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2018's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients (clockwise, from top-left): Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff, Brian Dyck, Christine Ens, and Heather Unger

CMU recognizes distinguished alumni with 2018 awards

News Releases  •  2018.09.13 @ 9:00 AM

A professor who has made extensive contributions to choral music in Canada, a former missionary passionate about helping refugees, the leader of an organization dedicated to restorative justice, and a lawyer who provides counsel to a human rights agency are the recipients of Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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CMU announces increase in fall 2018 enrolment

News Releases  •  2018.09.10 @ 7:14 AM

Preliminary fall enrolment at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) reflects an overall 3% increase in CMU degree programs, bringing anticipated Full-Time Equivalent for 2018/19 to 675. Together with a steady FTE enrolment of 286 at Menno Simons College (CMU's downtown campus), total registration for CMU academic programs 2018/19 sits at over 961 FTE.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Pierre Gilbert

Faculty Profiles  •  2018.09.01 @ 12:00 PM

Dr. Pierre Gilbert, Associate Professor of Bible and Theology, has taught at CMU and Concord College (one of CMU's founding colleges) since 1999.

What do you love about your work here?

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Helen Rempel:

Giving to CMU supports global peacebuilding efforts, creates hope for the future

Stories  •  2018.07.30 @ 7:00 AM

Ask Helen Rempel why she gives to CMU, and she'll tell you about CMU's Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).

"There are a lot of students coming to CMU from all around the world, and the impact that has when they go home and make peace is so important," says Rempel.

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Pereira Appointed As New Head Coach of Men’s Soccer Program

Stories  •  2018.07.26 @ 10:40 AM

He is no stranger to the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. On Monday CMU Athletics announced Anderson Pereira as the new head coach of the Men's Soccer program, succeeding Athletics Director Russell Willms who recently stepped down from his coaching position.

While a student athlete, Pereira laced up his boots for the Red River Rebels, captaining the program in each of his three years as a player and leading his team to their first-ever Championship in Men's Futsal in 2017 where he was named Most Valuable Player. Pereira moved into the coaching ranks in September 2017 as an assistant coach with the Rebels program and as the native of Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil became more rooted in the Winnipeg soccer community, he found many club coaches reaching out to him for his ability to positively influence their youth players in technical and tactical elements of the game.

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Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Jerry Buckland

MSC News  •  2018.08.31 @ 8:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Buckland has been Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College for 25 years.

What do you love about your work here at Menno Simons College?

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Jonathan Plett

Jonathan Plett: Finding Conflict Resolution Studies and some direction

MSC News  •  2018.08.29 @ 8:30 AM

When Jonathan Plett decided to go back to school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study.

"I was taking a whole bunch of courses at the U of M like Political Science, Canadian Geography, and Ancient Greek Culture. I figured if I did enough basic courses something would catch my interest," says Plett.

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Alexandra Koslock at the Rally for Refuge

Rally for Refuge - Rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement

MSC News  •  2018.07.17 @ 8:30 AM

by Alexandra Koslock

Rally for Refuge was a thought in my mind, that I wasn't sure would ever blossom. A few weeks ago I saw pictures, videos, and articles in the media about children being imprisoned in detention centers in the United States, and I felt a deep sense of responsibility in these moments.

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Dustin Unrau (left) and Jackson Nahayo developed a deep friendship while tree-planting in BC eight years ago.

First book by alumnus deepens understanding and friendship

Community & Alumni  •  2018.07.11 @ 12:40 PM

A CMU alumnus recently celebrated the publication of his first book.

Dustin Unrau (OT '05, CMU '09) is the author of Nahayo: They Left Me for Dead. The book tells the life story of Unrau's friend, Jackson Nahayo, who immigrated to Canada after surviving horrific violence, only to return to his home country years later to start a medical clinic.

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The Migrant Trail in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Photo by Saulo Padillo.

The Migrant Trail: Asylum seekers and immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border

MSC News  •  2018.06.29 @ 9:00 AM

by Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

Recently, I returned from a 75-mile walk in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The Migrant Trail is a sacred journey of remembering those who have died in the borderlands. Over the course of the walk, I re-connected with friends with whom I have been walking for 11 years, made new connections with people from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico and felt re-energized in a space of nurturing solidarity. On the flip side, my feet developed blisters earlier than normal, my introverted nature lacked patience as the week wore on, and the reasons I walk were pounded into me when our peaceful walk was met by white resistance.

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