PROFile

  • PROFile: Telling Indigenous Hawaiian History

    “Typically, I say that my specialization is in the study of the United States after World War II but with a focus on Pacific worlds,” Dr. Leah Kuragano says.

  • PROFile: ‘A positive perception of North American Indigenous people’

    Born in Dortmund, Germany, Roland Bohr remembers his mother reading him the biography of Sitting Bull, the Lakota spiritual leader from South Dakota.

  • PROFile: ‘A holy grail of diagnostics’

    Born in India, Anuraag Shrivastav arrived in Winnipeg by way of Saskatoon in 2009.

  • PROFile: Colonization of ‘New Iceland’ displaced First Nations

    Sitting in his home office, Ryan Eyford explains his Icelandic last name. “It’s an anglicization of an Icelandic place name,” he says.

  • PROFile: Bestselling author arrives at U of W

    Critically acclaimed novelist Lindsay Wong is a new faculty member at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) after holding a writer-in residence position at the University of Manitoba.

  • PROFile: Exploring a less male-oriented perspective

    Aileen Friesen was raised in Charleswood and is of Mennonite descent on both her parents’ sides.

  • PROFile: ‘Everyone has a story to tell’

    Originally from Toronto, Robyn Flisfeder moved to Winnipeg with her husband Matthew and their two children in 2016.

  • PROFile: ‘I’m constantly learning from students’

    “I can do varied research here, but I also still get to teach, which is a real pleasure,” Dr. Serena Keshavjee says.

  • PROFile: Beyond the observable universe

    Originally from Kingston, Ont., Evan McDonough obtained his PhD at McGill University.

  • PROFile: ‘Art is what centres me’

    Cathy Mattes, associate professor in Canadian art history, talks about her Métis origins as she sits in her parents’ St. James home.

  • PROFile: Adopting Indigenous philosophy

    Prior to completing her PhD, Romanow finished a master’s in economics and then worked with a tribal council on economic development. From there, she went into consulting with First Nations in Manitoba and across Canada.

  • PROFile: Teaching through therapy

    Mary-Jo Bolton approaches teaching in a way that incorporates her therapist background.

    “I try (to) conduct that class almost the way I would try and conduct a therapy relationship, knowing that people need to feel safe and listened to and valued,” she says.

  • PROFile: Forming social cohesion from diversity

    As a Quebec native, Félix Mathieu has firsthand experience being part of a minority population within a country. This perspective helped pique his interest in researching pluralism policies.

  • PROFile: An icon and a commodity

    This is Yongshan He’s first year teaching for the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. He originates from the landlocked Sichuan province in Southwest China.

    “It’s the place in China known for its spicy food,” she says.

  • PROFile: ‘A Life Dream’

    Growing up in a colonial village in Havana, Cuba, Yadira Chinique de Armas was fascinated by major archaeological findings in Mesoamerica and Peru.

  • PROFile: Bias toward body type

    Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, Olya Bryksina considers herself a Winnipegger after 20 years living in the city.

    She teaches consumer behaviour, a psychology-based approach to understanding what motivates consumers. Bryksina’s research recently won a Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2020, gaining recognition for her work.

  • PROFile: No barriers to movement

    Andrea Smith has a bachelor of physical education degree and has been a kinesiology instructor for the past 13 years. She has lived within a 10-block radius from where she was born in River Heights all her life.

  • PROFile: My work is my hobby

    Dr. Ed Cloutis became involved in planetary exploration while obtaining his master’s degree in the United States. Originally from the Toronto area, he continued that interest upon his return to Canada. He spends his spare time on his work.

  • PROFile: Advancing through movement

    Advanced movement instructor Zorya Arrow started teaching for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) theatre and film faculty at the start of the 2022 winter term.

  • PROFile: Fundamental to Medieval Studies

    Although his speciality is medieval history, Jason Brown, instructor in the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), has studied Latin extensively.

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