Tom Ingram

Appreciating Marshall McLuhan

In its hundred-year history, the Manitoban has been the first step on the way to a professional career for numerous writers. But there is one…


Attendance policies harmful

In my first year at the University of Manitoba, I encountered something I had never imagined before. On arriving at my first English class and…


Voting on the U-Pass

This week, UMSU members will vote on the issue of a proposed mandatory universal bus pass for students. UMGSA is also holding a similar referendum…


A musician’s worst nightmare

A very small controversy recently raged among musicians online due to Air Canada’s policy on musical instruments. As of Oct. 2, the policy on the…



Washington on the defense

Recently, the Daily Show aired a segment pitting a panel of Native American activists who are pushing for a new name for a certain Washington-based…


Human rights and wrongs

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), which is now open for business, has been controversial for a number of reasons, including the museum’s treatment…


The Singularity

Imagine that a team of scientists has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) with capabilities unfathomably far beyond the human mind. As soon as this AI…


Time’s arrow: William Herschel

William Herschel did not begin his career as a professional scientist. For the first several decades of his life astronomy was just a hobby. His…


The string’s the thing

Last week’s Dream Big conference featured a number of events aimed at a general audience, but one was definitely for the physics in-crowd. On March…