Thandi Vera

Features reporter  

  • Dr. Andrew Frey, associate physics professor

    Dr. Andrew Frey’s journey to academia might have been written in the stars.

    Some of his earliest memories include gazing at the sky while waiting in a car outside a daycare in North Carolina. He says these moments sparked a lifelong curiosity in and passion for understanding the cosmos.

  • A living gallery

    Erica Wilson, a Metis/Anishinaabe theatre artist and workshop facilitator, has created a home where every item tells a story. That includes a painting gifted by a friend in Kelowna, a mannequin head discovered in Wilson’s first apartment when they were 18, and even the appliances they received as gifts from family members.

  • Andrew McGillivray, rhetoric, writing and communications department chair

    While Dr. Andrew McGillivray comes from a family with a background in the sciences, he followed his passion for literature and took a slightly different path. He’s now the department chair of and an assistant professor in the rhetoric, writing and communications department at the University of Winnipeg.

  • Connecting in a creative haven

    Josiah Koppanyi is a Winnipeg-based painter, illustrator and muralist whose work explores nostalgia and faith. He shares his home with his wife, Vanessa, and Caesar, a pet lizard affectionately known as Cease Bees.

  • Dr. Eunhee Buettner, instructor and Tutoring Centre acting coordinator

    Dr. Eunhee Buettner’s journey into academia began with her earliest memories of growing up in a small fishing village in Namhae, South Korea. Close-knit relationships between teachers and students influenced her views on education.