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  • Department of Religion Winter Colloquium

    Monday, January 22, 2024
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    111 St. John's College
    Pizza and snacks will be served.

    "Spiritual Ethics and Perfection in Ruzbihan-i Baqli" by Maryam M. Rezayi, PhD student

    "Imagining Evil in Troubled Times" by Dr. Kenneth MacKendrick, Department of Religion

    All welcome!

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Programs of study

Student resources and opportunties

Writing tutor

The Department of Religion funds a writing tutor to work directly with religion students.

Tuesday's 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday's 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Room 336 Fletcher Argue

Make an appointment with a tutor

Explore your career options in religion

Studying religion opens up a world of professional opportunities in fields including:

  • Education
  • Social work
  • Government
  • Foreign service
  • Communications
  • Publishing
  • Research

Get the information you need for academic planning and connect with experiences to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that employers are seeking.

View the Religion Career Compass

Student awards and financial support


Graduate students

Finding a graduate advisor

Before submitting your application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the Religion Joint Master's program or Religion PhD program, you will need to first find an academic advisor. To assist with this, potential students are encouraged to contact a Religion faculty member directly.

In an email, please let the potential advisor know the following:

  • your area(s) of study and research interest,
  • a bit about yourself, and how to best contact you,
  • a brief summary of your relevant education, community and/or work experiences,
  • a description of your proposed research topic.

Please note that tentative acceptance from an advisor does not guarantee admission into the program.

Past theses

Past Department of Religion theses can be found on MSpace.

View past these on MSpace


Call for participants

Are you interested in the role religious studies has in the public school system? So are we!

We are hosting a series of panels and roundtable discussions regarding the "World of Religions: A Canadian Perspective", a document published by Manitoba Education and Training in 2019 for use with grade 12 students. We are looking for participants to comment on the document and provide feedback for teachers.

Speakers and panelists needed to participate in an upcoming symposium.

Academics, graduate students, undergraduate students or others in the education or research community who are interested in the topic and can share insights.

March or April 2023

Located at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.

Please contact Dr. Kenneth MacKendrick, Department Head if you would like to participate.

Contact us

Department of Religion
328 Fletcher Argue Building
15 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada