University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university.
Founded more than 135 years ago, and located in the heart of the country. They are the region’s largest and only research-intensive university offering over 90 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level including professional disciplines such as medicine, law, and engineering. They have over 29,000 students, 8,500 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni. Nearly 11.2 per cent of their current students are international, representing close to 104 countries. The University of Manitoba is a coeducational, nondenominational, government-supported institution. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Canada is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometers in total, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world’s longest land border shared by the same two countries. Canada’s two official languages are English and French. The capital of Canada is Ottawa and the largest city is Toronto. Ethnic groups
living in Canada are 76.7% European, 14.2% Asian, 4.3% Aboriginal, 2.9% Black, 1.2 % Latin American, 0.5% Multiracial and 0.3% other. Currency is Canadian dollar.
Canada has around 31,700 large lakes, more than any other country, containing much of the world’s fresh water. There are also fresh-water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains.
Winnipeg is one of the most affordable cities in Canada and is full of opportunities. As the 2010 Culture Capital of Canada, Winnipeg is a city where people can experience a wide array of world-class arts and culture on every corner. It is also home to a professional baseball team, the Winnipeg Goldeyes, a National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Winnipeg Jets, and a professional football team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who will soon play in their new stadium located on the U of M campus. The best 10 things to see and do in Winnipeg: The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Exchange District, The Manitoba Museum, St. Boniface/Winnipeg’s Frensh Quarter, Wonders of Nature, Assiniboine Par, Cultural Experiences, Sports and Gaming and Royal Canadian Mint.
Student Life offers students a range of local programs. Local Programs are Reading Buddies, The PRAXIS Program, The Children Rising Mentorship Program and Alternative Reading Week Winnipeg.
Exchange students have possibility to live on-campus and off-campus. Accommodation listings are also available on the ICS website.
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