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Thom Fougere sits in a chair of his own design.

The Evolution of Thom

October 24, 2018 — 
At only 24, he was offered a seat at the forefront of Canadian furniture design. Seven years later, with his own studio in the mix, Thom Fougere [BEnvD/09] talks about his wins and fails—and the creative process that keeps him in his own head.

Bruce Ford treks through the forest on a hike

The Seekers

October 24, 2018 — 
It can happen anywhere, anytime—the type of joy, loss or discovery that changes you. Meet five members of our University of Manitoba community who take us back to the places, and the moments, where they found what they were looking for.

A drone flies over a farmer's field. Illustration by Leona Harder

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Millennial Farmers

October 24, 2018 — 
Exploring the push—and pushback—of technology on the family farm, and how one young ranching couple (who met on an “Aggies” pub crawl) is finding their own way.

Vaclav Smil. // photo by David Lipnowski [BA(Hons)/08]

Vaclav Smil

October 24, 2018 — 
If you want to know what this University of Manitoba Distinguished Professor Emeritus has to say about the state of our world, just ask his biggest fan, Bill Gates.

The New Work

May 1, 2018 — 
Reimagine the workplace as U of M researchers and alumni navigate the world of artificial intelligence and 20-something CEOs, nap pods and power shifts. How a new structure and space is transforming our 9 to 5.


May 1, 2018 — 
The recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards are back on campus and telling us about the work they do (or wish they did).

One Night

May 1, 2018 — 
Walk with alumnus Mitch Bourbonniere, who knows that a life’s work is more than what we do for a living. He helped create the Bear Clan foot patrol so Winnipeg’s most vulnerable aren’t alone in the cold. From a career, he found a calling.

Masters of Disaster

May 1, 2018 — 
When it strikes, most people feel the urge to run away. But with experts in the growing field of disaster response, they run toward. From the scholars who research in the chaotic aftermath, to the doctors who heal in the makeshift, they’re telling us what to expect when faced with the unexpected.

An alley in Nairobi. Photo by Will Swanson

The Pain. The Progress.

October 19, 2017 — 
The University of Manitoba’s partnerships in Nairobi have helped to demystify HIV resistance among sex workers and inform policy that’s curbed the spread of the virus worldwide. Meet five people at the front lines in Kenya. The scientist. The doctor. The student. The women surviving the epidemic.

Illustrations by Jane Heinrichs [BA/05]

My World

October 19, 2017 — 
Three alumni living overseas—in London‚ Istanbul and Tel Aviv—tell us how they’re making these global hubs their own, and what the state of the world looks like just outside their window.

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