A hub for pioneering initiatives, our Academic Innovations Department serves as a sandbox for innovative ideas and partnerships at Booth UC. Under the guidance of the new department, we have a number of exciting pilot projects currently underway.

Explore each project and see our innovative approach in action. Get ready to be inspired!

ASPIRE Associate of Arts

Accelerated Student Pathways to Innovative and Relevant Education (ASPIRE) offers accelerated degree programs for both domestic and international students. Students will enjoy smaller class sizes, a collaborative learning environment and faculty who believe in education for a better world.

Typically completed in under two years, the ASPIRE Associate of Arts program prepares you for work or further study through a well-rounded liberal arts education.


ASPIRE Associate of Business Administration

Looking for a shorter degree program? Typically completed in under two years, the ASPIRE Associate of Business Administration is designed for you.

Through a balance of focused business courses and liberal arts skills, you’ll get the knowledge and skills to enter the corporate world, develop and manage a start-up, or pursue further studies.

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Shelter U

Shelter University (Shelter U) focuses on vulnerable and marginalized peoples in Winnipeg, offering free university-level, non-credit courses to shelter-based clients. Through the program, we’re encouraging non-traditional learners to undergo a process of self-transformation and achieve real social change themselves.


Contact Us

To learn more, contact the Academic Innovations Department.

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