The hidden date for this stamp can be found along the right edge of the stamp.
Canada Post will issue a single domestic rate stamp commemorating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University of Manitoba.
The Founding of the University of Manitoba
On February 28, 1877, western Canada's first university was established, with instruction offered through three existing colleges: St. Boniface College (Catholic); St. John's College (Anglican); and Manitoba College (Presbyterian).
A Growing University
Today, the University of Manitoba has a student body of approximately 21,000 in total, with 22 faculties on two campuses offering over 100 different areas of study at the undergraduate level in addition to graduate and professional programs.
A Series of Designs
The University of Manitoba stamp is one in a series featuring universities; each stamp showing a significant building from the campus, the university seal, and a vignette of an activity. Designed by Semaphor Design Company Inc. of Halifax, the stamp features the Administration Building, with a vignette highlighting the University's role in the development of canola.