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Terry Fox on his historic run.

Strength in Solace

September 29, 2020 — 
The kinship alumnus Troy Woods feels with Winnipeg-born Terry Fox

A train car with a colourful Expedition Churchill wrapping showing a polar bear and a woman with binoculars.

Churchill and the Polar Bear

May 2, 2019 — 
Heidi den Haan tells us about the relationship between Churchill residents and their 1,000-pound neighbours.

An aerial view of Brandon, Man., with a population of nearly 50,000. // photo by Tim Smith

Bright Lights

October 24, 2018 — 
Find out what Brandon, Man., and Las Vegas have in common.

Striking a Chord

May 1, 2018 — 
Voices of the past reveal themselves in a monument honouring the Winnipeg General Strike.

Grand Beach, with its three kilometres of white sand on Lake Winnipeg’s east shore, is often touted as one of North America’s best beaches. // photo courtesy of Travel Manitoba

Grand Idea

October 19, 2017 — 
A cart at Grand Beach and some entrepreneurial spirit—that’s how the founders of clothing giant Mondetta got their start in the late 1980s.

Life is a Stage

May 1, 2017 — 
When Ari Cohen [BA/91], who stars in the CBC series Shoot the Messenger, first stepped on stage with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre—and got paid—he realized: Hey, maybe acting is a viable career.

The iconic Winnipeg Art Gallery, with its distinctive shape and Tyndall stone exterior, was built in 1971. // PHOTO BY ERNEST MAYER

Artistic Impression

September 26, 2016 — 
Karel Funk’s first solo exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery—known for showcasing the work of U of M alumni—feels like a homecoming of sorts.

Bringing it to the Table

May 3, 2016 — 
In the last six to eight years Winnipeg has become a Mecca of design culture, and our alumni are leading the way.

Building Blocks

September 15, 2015 — 
Former Winnipeg airport art continues to captivate and inspire at its new campus home.

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