The Gratitude Issue
As we wrap the Front and Centre campaign, we celebrate the stories of impact on our campuses and around the world. See the people—and the passion—behind the transformative gifts, and how they’re changing everything for students, researchers and the communities we partner with.
They bring idealism and passion—and they’re driven to amplify the voices of others. The master of human rights program at UM is the first of its kind in Canada and among the few in the world.
Urgency demands action.
Global public health researcher James Blanchard takes readers to India, revealing how his team’s work—fueled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—is improving health outcomes for mothers and their babies.
Inside Spring 2020
A throwback to the beginnings of the campaign when we shared—in grand fashion—our ambitious $500-million goal.
From the President
An Inspiring Journey
A farewell message from President David Barnard as his 12 years at the helm of the University of Manitoba come to a close.
John Kearsey, Vice-President (External), reflects on the massive undertaking that is the Front and Centre campaign.
Making a Transformative Impact
Take a look at some of our extraordinary numbers we celebrate from this campaign.
The Inspiration Within
To pay it forward, to invest in Manitoba, to solve global injustices—hear why donors took their place Front and Centre.
Why didn’t I think of that?
Meet Noah Palansky, a student with a great idea—and now a great business—who was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of donor Stu Clark.
Better spaces, more places
Donors funded upgrades to 37 buildings and brought to life another seven. See how they’re constructing environments to ignite creativity.
New technology, new leads
One piece of equipment and the many ways it’s being used to advance research into the brain and spinal cord.
Grateful for our donors
Every donor and every dollar made a monumental impact. Here, we feature some transformative gifts—and the philanthropists behind them.
More Women in STEM
Videogame developer Ubisoft on the male-dominated industry and their new scholarship for women in computer science.
Truth sparks reconciliation.
They are the children lost to Residential Schools. How new student internships are helping to memorialize the boys and girls who never returned home.
Faculty, staff and retirees give $5.9 million
Why UM computer scientist John Anderson gave back—and why he credits UM innovation with saving his life.
We caught up with students from the new President’s Student Leadership Program to find out what they’ve learned from the experience—and each other.
I got this.
Dogged by imposter syndrome, Andrew Fenwick found empowerment through a personal connection to the namesake of the scholarship he received.
A new research chair in multiple sclerosis promises to help unravel the causes of this neurological disorder affecting 100,000 Canadians.
Indigenous Culture and Sport
The groundbreaking SPARC program is changing how physical education is taught in Indigenous communities in Manitoba.
Fueling their drive to see a better world
How young alumnus Mihskakwan James Harper found his calling to engineer a more sustainable world.
More than $46 million from students, for students.
Hear from our students about why it was important to give. “Philanthropy is building our community together.”
Powering Manitoba’s Knowledge Economy
Donors supporting UM graduate students inspire a pursuit to answer important questions, like Can we build a better MRI?
The Future of Work
Ethical issues abound in the contemporary workplace. Here’s how a new professorship will tackle the new world of work.
How do we protect the pristine Arctic?
The new Churchill Marine Observatory will help navigate new challenges in the North, as the inaccessible locale opens itself to exploration and shipping.
Part law student, part poet, Chimwemwe Undi tells us how a scholarship gave her the freedom to keep creating—and enlightening—through prose.
Legacy impacts generations.
An Rh-baby, all grown up, shows gratitude for a new research chair connected to a pioneering—and lifesaving—UM discovery.
Heather’s Gratitude Picks
Longtime UM supporter Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo Books and Music, shares her top gratitude-themed reads.
Unique Gifts (of Kindness)
Explore donated gifts that take many forms, from a piano, to a controlled-environment chamber, to a butterfly collection.