Confluence: Where great ideas flow together



In this episode, Brianna Ashley talks about her work as a master’s student in environmental studies at UM. Brianna is passionate about land stewardship, and wants to see greater BIPOC participation in outdoor recreation.  She discusses the breadth of experiences she’s had in the EVST program, valuing the way her role as educator also positions her to learn from the communities she serves.



Current students and a recent graduate of UM's Integrative Physiology & Athletic Training (IPAT) Graduate Program discuss their academic experiences, their research, and their post-graduation goals.


Thanks for stopping by the Graduate School’s media page, where we provide tributaries of words, sounds, and images for you to follow as you explore the special confluence that is the University of Montana!

Confluence captures the role graduate students play in channeling the energy, vitality, and creativity of the three major “streams” of the University of Montana’s mission: an excellent undergraduate education, an inspired enterprise in research and creative scholarship, and a commitment to place.

The confluence of the Clark Fork River and Rattlesnake Creek, depicted above, has had a special significance for centuries, beginning with the Salish people, who named the streams that flow together on the northern edge of our campus: “place of the small bull trout” (nłˀaycčstm).

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