The University of Winnipeg, also known as UWinnipeg and U of W, is a public research university. It was established in the year 1967 when United College received its charter. There are undergraduate and postgraduate divisions in college. It offers more than 400 courses in over 40 fields of study. The university currently houses over 600 international students from over 68 countries. The most popular activities in college include canoeing, hockey games and snowshoeing. There is financial assistance that is administered by the Awards & Financial Aid Office supporting the access and the excellence mandate of the University of Winnipeg through awards, bursaries, prizes, and scholarships. Bursaries and awards are mainly given out for students showing financial need.
This university is located at 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada. The total number of academic staffing is 305 with 494 administrative staffing and 9419 students. Out of the students, 9137 are undergraduates and 282 are postgraduates. They offer undergraduate programs in theta of art, economics and business. The founding colleges were Manitoba College and Wesley College merging to form the United College in 1938. Maclean's magazine and The Globe and Mail newspapers have ranked the university to be one among the top 15 of the Canadian universities whose main focus is undergraduate education in the lines of student satisfaction.
In 2013, the university had ranked 13th out of the 19 universities that were primarily undergraduate. There are many campuses of the university, including Ellice Avenue and Buhler Centre. The colleges under the University of Winnipeg include Global College, Menno Simons College and Richardson College for Environment. Some of the institutes under UWinnipeg are Center for Academic Writing (CAW), Institute for Women's and Gender Studies and Centre for Rupert's Land Studies. It offers Masters in many programs like that of in Arts and Cultural Studies, Arts in Indigenous Governance, Arts in Criminal Justice among other notable subjects. They also offer joint programs with the University of Manitoba, including a Master of Arts in History and Master of Public Administration.
Noteworthy alumni include Ida Albo who is a business person, Lloyd Axworthy who is a political and former UW President along with being a Nobel Prize nominee, Tom Axworthy who is a Canadian Civil Servant and Omar Zakhilwal who is the Afghan Finance Minister and the Chief Economic Advisor of the President of Afghanistan among others. Notable staffing includes Jennifer S.H Brown who is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair for Aboriginal Peoples in an Urban and Regional context and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Meredith Weinrath who was the founding chair (2004-2012) of Criminal justice and Interdisciplinary Criminology and Inaugral director (2013) of the Justice Research Institute.