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CMU partners with REES, new sexual violence reporting tool

News Releases • 2020.09.10 @ 11:09 AM

This fall, CMU has launched a partnership with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors), a new online platform for reporting sexual violence on campuses.

Eleven universities and colleges, all the post-secondary institutions in Manitoba except for the University of Manitoba, have committed to signing on to the initiative in 2020 or 2021. Charlie Peronto, CMU's Director of Student Life, says CMU is excited to partner with these other educational institutions and work collaboratively to break down the barriers to reporting sexual violence.

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CMU announces 2020 fall enrolment numbers

News Releases • 2020.09.09 @ 4:40 PM

CMU starts the 2020-21 academic year as the only fully accredited Manitoba university to provide on-campus living and in-person classes beginning Fall 2020. As of September 8, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at CMU's main campus sits at 617 students.

Preliminary reporting indicates an overall 1.9% decline in students enrolled in the CMU Shaftesbury campus undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Sunday@CMU: September 2020

Audio • 2020.09.06 @ 12:00 AM

Sunday @ CMU

Theme: Naming and Dismantling Walls of Privilege; Seeing the Other as Beloved

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Arlyn Friesen Epp. He performs several monologues and dramatic retellings of scripture, which explore naming and dismantling the walls of privilege that separate people. Arlyn is the Director of CommonWord, a Bookstore and Resource Centre jointly operated by CMU and Mennonite Church Canada.

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CMU celebrates Class of 2020

Stories • 2020.09.04 @ 2:34 PM

CMU President Cheryl Pauls welcomes friends and family to the August 26 convocation ceremony for the Class of 2020

Canadian Mennonite University celebrated the achievements of its Class of 2020 at an outdoor convocation ceremony on August 26. Ninety-one students completed their degrees in April, receiving their diplomas in the mail, and 58 of them gathered on CMU's grounds to mark the occasion.

Graduations all over the world looked drastically different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At CMU it was faculty decked out in full regalia and sitting in lawn chairs, crickets chirping during speeches, and friends waving to each other across the field.

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Due to COVID-19, CMU Outtatown Discipleship School discontinued indefinitely

News Releases • 2020.09.04 @ 10:20 AM

The 2019-20 Outtatown cohort in San Pedro, Guatemala (April 2020)

With lament, CMU announces its decision to discontinue the operations of the Outtatown Discipleship School indefinitely due to the uncertainties perpetuated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The evolving scope and effect of the global pandemic and the unpredictability of future conditions have clarified CMU's need to discontinue the Outtatown program. The university cannot anticipate how the ground will settle within church and society, or what kind of program may be feasible and desirable to students in the aftermath of the pandemic. We acknowledge the impact of this decision for CMU, the church, the many students whose lives have been profoundly shaped by Outtatown, and the cherished partners in Canada and Guatemala—many of whom bear a disproportionate burden of these very challenging times.

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For Such a Time As This: How deep roots in faith keep learning communities resilient and adaptable

MSC News • 2020.05.07 @ 8:06 AM

Dr. Jonathan Sears, Associate Professor of International Development Studies and Associate Dean at MSC

After a year-end no one expected, Menno Simons College Associate Dean Dr. Jonathan Sears reflects on the cultural resilience playing out at CMU and within its program centre at Menno Simons College.

Since the novel Corona Virus COVID-19 began sweeping the globe back in January of this year, almost everything about how ordinary citizens conduct their lives has changed. More than anything, how we conduct our shared lives together has changed. From churchgoing to grocery shopping, from the workplace or classroom to the front porch or backyard—our collective vulnerability to illness has transmogrified the way communities now work, learn, and care together.

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“Towards a more just, equitable, and sustainable society”

MSC News • 2020.02.26 @ 4:26 PM

MSC hosts 14th annual Social Justice Fair

The University of Winnipeg's Riddell Hall buzzed with conversations about equitable community, human rights advocacy, and peace and justice work on February 5. The crowds were gathered for Menno Simons College's (MSC) 14th annual Social Justice Fair, put on by MSC's Student Services.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

MSC News • 2020.02.06 @ 3:33 PM

Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, has taught at Menno Simons College as a sessional instructor since 2010 and has been on faculty since 2015.

What do you love about your work here?

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MSC professor awarded grant to continue community meth response training

MSC News • 2020.01.07 @ 3:09 PM

Dr. Jobb Arnold, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College (MSC), has received a grant of $5,000 from the City of Winnipeg's inaugural Community Safety and Crime Prevention program.

Winnipeg is experiencing a methamphetamine (meth) crisis of proportions larger than the city has ever seen, and Arnold is tackling the issue head-on. He developed a community meth response training resource and ran the first sessions with it over the fall of 2019 for organizations like the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and some of the city's crisis social workers.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. John Derksen

MSC News • 2020.01.06 @ 11:57 AM

Dr. John Derksen, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, has taught at MSC since 2000.

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