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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.

A ground squirrel.

Wild Things

October 19, 2017 — 
They’re accustomed to the questions, You work where? and You do what? U of M biologists trek to secluded corners—from the Amazon to the Arctic—to reveal hidden relationships and unknown habits in the animal kingdom, giving conservationists the insights to protect species as our global climate changes.

A 2012 social experiment by American filmmaker and author Errol Morris revealed we are more likely to trust what we read if it appears in a font called Baskerville, which is more than 250 years old.

The Social Experiment

October 19, 2017 — 
Everyday people are turning into researchers and putting human behaviour on view for all to see‚ and scrutinize. How are these experiments—often delivered through social media channels—challenging everything we thought we knew about ourselves?

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.

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