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Bridging the COVID-19 Study-Gap: CMU’s volunteer tutoring collective goes online to help students finish strong

Stories • 2020.04.02 @ 2:18 PM

PAL, or Peer Assisted Learning, is a peer-tutoring program run each year at CMU by a collective of student volunteers. Normally, PAL holds drop-in hours on campus throughout the week, offering fellow students help with homework, essay writing, test prep, study skills, and more. This year, with courses moved suddenly online, students are grappling with new challenges, and PAL is offering new solutions.

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2020 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition winners (videos)

Videos • 2020.03.31 @ 3:05 PM

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Outtatown group stranded in Guatemala following border closures, now homeward bound

News Releases • 2020.03.28 @ 9:00 AM

The group of 36 students, five leaders, and two staff left Guatemala aboard a repatriation flight bound for Quebec on Friday afternoon.

BREAKING: The good news is finally in! CMU has received word that the Outtatown group awaiting repatriation secured passage on an Air Transat flight leaving Guatemala on Friday afternoon, March 27, and arrived in Quebec that same night. 

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Changes to the 2020 Canadian School of Peacebuilding courses and schedule

News Releases • 2020.03.27 @ 5:31 PM

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and social distancing directives in place across North America in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CMU's Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) is announcing the following changes to its June 2020 courses.

The following two currently scheduled courses will be offered in online format only, via the Zoom Video Communications platform:

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Baritone Nathan Dyck winner of 15th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

Stories • 2020.03.26 @ 1:05 PM

Nathan Dyck (baritone) is winner of the 2020 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, held on March 17

Despite uncertainty and the changing circumstances of campus life under COVID-19, competitors in this year's Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition kept their focus.

Singing to a closed auditorium of adjudicators only instead of the usual community audience, seven finalists gave it their all: Michelle Fast (soprano), Georgeanne Van Helden (piano), Katy Unruh (soprano), Anna Schwartz (piano), Nathan Dyck (baritone), Anna Kelm (piano), and Johanna Klassen (soprano).

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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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“Hearts of Freedom” project to include testimony from former PM Joe Clark

MSC News • 2019.12.11 @ 10:51 AM

The Hearts of Freedom project team

As Stephanie Stobbe (Menno Simons College) and team prepare for the project's next phase, key players are adding their voices to the record, including Joe Clark, PM during the height of Southeast Asian immigration to Canada.

Between 1975 and 1980 Canada resettled 69,200 South East Asian refugees.

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