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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.

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.

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.

Masters of Disaster

May 1, 2018 — 
When it strikes, most people feel the urge to run away. But with experts in the growing field of disaster response, they run toward. From the scholars who research in the chaotic aftermath, to the doctors who heal in the makeshift, they’re telling us what to expect when faced with the unexpected.

A ground squirrel.

Wild Things

October 19, 2017 — 
They’re accustomed to the questions, You work where? and You do what? U of M biologists trek to secluded corners—from the Amazon to the Arctic—to reveal hidden relationships and unknown habits in the animal kingdom, giving conservationists the insights to protect species as our global climate changes.

Finding Happy

May 1, 2017 — 
We see versions of it on Facebook. We look for it in yoga class or in that book on mindfulness. But still it hides. Canada is the seventh happiest country in the world. University of Manitoba researchers weigh in on the universal and complicated search.

Jim Kor sits in a partially finished prototype of his car of the future, the Urbee, left. // PHOTO BY PHIL HOSSACK, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The Disruptors

September 26, 2016 — 
From printable green cars to ever-present artificial intelligence to apps that make our lives easier, our alumni are leading the way in transformative technology.

The Inoperable Tumour

May 3, 2016 — 
Told they would never succeed, a team of alumni has pioneered a piece of medical technology that is making the impossible possible.

Ice and Oil

September 13, 2015 — 
The University of Manitoba is taking the lead in understanding how ice and oil mix.

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