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A black-and-white portrait of John Elizabeth Stintzi.

An Awakening

September 29, 2020 — 
Meet author John Stintzi and their journey into self that’s earning critical acclaim

Aandeg Muldrew sits cross-legged on top of a desk in front of a green chalkboard.

Head of the Class

November 4, 2019 — 
Meet Aandeg Muldrew, who, at 19, became UM’s youngest instructor.

Faouzia Ouihya sits in a gauze dress with her head resting on her hand.

That Voice

May 2, 2019 — 
Meet Faouzia Ouihya, singer-songwriter who shuffles between classes and the Billboard charts.

Luke Nickel sits in front of a dim light.

Listen Closely

October 24, 2018 — 
Meet composer Luke Nickel, who loves the mystery of sound—and never got to play the harp.

Inspired Space

May 1, 2018 — 
Meet Cheyenne Thomas, a force behind the vision for the Indigenous Peoples’ Garden.

Zahra Baseri photo by Mary Rose

Unveiling Zahra

October 19, 2017 — 
Zahra Baseri’s school headmaster in Iran warned her often that girls shouldn’t ride bicycles. Any female who dared to do so would endure a painful fate in the afterlife.

Speak Up

May 1, 2017 — 
Chimwemwe Undi [BA(Adv)/16] loves to see quirky misspellings on Twitter, like Pre-Madonna. While grammarians get mad, the 22-year- old linguistics grad—a rising star in Canadian spoken word poetry—gets excited.

Michelle McHale (left) and her partner Karen Phillips lead thousands of revelers at Pride Steinbach on July 9, 2016. // PHOTO BY TREVOR HAGAN

Worth the Trip

September 26, 2016 — 
Only a few short years ago, Michelle McHale had a clear message for her same-sex partner: “I’m not ashamed by our relationship, but I’m not going to run down the street carrying a rainbow flag.”

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