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University of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg
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University of Winnipeg

 The University of Winnipeg, in Winnipeg, was established in 1967 from the former United College, then a member college of UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA and affiliated with the UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA. United College was founded in 1938 through the amalgamation of Manitoba College (founded in 1871 by the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH) and Wesley College (founded in 1888 by the METHODIST Church).

The University of Winnipeg is a public liberal arts and science institution offering a full undergraduate degree program in arts, science and education, an undergraduate Aboriginal program, a graduate program in theology, and joint graduate programs in public administration, history and religious studies. Its Collegiate Division enrols about 700 students in a unique high school program taught in a university environment. Its Continuing Education Division offers a variety of diploma and certificate programs in computers, management studies, communications, foreign languages and English as a Second Language.

Menno Simons College, an affiliated college located on campus, specializes in Conflict Resolution Studies and International Development Studies and maintains a close relationship with the University's Chair of Mennonite Studies. The university partners with Red River Community College to offer a number of applied degree/diploma programs, the University of Manitoba to offer joint graduate programs, and the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Resource Centre to offer a Bachelor of Theology specializing in native ministry. The university is also home to Canada's first undergraduate program in Environmental Studies, which was established in 1969.

The campus is located downtown and the city-oriented university provides a variety of educational, recreational and cultural services to the community, as well as urban research and education activities through its nationally renowned Institute of Urban Studies. The University of Winnipeg has over 4000 full-time and 2250 part-time students.

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