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Anti-racism webinar panel reunites teaching force behind Outtatown South Africa; draws +200 viewers

Stories • 2020.07.09 @ 12:00 AM

Two weeks ago, former Outtatown South Africa leader Paul Peters and current CMU graduate student Justin Eisinga put their heads together. They had access to a network of highly experienced, educated leaders with intimate understanding of the evil—violent, systemic racism—which has rocked North America in its unveiling over recent weeks through media documentation of police brutality. The only question was how best to mobilize those resources.

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Plans for Fall 2020 at CMU (video)

Videos • 2020.07.08 @ 9:51 AM

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Production Update: Neil Weisensel’s Li Keur, Riel’s Heart of the North

News Releases • 2020.07.08 @ 12:00 AM

CMU's Neil Weisensel, Adjunct Professor of Music and composer of the new opera <i>Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North</i>

Two CMU Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies (PACTS) students will assist completion of Indigenous Language pronunciation database essential to new opera.

CMU's Neil Weisensel, Adjunct Professor of Music and composer of the new opera Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North, has hired two CMU students to learn and assist on the opera's production team as they move towards the show's first staged production in 2021. Senior PACTS students Bryna Link of Peguis First Nation and Hannah Connelly of Saskatchewan will take on the roles of Communications Assistant and Production Assistant respectively.

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CMU Outtatown program suspended for 2020-21

News Releases • 2020.07.07 @ 1:13 PM

CMU regrets to announce that the Outtatown Discipleship School program has been suspended for the 2020-21 program year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Outtatown's priority is the safety of its students, staff, and involved communities. The health risks and challenges that COVID-19 poses to a cohort-based travel program, such as physical distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the uncertainty of a second wave of the virus, mean the program is unable to proceed.

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Statement regarding the joint CMU/MB Seminary program

News Releases • 2020.07.07 @ 1:05 PM

Dear students in the joint CMU/MB Seminary program, 

You likely have heard that for reasons of financial exigency MB Seminary (MBS) informed CMU this spring of the Seminary's decision to withdraw from the Affiliation Agreement between MB Seminary and CMU and to do so by May 31, 2021.

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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.

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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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