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Dorthe Jensen in a blue parka, with ice surrounding her face.

Below the Surface

November 4, 2019 — 
To know what’s happening to our climate is to know the secrets held within ancient ice. New UM research recruit Dorthe Dahl-Jensen travels in time to reveal natural‚ abrupt warming shifts of the past that could collide with humankind’s modern-day missteps—What then?

A portrait of a woman with coloured squares juxtaposed next to it.


November 4, 2019 — 
We asked four alumni artists to tell us the vision behind their art. Then we asked strangers‚ What do you see?

Spencer's burns cover 90 per cent of his body, including his entire face.

After the Fire

November 4, 2019 — 
Go to the frontlines of burn care‚ and you’ll find a holistic team of caregivers‚ researchers and students ready to act. At the helm: UM professor Dr. Sarvesh Logsetty— a surgeon behind dramatic reconstructive procedures. They’re quietly guarding against superbugs. Inventing high-tech dressings. Reimagining next-generation skin. And navigating the emotional scars of those who’ve survived.

An illustration of the new SmartPark Innovation Hub

Where Ideas Collide

November 4, 2019 — 
Take a peek inside the new Smartpark Innovation Hub on the Fort Garry campus, designed to bring people and ideas together to grow Manitoba’s start-up community.

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.

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