When a baby born this year comes of age, what will her world be? As Canada marks its 150th and the University of Manitoba its 140th, our alumni imagine the life of a student circa 2042.
Friendly. Polite. Generous.
All words we see in the same sentence as Canada. But what about: fierce, daring, bold? Meet the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards—graduates who bring their passion, without apology.
We see versions of it on Facebook. We look for it in yoga class or in that book on mindfulness. But still it hides. Canada is the seventh happiest country in the world. University of Manitoba researchers weigh in on the universal and complicated search.
Inside Spring 2017
Creating a Path Forward in Indigenous Achievement
The Bentwood Box sits in a sunny alcove overlooking the Red River and easily commands the attention of the room, as it has done throughout the emotional journey that brought it here.
When he was younger he wanted to invent things, and he also enjoyed making arguments. His parents said he should pursue law, but he chose philosophy.
One Country, Many Stories
Winnipeg holds the record for the largest Canada Day living flag. And each person in red or white brings with them a personal connection to this land.
A Look Forward
“We can make Canada even better.” This was a statement I heard repeated many times, and from many people, at Converge 2017.
Lifting Us All
150 for Canada, 140 for the University of Manitoba. 50, a new label for me to wear.
Life is a Stage
When Ari Cohen [BA/91], who stars in the CBC series Shoot the Messenger, first stepped on stage with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre—and got paid—he realized: Hey, maybe acting is a viable career.
Chimwemwe Undi [BA(Adv)/16] loves to see quirky misspellings on Twitter, like Pre-Madonna. While grammarians get mad, the 22-year- old linguistics grad—a rising star in Canadian spoken word poetry—gets excited.
When I see someone shoot up, licking their arm first to clean the skin, the nurse in me urges them to use alcohol instead.
Governor General David Johnston
As the nation marks a big birthday, the Queen’s representative in Canada—one of a select 28 since Confederation—wants to know what your gift to this country will be.
The Art of Science
As both scientist and artist, Seema Goel is intentionally unconventional.
Items found in the office of Brian Dobie [BPE/74, CertEd/75], Bison football head coach
The Order of Canada
How fitting that a snowflake be the design motif around which Bruce Beatty created the Order of Canada’s iconic insignia in 1967.