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Anne Mahon sits with a trio of megaphones, hands clasped.

‛Behind Every Face is a Story’

May 2, 2019 — 
Incoming Chancellor Anne Mahon wants to know yours.

Source of Inspiration

May 2, 2019 — 
A U of M alumna and journalist comes back to campus to recognize a milestone for women.

A photo frame hangs on a green wall. In the frame is a silhouette of a woman with multiple copies of the letters GTAC printed inside of it.


May 2, 2019 — 
The smallest typo in the billions of letters that make up our genetic code can carry huge, heart-wrenching consequences. While the genetic diseases they trigger strike with rare odds globally, they can target communities with a less diverse gene pool. U of M researchers reveal the triumphs, and the setbacks, from decades of advocacy and scientific study in Manitoba’s unique populations of Hutterites, Mennonites, Ashkenazi Jews, and Indigenous people.


Deconstructing Privilege

May 2, 2019 — 
When did you last see your privilege? If you’re white, you may never have even glimpsed it. But our alumni, faculty and students are finding ways to expose it. Prepare to get uncomfortable.

Thom Fougere sits in a chair of his own design.

The Evolution of Thom

October 24, 2018 — 
At only 24, he was offered a seat at the forefront of Canadian furniture design. Seven years later, with his own studio in the mix, Thom Fougere [BEnvD/09] talks about his wins and fails—and the creative process that keeps him in his own head.

Bruce Ford treks through the forest on a hike

The Seekers

October 24, 2018 — 
It can happen anywhere, anytime—the type of joy, loss or discovery that changes you. Meet five members of our University of Manitoba community who take us back to the places, and the moments, where they found what they were looking for.

A drone flies over a farmer's field. Illustration by Leona Harder

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Millennial Farmers

October 24, 2018 — 
Exploring the push—and pushback—of technology on the family farm, and how one young ranching couple (who met on an “Aggies” pub crawl) is finding their own way.

Vaclav Smil. // photo by David Lipnowski [BA(Hons)/08]

Vaclav Smil

October 24, 2018 — 
If you want to know what this University of Manitoba Distinguished Professor Emeritus has to say about the state of our world, just ask his biggest fan, Bill Gates.

The New Work

May 1, 2018 — 
Reimagine the workplace as U of M researchers and alumni navigate the world of artificial intelligence and 20-something CEOs, nap pods and power shifts. How a new structure and space is transforming our 9 to 5.


May 1, 2018 — 
The recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards are back on campus and telling us about the work they do (or wish they did).

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