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Conversation with a Visionary News Archive

Gigi Osler sits with her hands clasped in front of a wall of framed images.

Dr. Gigi Osler [BScMed/92, MD/92]

November 4, 2019 — 
The former president of the Canadian Medical Association gets candid about physician burnout, lagging tech and greater diversity in health care.

Gail Asper appears in a homely peasant-styled outfit on a stage in a black-and-white photo.

Gail Asper

May 2, 2019 — 
The philanthropist, lawyer and Black Hole Theatre alumna talks about her next pursuit.

Arianna Huffington

May 1, 2018 — 
The media mogul, and recipient of the 2018 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, talks about finding work-life balance no matter what.

David Foster. photo courtesy of the David Foster Foundation

David Foster

October 19, 2017 — 
He remembers the exact moment when everything clicked. He was a teen, into classical music‚ when the Beatles’ She Loves You came on the radio—“It literally transformed my life.”

Governor General David Johnston

May 1, 2017 — 
As the nation marks a big birthday, the Queen’s representative in Canada—one of a select 28 since Confederation—wants to know what your gift to this country will be.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

September 26, 2016 — 
U of M President David T. Barnard spoke with Prime Minister Trudeau recently on the value of upending expectations, participating in Pride and understanding disruptive political situations.

Arlene Dickinson

May 3, 2016 — 
President David T. Barnard goes one-on-one with one of Canada’s most visionary—and most recognizable—entrepreneurs.

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