the four residences mentioned above, there are two affiliated colleges that provide accommodation and meal plans on the Fort Garry Campus.

Library services

Across 19 locations, our libraries house more than 2.9 million items, and offer access to 75,000-plus print and electronic journals, and over 1.1 million e-books. Through the libraries’ digital collections website, the public can explore more than nine million digital resources, including images, newspapers, books, videos and sound recordings.

ICT services

Information Services & Technology is a collaborative IT organization dedicated to creating, maintaining, securing and improving the IT environment for the University of Manitoba community while continually embodying and fostering the values of Integrity, Teamwork, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Effectiveness in our work and client services.

Medical services

The Health and Wellness program at the University of Manitoba understands the health issues that students face these days and wants to support an outstanding student experience that includes health and wellness.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Active Living Centre is a 100,000-square-foot facility and offers 1,000 free weights and accessories, 160 pieces of cardio equipment, a 12-metre climbing wall and a 200-metre elevated running track.

Student clubs

With over 140 student groups on campus, there is truly something for every student. Groups span a variety of activities: academics, culture, politics and hobbies. And if you don’t find something you like you can always start your own.

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