What is University of Manitoba known for?

The University of Manitoba (UM) is known for its:

  • Research excellence: UM is one of Canada’s 15 research-intensive universities, and is home to over 80 endowed and sponsored research chairs, including an allocation of 52 Canada Research Chairs. UM researchers are conducting cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields, including Arctic system science and climate change, immunity, inflammation and infectious disease, and population and global health.
  • Strong programs in professional disciplines: UM offers a wide range of professional programs, including medicine, law, engineering, nursing, and pharmacy. These programs are highly regarded by employers, and UM graduates are well-positioned for successful careers.
  • Diverse and inclusive community: UM is a culturally rich and diverse university, with students from all over Canada and the world. UM is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all students feel welcome and supported.
  • Strong commitment to Indigenous education and research: UM is home to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and is a leader in Indigenous education and research. UM is working to create a more equitable and just society for all Canadians, including Indigenous peoples.

In addition to these specific areas, UM is also known for its overall academic excellence, its commitment to student success, and its vibrant campus community.

Specific examples of UM’s research and academic achievements:

  • UM researchers have made significant contributions to our understanding of climate change, infectious diseases, and other pressing global problems.
  • UM medical students have developed a new method for diagnosing and treating sepsis, a life-threatening condition.
  • UM engineers have developed a new type of solar panel that is more efficient and affordable than existing panels.
  • UM nursing students have developed a new program to help Indigenous women who are experiencing violence.
  • UM law students have argued a case before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Indigenous peoples.

UM is a leading university in Canada, and its graduates are making a difference in the world.