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Business students’ project yields invaluable workplace experience at a critical time

Stories • 2020.05.29 @ 11:00 AM

"My favourite part of being a student in the Redekop School of Business is opportunity like this, where we can apply what we're learning. This is something I can carry with me long after CMU."

Toward the end of the 2020 winter semester, just ahead of the global COVID-19 pandemic, senior students in CMU's BA Business program were working with member companies in CMU's associated Centre for Resilience, as part of their term project for BUSI-4020: Business and Organizational Policy.

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CMU hires new Vice President, Administration and Finance

News Releases • 2020.05.29 @ 9:01 AM

Despite all the uncertainty and obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, CMU is committed to working towards a bright future by continuing to deliver quality programming and education. This has included appointing John Balsillie as Vice President, Administration and Finance.

John Balsillie has spent the past six years as Executive Director of the Manitoba Band Association and the Canadian Band Association. Prior to that he was General Manager of St. John's Music. He is no stranger to CMU, though. He has taught as a sessional instructor in CMU's Redekop School of Business for five years.

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CMU School of Music alumna awarded prestigious Yamaha Fellowship

Alumni Profiles • 2020.05.26 @ 9:18 AM

CMU alumna Anneli Loepp Thiessen has been awarded the University of Rochester's coveted Yamaha Fellowship: a full-ride scholarship to study for one intensive week at the university's Eastman Leadership Academy this summer.

Limited to just 25 people, the program will include mentorship from faculty, training in essential skills like grant-writing, and support in developing a personal project of each Fellow's choice. Loepp Thiessen says her passion project will, "as always," have a feminist objective:

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CMU education: May 19 update for fall 2020

News Releases • 2020.05.19 @ 5:00 PM

CMU's educational commitment is distinguished by the quality of personal relationships that characterize staff, faculty, and student interaction and learning—whether these be on-campus or via online learning formats. Forming thinking and character through generous and engaged dialogue with students lies at the heart of CMU learning.

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CMU announces new combined major in Communications & Media and English

News Releases • 2020.05.19 @ 2:52 PM

Employers today are looking for people with strong communication skills. Teamwork people who can think across mediums and skill sets, who write well and present well, combining great ideas and great writing with graphic and other media skills.

At CMU, we know that a broad base makes a better specialist. Consequently, we believe that the best way for an aspiring communications specialist to develop themselves is to spend time learning the fundamentals—reading, writing, and critical thinking—in company with the world's great literature, all while developing and exercising specialized skills through applied practise, crafting their own original stories, images, films, and audio recordings.

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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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