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A rainforest.

Discovering the Road Less Travelled

November 6, 2017 — 
There is a well-worn route many students take through university: car to classroom, classroom to car, home, repeat.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Postcard photo by Aaron Cohen/CMHR

Just as I am

October 19, 2017 — 
Joanna Hawkins knows well the barriers that exist in the world. Deaf since age three, the American Sign Language teacher and actress signs in videos played throughout the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

John Kearsey. photo by Thomas Fricke

A treasure to be shared

October 19, 2017 — 
This year I was blessed with the opportunity to experience directly the profound impact made by the University of Manitoba—not only here at home, but also around the world.

David Barnard stands in ARTLab. photo by Mike Latschislaw

Global Village

October 19, 2017 — 
It was a University of Manitoba alumnus—philosopher and author Marshall McLuhan—who first introduced the concept of a “global village.”

Zahra Baseri photo by Mary Rose

Unveiling Zahra

October 19, 2017 — 
Zahra Baseri’s school headmaster in Iran warned her often that girls shouldn’t ride bicycles. Any female who dared to do so would endure a painful fate in the afterlife.

Grand Beach, with its three kilometres of white sand on Lake Winnipeg’s east shore, is often touted as one of North America’s best beaches. // photo courtesy of Travel Manitoba

Grand Idea

October 19, 2017 — 
A cart at Grand Beach and some entrepreneurial spirit—that’s how the founders of clothing giant Mondetta got their start in the late 1980s.

Moon photo by Reid Wiseman‚ courtesy of NASA

Out of this world

October 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Nathalie Sleno [MD/11] is a physician‚ pilot‚ mother of seven and one of 17 Canadians whom the Canadian Space Agency shortlisted to become the country’s next astronaut.

archival images from University of Manitoba Digital Archive Collection

Treasure Trove

October 19, 2017 — 
In an old cabinet in the Buller Building‚ faculty uncovered beautiful botanical images‚ diagrams and charts in ink and watercolour dating back to the early 1900s.

David Foster. photo courtesy of the David Foster Foundation

David Foster

October 19, 2017 — 
He remembers the exact moment when everything clicked. He was a teen, into classical music‚ when the Beatles’ She Loves You came on the radio—“It literally transformed my life.”

Tim Penner. // Photo by David Lipnowski [BA(Hons)/08]

Tim Penner

October 19, 2017 — 
He grew up working at his uncle’s movie theatre and while sweeping up popcorn‚ fell in love with film.

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