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Time Traveller

May 1, 2017 — 
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.

May 1, 2017 — 
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.

Finding Happy

May 1, 2017 — 
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.

I Survived

May 1, 2017 — 
They found a ray of light in the unthinkable dark. How three members of our University of Manitoba community who asked themselves ‘Why am I here?’ turned hardship into stories of hope, and changed national conversations.

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.

Creating a Path Forward in Indigenous Achievement

May 1, 2017 — 
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.

// PHOTO BY IAN MCCAUSLAND

Warrior of Change

September 26, 2016 — 
He is a man who has lived both genders. A judge who has spent a lifetime feeling judged. It’s taken nearly 40 years, but Kael McKenzie is finally the person he was always meant to be.

Jim Kor sits in a partially finished prototype of his car of the future, the Urbee, left. // PHOTO BY PHIL HOSSACK, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The Disruptors

September 26, 2016 — 
From printable green cars to ever-present artificial intelligence to apps that make our lives easier, our alumni are leading the way in transformative technology.

PAINTING ENTITLED SHAMAN DREAM BY ROBERT HOULE [BA/72, DLITT/14]

The New Wave

September 26, 2016 — 
With every new wave of Indigenous leadership there is more opportunity, more progress and more transformation. We asked several of our Indigenous alumni to share their thoughts on being an Indigenous leader in 2016.

A Satellite’s Gravity

September 26, 2016 — 
The U of M’s satellite project is a challenge-driven learning opportunity that has pulled more than 100 students—from engineering to fine arts—into its gravitational field.

Words Meet Action

May 3, 2016 — 
Leaders stand out. They push boundaries. And they remind us that we can too. Meet the recipients of the 2016 University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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