UWinnipeg Fast Facts

About UWinnipeg

The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 145 years and is noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity.

The founding colleges were Manitoba College (1871), and Wesley College (1888), which merged to form United College in 1938.

University Motto:Lux et Veritas Floreant- Let Light and Truth Flourish.


Total students: 9,691 (as of November 1, 2020)

Undergrad: 9,396 (as of November 1, 2020)

Graduate: 295 (as of November 1, 2020)

Indigenous: 9.8 % of the student population self-identifies as Indigenous, one of the strongest Indigenous participation rates among Canadian universities.

International: 1,389, 14.3 % of student population (as of November 1, 2020)

Faculty and staff

UWinnipeg faculty: 340 (full time)

Contract academic staff: 323

Collegiate faculty:approx. 34

Support staff and administration: 489

University programs

VisitUndergraduate Programsto see our full range of arts, business & economics, science, education, and kinesiology programs

VisitGraduate Programsto see our full range of professional, master of arts, master of science, environmental studies, and theology programs.

VisitTuition and course related feesfor 2020-2021 fee information.


Total students: 376 (as of Sept 2020)

The Collegiateoffers Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 programs. Within the Collegiate, the Model School educates between 30 and 40 inner-city students annually who receive individualized work plans and financial and academic supports to ensure their success.

Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education (PACE)

Total students: approximately 2,767 students take PACE classes annually.

Professional Applied and Continuing Education (PACE)在UWinnipeg帮助学习者为正在进行的ch做准备anges in the workplace. Our programs appeal to domestic and permanent resident learners as a well as to international students, all of whom want to improve their employability. PACE offers a wide range of full- and part-time courses, programs, certificates, and diplomas in the areas of management, project management, human resources, finance, public relations, marketing, leadership, IT security, web development, educational assistant, and customized training.

English Language Program

Total students: 237 students enrolled

English Language Program (ELP)delivers high quality programming to international and domestic students seeking to enhance their English proficiency.

Awards and Financial Aid

TheAwards and Finacial Aid Officedistributes over $6 million in scholarships, awards, and bursariesand roughly $20 million in annual government student aid to assistto assist students with education costs.

Entrance scholarships range in value from $100 - $24,000 each.The University also administers nearly $9 million in annual assistance from the Manitoba Student Aid Program.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Scholarship honours students who are descendants of survivors of residential schools or who themselves are residential school survivors. Two awards of $5,000 are made annually, one each to a female and a male student. Application forms are available from Student Services.

UWinnipeg'sOpportunity Fundhas awarded over $3 million in assistance to 3,000 students in financial need, supporting more than 280 graduates to date.

Approximately 30 students are attending UWinnipeg under the program and eight students have now graduated with degrees (May 2017).


UWinnipeg currently has eightCanada Research Chairs.

UWinnipeg offers unique research opportunities to undergraduates—many participate directly in research, either on their own or in close collaboration with faculty, a privilege usually reserved for graduate students at larger institutions. Often these students are listed as co-authors on publications and conference presentations. Departments at UWinnipeg employ undergraduate students as markers, lab demonstrators, and tutors. Hired routinely to assist professors with research, students gain practical experience, broadening their learning experience immensely.

Library holdings

UWinnipeg libraryhas more than 750,000 items including books, periodicals, microfiche, and videos

Student housing

UWinnipegstudent residencesare close to the campus and offer several options to fit your housing needs. UWinnipeg opened McFeetors Hall:Great-West Life Student Residence in the Fall of 2009, which includes family-friendly apartments. Downtown Commons, a 14-storey apartment complex next to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, opened in 2016, offering students more choices.

Balmoral and Spence Houses are located within 5 minutes from campus. These houses are beautifully refurbished and provide students with accommodations that feel much more like a home than a dorm.


The University of Winnipeg is home toThe Winnipeg Wesmenmen's and women's volleyball and basketball teams, and a women's soccer team. As well, UWinnipeg supports numerous inner-city youth teams within the Wesmen family through assertive fundraising and community partnerships.

Student Supports

UWinnipeg students have access to a range ofstudent services, including:

  • 的Aboriginal Student Services Centrerepresents all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Elders, Aboriginal Student Advisors, and Liaison officers are all available on-site for mentorship, academic and social support, and counselling. A new 3,000 square foot facility was created for the ASSC in Fall 2004. The new centre is the University’s focal point for culturally relevant Aboriginal programming including interactions with Elders, healing circles, and programs that encourage students to celebrate their identity.
  • International Students Servicesat UWinnipeg offers a variety of services — including orientation, socio-cultural events and a mentorship program — to international students.
  • Accessibility Services and the Accessibility Resource Centreoffers adaptive equipment and services for students with special needs or disabilities
  • On-sitedaycare centre
  • Freetutoringin writing, math, chemistry, physics, and computer skills
  • Career planningand job search assistance


The University’ has more than 50,000alumniwho contribute to the community through politics, law, medicine, business, theology, the arts, and athletics throughout Canada and around the world. Some of our most notable grads include: (seemore detailed list here).

UWinnipeg graduates: 55,789 (as of March 2021)
Collegiate graduates: 17,723 (as of March 2021)
PACE graduates: 6,280 (as of March 2021)

Notable alumni include:

  • Dr. Annette Trimbee, former President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg
  • The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, P.C, O.C., O.M., former President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Len Cariou, O.M., Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated stage, film and television actor
  • Hon. Kevin Chief, Manitoba Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities
  • Eleanor Coopsammy, Journalist
  • Hilary Druxman, Jewelry designer
  • Linda Holeman, Author
  • 蒂娜门将,演员,制片人,前成员of Parliament for Churchill, Manitoba
  • Wab Kinew,Leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba(Collegiate)
  • Chantal Kreviazuk, Singer and songwriter (Collegiate)
  • Troy Lulashnyk, Diplomat and Director General for Global Affairs Canada
  • Guy Maddin, C.M., O.M., Filmmaker
  • Shannon Martin, Global News anchor
  • Diane McGifford, former Provincial Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy
  • Cheryl McKenzie, Gemini Award nominated journalist, host and producer of APTN National News
  • Donald John Roberts, Professor of Economics, Strategic Management, and International Business in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and award-winning author
  • Paul Samyn, Editor, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Susan Thompson, former Mayor of Winnipeg, former Consul General to the US, based in Minneapolis, and former President and CEO of The University of Winnipeg Foundation (Collegiate)