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University of Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 130 years. The founding colleges were Manitoba College (1871), and Wesley College (1888), which merged to form United College in 1938.
Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg is a primarily undergraduate institution, providing instruction in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It offers degrees in theology and music in partnership with the Canadian Mennonite University, also located in Winnipeg. The University of Winnipeg is a provincially and privately funded post-secondary institution with undergraduate and selected graduate programs. The University of Winnipeg is spread over three city blocks.
Students at the university are represented by the University of Winnipeg Students' Association .
- Lloyd Axworthy, politician and current UW President
- Fred Penner, children's entertainer
- Bill Blaikie, NDP politician
- Susan Thompson, former mayor of Winnipeg
- Bif Naked (Beth Torbert), punk rock singer
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