The University of Manitoba is western Canada's first university, Manitoba's only research-intensive university, is located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We attract people from around the world who share our ideals and vision for positive change. We believe in embracing challenges and taking action. Our students, researchers and alumni 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. We are where imagination and action collide.
On-campus housing is more than just a place to live while studying at the University of Manitoba. You'll be engaged through unique programs and opportunities that emphasize academic and social growth, diversity, wellness, leadership and community building. Over 1,350 students get the full benefit of the university experience by living six residences on the Fort Garry campus. Each residence has its own unique atmosphere based on the interests of the students who live there. Residence students are 1.3 times more likely to continue university after their first year and are twice as likely to participate in non-academic activities that qualify for co-curricular record Residence students' graduation rate is 12% higher than non-residents.
The University is located near a largely residential area that offers many opportunities for off-campus housing. The majority of students who live in rental accommodation off-campus commute to the University, which is well served by a reliable public transportation system.
Career Services assists all University of Manitoba undergraduate and graduate students with their career planning and job search, offering a wide range of help throughout a student's career journey. We also support recent alumni in their job search, and help employers with their recruitment needs.
Bison Sports high performance competitive programs foster personal growth and leadership through the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, and community engagement. To be a Bisons athlete is to be an engaged member of the communities where we live and play. This includes our community impact made through involvement with Winnipeg charities, local schools, and youth sports programs. It also includes celebrating our Bisons alumni and ensuring those bonds stay strong after graduation and beyond.
Student Clubs are intended to provide opportunities for individuals with common interests to participate in a variety of activities. Clubs are formed, organized, and governed by volunteer University of Manitoba students under the requirements established by certain policy holders. UMSU recognizes that student clubs play an important role in the student experience at the University of Manitoba. For this reason, UMSU offers supports to recognized student groups including office spaces, equipment rentals, meeting space, funding, and more.
The University of Manitoba library offers students free direct access to the Internet. On-campus residences have access to the high speed Internet. The University has a wide-spread wireless network installation maintained by IST in most academic and on campus residential buildings including many public spaces. Which means a seamless connection to the Internet, instant e-mail, and round the clock access to the campus network.
Moving to a new country to study can bring many uncertainties. That's why the Welcome Mentors program pairs new international students with experienced UM students, allowing both to develop skills and meaningful relationships. The International Centre's Intercultural Experience programming provides opportunities for international and domestic students alike to gain skills, learn across cultural boundaries and build relationships with their peers.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is here to provide supports for students with disabilities and to foster success for your academic future. Reach out! If you need help and support as a student, we are here for you.
Join current students and staff for a guided tour of the Fort Garry campus in south Winnipeg. We'll show you the different buildings and classrooms where students spend the majority of their time at university and introduce you to our academic programs and services. Allow approximately two hours for your visit.