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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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