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?
UM Today the Magazine Spring 2021
It Happened Here
Longing to be back together in UM spaces, we asked three alumni for their most meaningful campus memory
You Can Run for How Long?
In these pandemic times, what ultramarathoner Glen Redpath can teach us about endurance
Acclaimed journalist Michael Posner on his serendipitous encounter with the iconic Leonard Cohen
Making an Impression
Luther Konadu constructs photographs that are tactile and personal, and the world is taking notice
Looking for a big idea to move us forward? Here’s two—from alumni Frank Busch and Marcia Friesen
Voices of Pandemic Past
The personal stories of rural Manitobans in the fight of their lives, uncovered by alumnus Wayne Chan
Baby Knows Best
The head of UM’s Baby Language Lab tells us why baby talk around the world isn’t child play
In the Loop
Scan the latest UM news, from advancements in COVID-19 treatment to climate change breakthroughs