Lauren Siddall

New scholarship bolsters human rights research

The University of Manitoba has established a new Mahatma Gandhi scholarship for graduate students studying human rights. The scholarship, along with the forthcoming development of a master of human rights program at the university, helps to solidify Winnipeg as one of the leaders of human rights study in the country.



From Here & Away

“Here” means something different to every person. The way in which we interact and engage with our environment varies widely – sometimes so much so…


Ideas matter

The term “liberal education” was coined in classical Greco-Roman times, selected to emphasize its role in analyzing their rulers critically. It was thought to make one wise through studying over time, with the goal of producing a more educated electorate.


Benefits of benevolence

The benefits of volunteerism are virtually infinite. Whether you are interested in advancing your employment opportunities, building a network, or making an impact in your…


Beautiful by design

Beautification is a common goal for most metropolises. Cities quickly turn into masses of concrete where buildings become cookie-cutter and plants growing in the cracks…



Child mental health researcher gets funding boost from feds

Three University of Manitoba researchers have become the recipients of over $3 million in health research Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), providing long-term, stable support to top Canadian health researchers.


Wearing nothing but a smile

While the early bird may get the worm, the funny man always seems to get the girl. Countless movies depict the awkward, funny guy attracting the attention of the beautiful girl seemingly by magic: he says something witty and clever, and suddenly she’s smitten. But is there science behind the desirability of someone who leaves your sides splitting, or is it just movie magic?