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Willow reclines in a photograph in a collage-esque image.

A Northern Light

October 20, 2023 — 
From showcasing Arctic life to millions of followers on Tiktok to representing Inuvik in international fashion, to helping others heal from trauma—this UM student says it’s about bringing her voice, culture and community to the world.

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.

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

Dalima Chhibber kicks a soccer ball in a monotone silhouette that goes through different colours.

Bend it Like Dalima

April 16, 2021 — 
Why this UM Bison soccer star Dalima Chhibber got mobbed at the mall

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.

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