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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.

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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The Battery Revolution

October 26, 2021 — 
Will this innocuous everyday item be key in solving our climate crisis? Faculty of Science researcher Christian Kuss thinks so

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What Lies Beneath

October 26, 2021 — 
Exploring sunken ships and boarding fishing vessels hiding drugs for terrorists—an anthropology grad shares his unconventional path

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Express Yourself

October 26, 2021 — 
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

Justin Lagan stands in a field at sunset in a bright floral shirt.

‘Recording our History’

October 26, 2021 — 
What do Elders have to say about climate change? Student and film buff Justin Langan finds out

A scrapbook-style collection of snippets from the alumni journal.

What’s in a Magazine?

October 26, 2021 — 
A look back at early iterations of our UM alumni publication

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