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Jordan Ewart

Transformation: An MSC Grad Reflection

by Jordan Ewart (IDS '18)

Four years ago, I was swept up by the Saskatchewan prairie winds and found myself in Manitoba to pursue International Development Studies (IDS) at Menno Simons College (MSC).

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Julie Letkeman

Gratitude: An MSC Grad Reflection

by Julie Letkeman (CRS '18)

As I reflect on my time at Menno Simons College studying conflict resolution, it is proving difficult to articulate what this place means to me and how it has shaped me. It has been a season of growth, community, challenges and self-discovery, and I have been deeply impacted by my peers and professors who have been part of this learning journey.

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Jennifer Braun

Alumni Profile: Jennifer Braun

We caught up with MSC alumna Jennifer Braun (IDS '08) and asked her about her research and work as a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta. Her PhD thesis is entitled, "Unearthing a New Agrarian Feminism: Investigating the role of women in Canadian Prairie Agriculture."

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Alumni Profile: Dr. Christopher Lyon

We caught up with MSC alum Dr. Christopher Lyon (IDS '08) and asked him about his research and work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leeds.

Tell us about your research. How did you get where you are?

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Karen Ridd

Faculty: In their own words - Karen Ridd

Karen Ridd has been a lecturer in Conflict Resolution Studies at MSC since 2007. Karen is a mediator, facilitator, teacher and public speaker with over 25 years of experience as a conflict resolution practitioner, including work as a human rights volunteer in war zones in Central America with Peace Brigades International in the 1980s.

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