Tallgrass prairies not only mitigate global warming, they’re home to biodiversity that took millennia to develop. Now they’re among the most endangered ecosystems in the world. Alumni trying to preserve the last grasslands show us what we stand to lose.
War from Afar
Donors stepped forward earlier this year with gifts to UM’s emergency bursaries fund, benefitting UM students from Ukraine navigating a new reality.
I Was There
As a visual storyteller, UM alum Aaron Elkaim reveals the beauty and brutal truths tucked away in little-known communities, from northern Manitoba to the Amazon rainforest. Here he takes us behind the lens of some of his most meaningful captures.
Minutiae of Music
Alum Gregory Lewis on playing air violin at three, enrolling in university at 16, and working on his doctorate degree at Yale by 25
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.
What Lies Beneath
Exploring sunken ships and boarding fishing vessels hiding drugs for terrorists—an anthropology grad shares his unconventional path.
Meet two alumni—one 90 and one 21—who have something to say about aging with a bold voice, and using AI to detect disease way faster.
Agents of Change
Introducing our 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—those who don’t just talk about challenging the status quo, they make things happen.
Assistant professor Lori Blondeau talks vulnerability and walks us through her award-winning portfolio.
Making an Impression
Luther Konadu constructs photographs that are tactile and personal, and the world is taking notice.
The Battery Revolution
Will this innocuous everyday item be key in solving our climate crisis? Faculty of Science researcher Christian Kuss thinks so.
Recording our History
What do Elders have to say about climate change? Student and film buff Justin Langan finds out.
When Human and Animal Collide
Our encounters are becoming more complex thanks to climate change’s fury and our sprawl into the wilds. And now, considering the risk of infectious disease spilling over, it’s time to explore the human and animal relationship anew.
The Mummy Whisperer
It’s not a career choice for the faint-hearted. Meet the eccentric alumna who unearths important stories from the ancient past in the name of cultural preservation and out of respect for those who came before.
Out of Sight / Out of Mind
COVID-19 in prisons got our attention. Manitoba has quietly been home to the highest incarceration rates in the country, with a grossly disproportionate number of Indigenous people behind bars. And Canada has one of the highest prison rates in the world. Members of our UM community who’ve witnessed a broken system are pushing for change and greater empathy—but is society ready?
Acclaimed journalist Michael Posner on his serendipitous encounter with the iconic Leonard Cohen
Would I Live or Would I Die?
On the 40th anniversary of the HIV epidemic, L.A.-based Dahn Hiuni recalls those first mysterious cases.
You Can Run for How Long?
In these pandemic times, what ultramarathoner Glen Redpath can teach us about endurance