On behalf of the Office of the President, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to you as you begin your academic journey at the University of Manitoba. We have a great range of Indigenous courses and programs that you can select from, as well as outstanding Indigenous faculty members and administrative staff. There are over 82 degree, diploma and certificate programs available to help you pursue your dreams and focus on your future. The University of Manitoba is a wonderful place to be!
The University of Manitoba has two large campuses – Fort Garry Campus and the downtown Bannatyne Campus, both of which are on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and the Metis. The Bannatyne Campus offers full range academic programs in the areas of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. The University of Manitoba also has its Inner City Social Work Program in the heart of Winnipeg’s North End and the Northern Social Work Program in Thompson.
Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge located at Fort Garry Campus has a team dedicated to help you succeed with your academic aspirations and will provide an orientation on campus if requested. Our goal is to support all Indigenous students - First Nations, Metis and Inuit - and help you with your transition into the University of Manitoba. A good starting point is to come and visit us at Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge and learn more about the type of services we have to offer. You can also come meet our Elders-in-residence and on-site Indigenous student advisors. The Migizii Agamik team is here to provide you with cultural, spiritual, and academic advice. Migizii Agamik is also a friendly gathering place so you can come here to study, access our student computer lab, or simply hang out and meet new friends 24/7.
I would encourage you to get involved in our very active Indigenous community by joining The Circle at the Aboriginal Student Centre, the PACT mentorship program or get involved with the UM Aboriginal Students’ Association or the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment. There are also a number of Indigenous events and gatherings to celebrate the rich cultural diversity at the University of Manitoba.
As a graduate from the University of Manitoba and now the Executive Lead for Indigenous Achievement, I can honestly say that the University of Manitoba is a wonderful and supportive academic institution. We are here to make your university experience a positive one. Once again – warmest welcome to you, and please feel free to drop in for a visit at Migizii Agamik.
Until our paths cross,