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Murray Sinclair poses against a white wall.


May 2, 2023 — 
Alum Murray Sinclair, who’s listened to thousands of personal stories of suffering and survival, shares his own. Why the former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission chooses joy over anger.

An animated image made to look like a paper collage. It features the Netflix logo, factories, and photos of people, as well as an Oscar trophy.

Culture Shift

April 18, 2023 — 
Alum Jeff Liu played a starring role in a unique business experiment that brought Chinese workers to middle America, captured in the Oscar-winning documentary American Factory. As president of a global auto-glass company, he had a window into a world of clashing cultures, humanity in the workplace, and what it takes to get ahead.

A collage image of a person in a racing car travelling toward a bright set of concentric circles.


March 22, 2023 — 
What does it take to be among the elite who design the world’s fastest, most aerodynamic or climate friendly cars? Two alumni offer insights from the vanguard of automotive engineering.

A grid illustration of hospital manikin faces.

Makeover via Manikin

February 24, 2023 — 
See how simulation is transforming the way we teach nursing

Maya Turner poses in her uniform in a photograph overlaid on a bright yellow background.

Field Goals

February 1, 2023 — 
Bisons back-up kicker Maya Turner, the first woman to score a point in a Canadian university football game, makes things her own.

A collection of particles fall beneath sunlit water.

The Big (Tiny) Problem

January 17, 2023 — 
Microplastics in our waters may threaten ecosystems and accelerate the melting of Arctic sea ice. But are we ignoring the greater danger at the heart of this climate conundrum?

A historic black and white photograph of students swimming in vintage swimsuits.

Lost Spaces

December 20, 2022 — 
From campus bunkbeds for napping to diving boards for cannon-balling into the river, long-forgotten UM haunts surface in virtual tour

An illustration of Shannon Mustard surrounded by plants and soil.

Soil Seeker

November 10, 2022 — 
Grad student Shannon Mustard, who’s digging up new ways for farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, tells us why soil is so much more than mud.

Biochemistry and medical genetics Prof. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie stands in a labcoat in front of a plain green background, looking up.

Outsmarting a Brain Tumour

October 7, 2022 — 
This UM researcher’s latest discovery could prevent an aggressive form of brain cancer in children. She’s also finding new drug therapies—through the emerging science of cellular fingerprinting—that will dramatically shift survival rates in the coming years.

An illustration of a cityscape in lines, with a small Ukrainian flag at the top left. One house is in full colour.

War from Afar

September 6, 2022 — 
Donors stepped forward earlier this year with gifts to UM’s emergency bursaries fund, benefitting UM students from Ukraine navigating a new reality.

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