Welcome from the President

Welcome to the University of Manitoba. For more than 135 years, we have delivered life-changing learning experiences for our students, have conducted world-class research and shared our knowledge and discovery to shape our province, country and world.

Our University is located on Treaty One territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation.  The University and the Forks of the City of Winnipeg sit at the crossroads of the Anishinaabe, Metis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations.

Our students, faculty, staff and alumni have thrived at this unique place at the centre of the continent. Rather than bending to the forces of circumstance, we defy them, innovate around them and embrace them as part of who we are.

Among our nearly 130,000 living alumni are our province’s and some of our country’s most influential leaders. This includes chief executive officers at some of Canada’s most successful companies;  world-class physicians;  exceptional researchers;  groundbreaking artists;  National Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations, jurists on provincial, Canadian and international courts;  and senior government and elected officials at the highest levels.

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. During our history, 97 students have been named Rhodes Scholars, the most from any university in Western Canada.

We are also proud that our outstanding researchers have distinguished themselves through award-winning discovery with Manitoba roots and a global impact. Whether it is preventing the spread of HIV-AIDS, promoting and defending human rights at home and throughout the globe or uncovering the causes and effects of climate change, our research teams seem to thrive when the stakes are at their highest.

At the University of Manitoba, education has no borders or barriers. We support a climate of respect where all people are valued and where individuals from all communities, ages and cultures are welcome.

Thank you again for your interest in the University of Manitoba. We are proud to share our knowledge, research and learning opportunities with you.


 

   Dr. David T. Barnard
   President and
   Vice-Chancellor