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Ameen stands with his arms crossed in a living room.

Displaced

May 17, 2022 — 
Mass migration due to war, and—in the coming decades, scientists predict—climate change, means scores of refugees searching for home and higher education. Meet three UM students finding their way.

A pop screenprinting-style illustration of two hands entwined with string.

The Perfection Trap

April 20, 2022 — 
Are we getting caught up in our pursuit of perfection? Researcher and alum Ben Schellenberg investigates.

Gregory Lewis stands with his instrument case on a hazy street.

Minutiae of Music

March 30, 2022 — 
Alum Gregory Lewis on playing air violin at three, enrolling in university at 16, and working on his doctorate degree at Yale by 25.

Zahra stands in a reflected window with a pensive face.

Remember Me

October 26, 2021 — 
Can we reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? This UM biomedical engineer and advocate—and daughter of a mother who forgot—is determined to find a way.

A pop comic illustration of Cheung and Mark Zuckerberg looking at and holding a tablet as if it were a human baby.

My Firstborn

October 26, 2021 — 
Facebook developer Vincent Cheung tells us about bringing Portal into the world and why we shouldn’t be afraid robots will take over. “AI is really, really dumb.”

An animated GIF of people in a vector illustration style moving toward a centre square.

Gone Viral

October 26, 2021 — 
COVID-19 pulled us together in chaos, stumped infectious disease experts and catapulted their field to newfound fame. Why did this particular coronavirus get so out of hand? And what do we do now?

An illustration of a cluster of boxes with arrows in them in varying colors.

Agents of Change

October 26, 2021 — 
Introducing our 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—those who don’t just talk about challenging the status quo, they make things happen.

President and Vice-Chancellor Michael Benarroch

Inspiration Everywhere

October 26, 2021 — 
Michael Benarroch on how our UM community came through when we needed it most

John Kearsey (Vice-President, External)

Who’s at the Table?

October 26, 2021 — 
Let’s be intentional about bringing together diverse voices

A set of four of Lori Blondeau's works hanging in a gallery.

Self Portrait

October 26, 2021 — 
Assistant professor Lori Blondeau talks vulnerability and walks us through her award-winning portfolio

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