Message from the Dean


Welcome to the University of Manitoba, a member of Canada’s prestigious U15 group of research universities.


Louise Simard

Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Your "Home Away From Home"

On behalf of myself and Associate Deans Dr. Michael Czubryt, Dr. Kelly Main and Dr. Xikui Wang, I would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, commonly known as FGS.

At FGS, we provide oversight for 49 doctoral and 95 master’s graduate programs at the University of Manitoba. As a research-intensive University, our outstanding graduate students strive to achieve national and international recognition. FGS takes pride in ensuring the excellence of our graduate programs and we seek to promote an educational environment that breeds success. Thus, we see FGS as our graduate students’ home away from home.

FGS is located at 500 University Centre where our Front Desk team will be happy to answer your initial inquiries and guide you to appropriate resources. Our Admissions team processes all applications online . Graduate program requirements are detailed in your Graduate Studies Supplemental Regulations and serve as a guide as you advance through your program. Our team of FGS Program Assistants track your progress and assist you in any changes that might affect the timely completion of your degree requirements. To promote success, keep a lookout for FGS Upcoming “Awards and Other Opportunities” emailed to you on a regular bases. Our team of Awards Assistants are available to answer your questions and to process your applications and awards. .

We hope you have a great graduate student experience and wish you all the best in achieving your goals!

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Dr. Louise Simard
Acting Dean (Faculty of Graduate Studies)