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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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Learning power and vulnerability at CSOP

Stories  •  2018.07.19 @ 8:48 AM

For the first time in my degree, I took a class purely on a recommendation, and man alive am I glad I decided to.

After some conversation and discernment, my academic advisor told me that she thought I should take Arts Based Approaches to Social Change from the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). I liked the idea of getting some credits out of the way and having an excuse to come back to Winnipeg mid-summer. The course sounded mildly interesting, and though not related to the direction my Interdisciplinary degree seemed to be taking, I decided to just do it.

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Hugo Peters:

Longtime CMU alumnus donor invests in people

Stories  •  2018.07.17 @ 12:00 AM

For Hugo Peters, donating to CMU is a wise investment because it means contributing to the lives of students.

"I've invested in all kinds of things in my life, some of which went south, some of which made money, but I've never regretted investing in people," says Peters (CMBC '63).

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Centre for Resilience: meeting 21st century needs

News Releases  •  2018.07.06 @ 7:37 AM

Canadian Mennonite University's Centre for Resilience is now open for business.

The Centre for Resilience (CFR) is a co-working lab on the fourth floor of CMU's historic building at 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. that will incubate and nurture social enterprises. Faculty, students and staff celebrated the grand opening of the $1.7 million centre on April 13.

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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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Haneen Al-jaqobi

New year, new MSCSA faciliator!

MSC News  •  2018.06.25 @ 8:30 AM

by Haneen Al-jaqobi

My name is Haneen Al-jaqobi and I will be the facilitator for the Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) this upcoming school year! I am currently a student in the final year of my degree, and will hope to graduate in the spring of 2019 with a double major in Psychology and Conflict Resolution Studies

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Dr. Kirit Patel

Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Kirit Patel

MSC News  •  2018.06.01 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Kirit Patel has been Assistant Professor of International Development Studies at MSC since 2007. 

What do you love about your work here?

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