Warrior of Change
He is a man who has lived both genders. A judge who has spent a lifetime feeling judged. It’s taken nearly 40 years, but Kael McKenzie is finally the person he was always meant to be.
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 New Wave
With every new wave of Indigenous leadership there is more opportunity, more progress and more transformation. We asked several of our Indigenous alumni to share their thoughts on being an Indigenous leader in 2016.
PhD Candidate Fereshteh Amini is a software developer—the only female PhD student in her lab—whose research focuses on democratizing big data.
At the Crossroads
It’s where protesters come to be heard, where hockey fans wave their flags and where musicians like Randy Bachman find their inspiration: Portage and Main.
From the President
Though some associate a university with permanency and tradition, disruption, too, has a place here, as it does throughout our world.
The Power of Community
This past summer I proudly walked alongside colleagues and friends from the U of M in support of Pride Parade festivities in Winnipeg and later in Steinbach.
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.
Worth the Trip
Only a few short years ago, Michelle McHale had a clear message for her same-sex partner: “I’m not ashamed by our relationship, but I’m not going to run down the street carrying a rainbow flag.”
The Moose Hunt
Grabbing my camera and gear, I hopped into the Jeep with the other members of the hunting party. We were off to spend another cold February evening in search of moose on the back roads of the Athabasca Oil Sands.
A History of Disruption
For 139 years, the U of M has been a place of change. Like in 1950 when the Fort Garry campus was submerged under floodwater.
Conversation with a Visionary
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
U of M President David T. Barnard spoke with Prime Minister Trudeau recently on the value of upending expectations, participating in Pride and understanding disruptive political situations.
The Future of History
Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document artifacts and buildings at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS.
Items found at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Raymond Frogner is the Centre’s new head archivist.
An Unbelievable Day
After Dr. Ernest Rady’s generous gift was announced on May 12, 2016, hundreds of people gathered in the Brodie Atrium on Bannatyne campus to say thank you.
At the Hundredth Meridian
The Tragically Hip are icons of Canadian rock, but in 1988 they arrived to the U of M campus as an up-and-coming band who had been unceremoniously fired from their scheduled gig at a downtown Winnipeg club.