Thandi Vera

Features reporter  

  • Zabeen Khamisa, religion and culture lecturer

    Zabeen Khamisa, a lecturer in the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg, moved to Winnipeg last July, eager to embark on a new chapter in her academic career.

  • Dr. Keisean Stevenson, chemistry instructor

    Dr. Keisean Stevenson, a chemistry in- structor at the University of Winnipeg, has a deep-rooted connection to the Caribbean, where he spent his formative years in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

  • Dr. Tabitha Wood, associate dean of science and associate professor of chemistry

    Dr. Tabitha Wood, the associate dean of science and an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Winnipeg, didn’t discover her interest in the subject right away.

  • Favourite new local independent business

    1. Crumb Queen

    2. Fantasy Club Books

    3. Friend Bakery & Pizza

  • Favourite local dancer

    1. Esethu Gwintsa

    2. Ella Steele

    3. Dancing Gabe

  • Favourite date activity

    1. See a local comedy show

    2. See a movie

    3. Visit the Manitoba Museum

  • Devin Latimer, chemistry instructor

    Devin Latimer, a chemistry instructor at the University of Winnipeg, hails from the northern Manitoba towns of Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids.

  • Origin Stories: Crumb Queen

    Three years have passed since Cloe Wiebe started Crumb Queen.

  • Under the influence

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has become flooded with influencers on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. These influencers, despite not being traditional celebrities, impact people’s choices.

  • Bill Buhay, associate professor of geography

    Bill Buhay, an associate professor of geography at the University of Winnipeg, is not only dedicated to academia but also a fervent lover of the great outdoors.

  • A musical haven

    In the heart of West Broadway’s artistic community, musician and songwriter Noah Derksen has transformed his home into a creative workspace. His space also houses a personal music studio, located downstairs, where he creates heartfelt compositions.

  • Elaine Herrera, mathematics instructor

    Elaine Herrera, a mathematics instructor at the University of Winnipeg, knows some people find her subject intimidating.

  • Ska in the spotlight

    When Greg Crowe co-founded ska group Whole Lotta Milka in 1992, the band members “didn’t even own an amplifier.”

  • Jay Maillet, geography instructor

    Jay Maillet’s earliest childhood memories involve spending time in nature. The University of Winnipeg geography instructor was born near Halifax and lived there until he was about five years old.

  • Captain Jack’s enchanted lair

    Ever spotted the uncanny presence of Captain Jack Sparrow right here in Winnipeg? If you have, you’ve likely crossed paths with Todd Douglas.

  • Maureen Kilgour, business and economics professor

    Maureen Kilgour’s quest for equality isn’t just a passion – it’s a lifelong adventure.

  • The artist behind the lens

    In the heart of downtown, Iyunade Judah, known as Iyuna in the art world, has transformed his living space into a colourful sanctuary that reflects his creative soul.

  • Heather Souter, anthropology professor

    Heather Souter’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, intricately woven with her dedication to preserving her Michif heritage and Indigenous languages. Born in British Columbia with deep Métis roots, she eventually settled in Camperville, an Indigenous community in Manitoba.

  • Where art, cats and plants flourish

    Olivia Cassie, an artist and curator, has cultivated a home where art, creativity and a deep affection for feline companions converge seamlessly. The walls are adorned with an eclectic mix of artwork, some of her own creation and others from various artists.

  • Dr. Sylvie Albert, professor of strategy and leadership

    Dr. Sylvie Albert’s life is a testament to the power of early memories and a deep passion for education and community development. As a professor of strategy and leadership at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), Albert has not only made significant contributions to academia but has also played a pivotal role in shaping sustainable urban environments.

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