University Of Winnipec
Canada is the world’s 2nd largest country. One third of the population lives in the three largest metropolitan areas: Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Its capital is Ottawa, and other major urban areas include Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg and Hamilton. Canada is a developed country and has the 10th highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the 9th highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. Canada is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophone, and part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7 (formerly G8), the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) is a public university in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that offers undergraduate faculties of art, business and economics, education, science and kinesiology and applied health as well as graduate programs. UWinnipeg’s founding colleges were Manitoba College and Wesley College, which merged to form United College in 1938. The University of Winnipeg was established in 1967 when United College received its charter. Maclean’s magazine and the Globe and Mail newspaper consistently rank the university in the top 15 of all Canadian universities whose primary focus is undergraduate education in the category of student satisfaction.
Key Facts & Figures
- UWinnipeg is noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity
- Downtown location is central and easily accessible by transit
- Specializes in seven fields: arts, business, science, education, kinesiology, pre-professional studies, and joint and applied programs
- Over 50 undergraduate degree programs and 9 graduate degree programs
- Average first-year and second-year class size: 50 students
- More than 9,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate students
- Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex at 599 Portage Avenue is a $66 million signature building with more than 30 state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, attracting 2,000 people daily
- Asper Centre for Theatre and Film on Balmoral includes the addition of two new acting studios, a film studio, editing labs and a state-of-the-art flexible theatre, which is used as a venue during the popular Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Known as the “Gateway to the West”, Winnipeg is a railway and transportation hub with a diversified economy. This multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama. Winnipeg was the first Canadian host of the Pan American Games. It is home to several professional sports franchises, including the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Canadian football), the Winnipeg Jets (ice hockey), Manitoba Moose (ice hockey) and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (baseball). Winnipeg is served by Via Rail at Union Station for passenger rail. Winnipeg is the largest and best connected city within Manitoba, and has highways leading in all directions from the city.