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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

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 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.

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.

A photograph in which a group of people walk on a sandbar underneath a bright, clouded sun. The photo is offset in a field of plain black.

I Was There

June 8, 2022 — 
As a visual storyteller, UM alum Aaron Vincent 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.

A pop screenprinting-style illustration of two hands entwined with string.

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

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