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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.


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.

Because It’s 2016

May 3, 2016 — 
While we celebrate the many victories for women, we wonder: What would Nellie McClung do?


Total Immersion

May 3, 2016 — 
International students leave their home communities to make or break at the U of M. Much of their success depends on the support they find in their new community.

The Inoperable Tumour

May 3, 2016 — 
Told they would never succeed, a team of alumni has pioneered a piece of medical technology that is making the impossible possible.

Lifetime Achievement: Edward Lyons

May 3, 2016 — 
Every hour, expectant parents around the world are reassured of the health of their unborn child thanks to one of today’s most common diagnostic tools—the ultrasound—and one of its earliest pioneers, U of M’s Dr. Edward Lyons.

Diana Nicholson.

Outstanding Young Alumni: Diana Nicholson

May 3, 2016 — 
Engineer Diana Nicholson says she goes where she’s needed most. So far, that’s been to turbulent refugee camps in Chad, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and to the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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