College universitaire de Saint-Boniface
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Tuition: $3,210.00  Students: 1,000
200, avenue de la Cathédrale
Winnipeg, MB      R2H 0H7

College universitaire de Saint-Boniface

The oldest university in Western Canada, the College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface (CUSB) was established in 1818 as a school for boys in the Red River Colony. It became incorporated in 1871, when the province of Manitoba was created. Its first 150 years were under the supervision of the Jesuit Fathers. Today, it is Manitoba’s French language university which offers specialized, general, professional, and technical training programs to students. It is affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and its motto is: Je veux faire du bon (I aspire to be productive). ... continued below

About College universitaire de Saint-Boniface

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface assists students who are looking for a place to live inside the campus. The residence is close to the campus and other commercial services in Saint-Boniface, and students can choose from living in a studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. All of them include a bathroom, stove, kitchen table and chairs, desk, bed, dresser, refrigerator, and a kitchen. Laundry services are located on each floor of the residence building. The one and two bedroom apartments also have an added amenity of a living room.

Student Services and Student Life

Becoming a student at CUSB will be an exciting experience for students. Not only will they meet people from all walks of life and make new friends, they can also take advantage of the following services provided by the University: The Alfred-Monnin Library (offers an extensive collection of an estimated 100,000 books in addition to subscriptions that number around 500 periodicals and newspapers), Tutoring Centre (free one-on-one, personalized aid to students of all academic programs), Computer Centre (students are provided state-of-the-art computer laboratories 24 hours a day), Student Mobility, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (credits can be attained for whatever knowledge a student has acquired outside the traditional classroom setting), Office of the Registrar, Academic Advising and Counselling (Academic advisors help students with their program choices and courses, while the counselling services offer personal support to students in need of guidance and advice), Language Enrichment Service (assist businesses, government agencies, and organizations that seek bilingual staff by assessing the candidates’ language skills), Internet Communications Service (design, manage, and maintain the CUSB website), and Equipment Service (provides CUSB students and its other staff audio-visual equipment).

The Student Association helps make the students’ life on the campus as stimulating and as fun as possible. It is a member of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).

Students who are into sports and fitness can avail of the diverse fitness sports, intercollegiate, and intramural programs offered by the campus. Students can go to Sportex, the on-campus fitness centre, or play fun sports, like basketball and volleyball. The Student Centre is a place for students to relax, eat, meet up with friends, and take part in many diverse cultural activities. La Pastorale, the campus ministry, offers support, counselling services, retreats, Bible discussions, weekly liturgy, and activity nights. Students who are into arts and culture can take part or join the Chiens de Soleil Theatre Company, House band, Concert series, Lectures, discussions, workshops, forums, etc., CBAU, the university radio station, Art gallery, Comedy nights, and Le Réveil, the student newspaper.

Academic Programs

CUSB offers undergraduate programs in the following areas: Faculty of Arts, School of Translation, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Work, and Faculty of Education

Off-Campus Living

Students who want to live outside the campus can take advantage of CUSB's website that lists housing opportunities available to students near the campus and the Winnipeg areas.

Winnipeg Information

Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Winnipeg is located at the eastern edge of the prairie region of Western Canada, and, due to this, plays a prominent role in transportation, finance, manufacturing, agriculture and education. Winnipeg also lies in close proximity to hundreds of lakes, including Lake Winnipeg, Canada's fifth largest lake and the world's eleventh largest.

Winnipeg is the sunshine capital of Canada, with over 2300 hours of sun annually. Winnipeg has the second clearest skies year-round and is the second sunniest city in Canada in the winter.

Winnipeg is well known across the prairies for its arts and culture. The isolation of the city led to the development of many homegrown cultural institutions in theatre, music and dance. As the city developed, it became one of the main stops in Canada for artists as they travelled across Canada. It remains one of the top destinations today.


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