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The Heart of the Matter

Stories • 2019.11.21 @ 3:18 PM

War-zone reporter and novelist turned climate researcher J. M. Ledgard recently told the New Yorker that, faced with a mess like the one humanity has made, "the only possible thing to do, is to go in an imaginative direction. Imagination at scale is our only recourse."1

I recently sat down with five CMU faculty, and the same conviction stood out. It began with Neil Weisensel, Instructor of Music Theory and Composition.

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CMU students express gratitude to donors, churches, and Manitoba Government on Tuition Freedom Day

News Releases • 2019.11.14 @ 9:00 AM

The library is full, the hallways are buzzing, and another busy academic year at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is well on its way. And it is thanks to the generosity of donors, churches, and the Manitoba Government that any of this is possible.

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM in CMU's Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.), CMU students and community will celebrate those who support their education with Tuition Freedom Day.

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Rev'd Dr. David Widdicombe Lecture (video)

Videos • 2019.11.13 @ 7:54 PM

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CMU in review: Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference

Stories • 2019.11.07 @ 10:48 AM

Looking around her neighbourhood coffeeshop, graduate student Lauri Eagles (46) says the chief impact of this year's Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference, was to refresh her awareness of the people, places, and events that move around her every day.

"My world can feel very small: kids, groceries, laundry, errands, schoolwork. Rinse, repeat. Same people, same roads, same coffeeshop. But attending this conference was a stark reminder that the world is so much bigger than my world—and there's a lot going on!"

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Roméo Saganash visits CMU

Stories • 2019.11.06 @ 3:53 PM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) students, staff and faculty gathered on Oct. 16 to hear Roméo Saganash speak on how Indigenous political leaders are keeping up the fight to see the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) implemented into Canadian law. 

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Nolan Kehler (BMus, ’17): How good listening makes good music 

Community & Alumni • 2019.11.19 @ 1:18 PM

For Nolan Kehler, building a career in which singing can be of service to others, whether through critical storytelling, powerful encouragement, or creative advocacy, is the goal to strive for.

Nolan Kehler (tenor) completed his Bachelor of Music in 2017, concentrating in Vocal Performance. In his graduating year he placed third in CMU's prestigious Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, and in 2019 he graduated from University of Victoria (BC) with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. New as he is to life as a working artist, Kehler is already booking regular singing work in leading roles, on top of his part-time job as a technical producer for CBC Manitoba.

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Alumni Profiles: Bethany Daman, BA Communications (’17)

Community & Alumni • 2019.11.07 @ 10:55 AM

From crafting a message, to building a movement

For many, work and passion necessarily become parallel pursuits. But for 2017 grad Bethany Daman, working at Manitoba's Green Action Centre (GAC) enabled her to fuse the two, developing her professional gifts in direct service of her passion for social justice.

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Common Unity: Perseverance and Growth

MSC News • 2019.11.04 @ 4:31 PM

Every November for the last four years, the Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) has organized and hosted an evening at Menno Simons College (MSC) with a diverse group of inspirational speakers from throughout the community.

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Student Report: Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference

MSC News • 2019.10.22 @ 10:56 AM

Kluane Buser-Rivet, a 4th year CRS major, attended the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ

By Kluane Buser-Rivet, 4th year CRS student

From September 18–21, 2019, I was one attendee amongst a congregation of mediators at the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by hundreds of people who held the job title I have been pursuing for years: mediator. One of my favourite things about this field is how diversity blooms within it. I was surrounded by politicians, business owners, civil servants, and curious students like me from all walks of life.

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Hearts of Freedom: Dr. Stephanie Stobbe and team awarded major funding for nation-wide research

MSC News • 2019.10.04 @ 2:14 PM

The Hearts of Freedom project team

Between 1975 and 1980 Canada resettled 69,200 South-East Asian refugees. This project aims to ensure their experiences will be preserved for generations to come.

Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, of CMU's Menno Simons College, together with a team of four senior researchers, has been awarded major funding to complete a three-year research and preservation project that will span the country.

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