uManitoba announces $500 M goal for "Front and Centre" campaign

November 17, 2014

The University of Manitoba has announced its new “Front and Centre” campaign, with a goal of raising $500 M to support teaching and learning, discovery, and community engagement. In a press release, uManitoba said that the campaign will attract the largest philanthropic investment ever in Manitoba’s history. The Front and Centre campaign will encompass 5 priorities: Indigenous achievement, graduate student support, research excellence, outstanding student experience, and places and spaces. Some of the funding will go toward a new medical campus building, as well as a facility on the Fort Garry campus for the Truth and Reconciliation Centre. “The legacy of this campaign will be profound, supporting transformational change at the University of Manitoba and beyond: in our city, our province, and our global society,” said uManitoba President David Barnard. uManitoba alumnus Paul Soubry, CEO of New Flyer Industries, will serve as campaign Chair. The campaign goal of $500 M comprises $350 M in private fundraising and $150 M in anticipated provincial capital grants. uManitoba Press Release | Winnipeg Free Press