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A still from Eternal Spring, in which a character runs in a dark alley while glancing behind them with a look of fear.

Harnessing Change

November 17, 2023 — 
Alum Judith Cheung, associate producer of the documentary Eternal Spring, is building a career raising awareness of atrocities in China. The film, a former Oscar candidate, also serves as a teaching tool for UM students.

Animated illustration of flowers emerging upward from the veins and arteries of a heart.

What Happens When We Donate our Body to Science?

November 17, 2023 — 
What happens when we donate our body to science? We posed the question to Alexa Hryniuk, assistant professor in UM’s department of human anatomy and cell science.

Willow reclines in a photograph in a collage-esque image.

A Northern Light

October 20, 2023 — 
From showcasing Arctic life to millions of followers on Tiktok to representing Inuvik in international fashion, to helping others heal from trauma—this UM student says it’s about bringing her voice, culture and community to the world.

Gabor Mate speaks before a crowd.

The Truth About Trauma

September 27, 2023 — 
Physician and author Dr. Gabor Maté explores the complexities of unhealed wounds, and why the country needs a permanent home for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Jen Gunter stands in an outdoor garden between flowers and a brick wall.

What Everyone’s Talking About

June 5, 2023 — 
From a myth-debunking physician who calls out the Kardashians to a structural engineer who swapped blue prints for baking

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.

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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 kicker Maya Turner in the national spotlight after becoming first woman to play in a regular-season university game

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