University of Manitoba Bannatyne campus

Our story

The University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university, Manitoba's only research-intensive university, is located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

  • 1877

    UM is established

  • 31,000+

    undergraduate and graduate students

  • 181,000+

    alumni living in 139 countries

  • U15

    One of Canada's 15 research-intensive universities

  • Mission

    To create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.

  • Vision

    To take our place among leading universities through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship, and to innovative teaching and learning - uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.

  • Values

    To achieve our vision, we require a commitment to a common set of ideals. The University of Manitoba values: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Collegiality, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, and Sustainability.

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