University of Manitoba

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The University of Manitoba is a research-intensive public university that offers more than 100-degree programs to nearly 30,000 students. Around 15 percent of the student body is made up of international students from 111 countries worldwide. It also offers a large study abroad program where students can choose from 36 countries to take part in service-learning, internships, or exchange programs.

  • It is Western Canada’s first university.
  • It boasts one of the largest indigenous student populations in Canada, annually enrolling over 2,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.
  • There are 19 libraries at the university housing more than 2.5 million books.
  • The university attracts thousands of visitors each year and supports more than 20,000 local jobs. It claims that for every dollar it spends, $1.85 is generated for the local economy.
  • A total of 98 Manitoba’s students have been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship award—more than any other university in Western Canada.