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The main Fort Garry campus is a complex on the Red River in south Winnipeg. It has an area of 2.74 square kilometres. More than 60 major buildings support the teaching and research programs of the university. we take pride in providing world-class education to many of Canada's best and brightest students. By recognizing the potential in all who have a desire to learn, and by offering students an exceptional education in a supportive environment, the University of Manitoba opens doors to a future of possibilities.
Currently there are over 1,600 Aboriginal students attending the University of Manitoba. In 2006, seven out of the 14 recipients of the prestigious Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards were University of Manitoba students, and half of them also won a Helen Betty Osborne Helen Betty Osborne, or Betty Osborne (1952 - November 13, 1971), was a Cree Aboriginal woman from Norway House reserve who was kidnapped and murdered while walking down Third Street in The Pas, Manitoba on the evening of November 13, 1971. Memorial Foundation Scholarship. At convocation CONVOCATION, eccles. law. This word literally signifies called together. The assembly of the representatives of the clergy. As to the powers of convocations, see Shelf. on M. & D. 23., See Court of Convocation. , about five per cent of the graduates are of Aboriginal ancestry an·ces·try
n. pl. an·ces·tries
1. Ancestral descent or lineage.
2. Ancestors considered as a group.
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For many Aboriginal students, attending university means leaving home and the familiar support network of family and community. At the University of Manitoba, we strive to create an encouraging environment where students can turn to faculty, staff and fellow students for support and guidance. The new Aboriginal Students' Centre, scheduled to open in early 2008, will be a cultural, spiritual and academic centre for Aboriginal students. It will include meeting spaces, computer labs, study areas and a dedicated space for Elders-in-Residence. The Aboriginal Student Association gives students the opportunity to socialize so·cial·ize
v. so·cial·ized, so·cial·iz·ing, so·cial·iz·es
1. To place under government or group ownership or control.
2. To make fit for companionship with others; make sociable. and share experiences and students can also participate in the Annual Traditional Graduation Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the associated ceremony. The date of event is often called degree day. The event itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation. Pow Wow.
The University of Manitoba is committed to Aboriginal student success, both inside and outside the classroom. Many of our graduates have gone back to their communities as teachers, service workers, technical personnel, and business people, while others have gone on to become prominent politicians, doctors, lawyers, and engineers across Manitoba and beyond. By coming together to share our stories and build our dreams, the University of Manitoba grows in knowledge with Aboriginal students, and together we create a bright future.