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University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba
Motto Floreat
Motto in English Flourish or Prosper
Established 1877
Type Public
Endowment $424 million[1]
President David Barnard
Admin. staff 2,348
Undergraduates 24,948
Postgraduates 3,387
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Campus Urban
Colours Gold and brown[2]
Nickname Manitoba Bisons
Mascot Bison
Affiliations AUCC, CARL, IAU, CIS, CVU, UArctic, ACU, CWUAA, Campus Manitoba

The University of Manitoba (U of M) is a public university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located in Winnipeg, it is a research-intensive post-secondary educational institution.[3] Founded in 1877, it was Western Canada’s first university.[3][4]


  • Location 1
  • Aboriginal 2
  • History 3
    • Early History 3.1
    • The University Today 3.2
  • Legacy 4
  • Academics 5
  • Museums, libraries and archives 6
  • Human resources 7
  • University administration 8
    • University Presidents 8.1
    • University Chancellors 8.2
  • Notable past and present instructors 9
  • Notable alumni 10
    • Rhodes Scholars 10.1
  • Relations 11
  • Athletics 12
  • Recreation 13
  • Student life 14
    • Student Representation 14.1
    • Greek Organizations 14.2
  • See also 15
  • References 16
    • Histories of the University 16.1
  • External links 17


The University of Manitoba has three main locations—the Bannatyne Campus, the Fort Garry Campus and the William Norrie Centre.[5]

The downtown Bannatyne campus of the university comprises a complex of ten buildings located west of the Health Sciences Centre between McDermot Ave and William Ave in Central Winnipeg. This complex houses the medical and dental instructional units of the university. The Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Medical Rehabilitation, and the School of Dental Hygiene are the major health sciences units located on this campus. The Faculty of Pharmacy officially joined the Bannatyne campus with the opening of the 95,000 sq ft (8,800 m2) Apotex Centre on October 16, 2008. The Brodie Center is known as the "flagship" which connects all three faculties as well as the Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library and the Joe Doupe Fitness Centre. It is located on 727 McDermot Avenue.[5]

The main Fort Garry campus (located on the Red River in south Winnipeg) comprises over 60 teaching and research buildings of the University and sits on 233 hectares (580 acres) of land.[5] In addition, Smartpark is the location of seven buildings leased to research and development organizations involving university-industry partnerships. The address is 66 Chancellors Circle.

The William Norrie Centre on Selkirk Avenue is the campus for social work education for inner-city residents.

The university operates agricultural research stations near Glenlea and Carman, Manitoba.[5] The Ian N. Morrison Research Farm near Carman is a 406 acres (164 ha) facility located 70 km (43 mi) from Winnipeg, while the Glenlea facility is approximately 1,000 acres (405 ha) and located 20 km (12 mi) from Winnipeg. [6]

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