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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Matthew Pauls

Faculty Profiles  •  2019.09.20 @ 4:03 PM

Dr. Matthew Pauls, Assistant Professor of Music, has taught at CMU since 2015.

What do you love about your work here?
I wear a few different hats, so I see students in different kinds of places: one on one in the voice studio, in a classroom, and then in men's chorus. They each have a very different flavour and I enjoy the variety. I love that because of the size of the institution, you get a chance to get to know students better. In a place like the voice studio, where I don't just teach students for one semester, I get to see them grow over a longer period of time and that's very rewarding.

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CMU recognizes distinguished alumni with 2019 awards

News Releases  •  2019.09.18 @ 9:08 AM

A former teacher dedicated to building relationships with Indigenous peoples, a former witness worker invested in intercultural relationships, a long-time pursuer of justice with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), and a priest and canon theologian in the Anglican church are the recipients of Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Peacebuilding school launches 12th year after successful 2019 session

News Releases  •  2019.09.16 @ 11:29 AM

In the political climate of our world today, a commitment to peacebuilding is more critical than ever. This summer, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) welcomed 108 students and nine faculty from around the world to the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) held on June 10-21.

CSOP is CMU's annual summer peace and justice institute, which offers two weeks of five-day intensive courses related to peace, justice, and conflict resolution taught by renowned international and local instructors.

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Nadya Langelotz:

Practicum student captures camp life through poetry

Student Profiles  •  2019.09.12 @ 8:45 AM

When Nadya Langelotz decided to direct a summer camp, she thought it would require putting on hold one of her biggest passions: writing.

It was while working at the end of last semester in CMU's printing press, located in one of CMU's castle-like towers, that the fifth-year English major lamented to her friend that she wouldn't have time to write during the busy schedule of camp. When her friend suggested doing it as a practicum at camp, Langelotz doubted it would work. How could writing and camp go together?

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CMU announces increase in fall 2019 Enrolment

News Releases  •  2019.09.06 @ 11:54 AM

Preliminary fall enrolment at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) indicate an overall 3% increase in CMU students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This increase reflects both headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) course registrations.

Anticipated full year FTE registrations for 2019/20 is 955 FTE, for all CMU programs. This includes 670 FTE through CMU's main campus on Shaftesbury Blvd., and an enrolment of 285 FTE at Menno Simons College (CMU's downtown program centre).

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Nainoto’s Story: a step further in life

MSC News  •  2019.07.08 @ 9:00 AM

by Samantha (Shayna) Shpeller

Nainoto is a widow living in the village of Likamba, in northern Tanzania. She farms her two and a half acres of land and cares for a few livestock animals as means to provide for her five children, all of whom are in their teenage years or early adulthood. Due to lack of resources, despite her large efforts, the family is currently only able to eat two meals per day.

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CMU alumni graduate from seminary

Community & Alumni  •  2019.07.04 @ 2:43 PM

Two graduates of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) participated in the May 4, 2019 commencement service of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, IN:

  • Jeremiah (Jerry) Buhler of Kelowna, BC graduated from AMBS with a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. He plans to continue in his role as minister at First Mennonite Church in Kelowna, a congregation of Mennonite Church British Columbia. Buhler, who completed part of his certificate at a distance, previously earned a Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Mennonite Bible College, one of CMU's founding colleges in Winnipeg. He is married to Kara Siemens; they have five children and four grandchildren.

 

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Menno Simons College hosts 13th annual Social Justice Fair

MSC News  •  2019.07.02 @ 3:11 PM

On January 30, the coldest day of the year, Menno Simons College (MSC) Student Services hosted its 13th annual Social Justice Fair.

Despite the frigid temperatures, brave Winnipeggers from more than 30 local and international organizations gathered at The University of Winnipeg's Riddell Hall to be part of the annual fair. Little by little, the room filled up with a lively buzz and positive exchanges between organizational representatives, students, community members, and alumni.

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MSC faculty and team awarded $119,000 federal grant

MSC News  •  2019.06.17 @ 10:15 AM

An instructor from Canadian Mennonite University's Menno Simons College (MSC) and a team of other professors are the recipients of a prestigious federal grant.

Karen Ridd, Instructor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, received a three-year Partnership Development Grant worth $119,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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MSC inspires transformation

MSC News  •  2019.06.11 @ 1:02 PM

by Alexandra Wiebe, IDS practicum in Papau, New Guinea

For the past two months I have had the opportunity to lead a Community Engagement Clinic team with YWAM Medical Ships. YWAM Medical Ships is an international NGO that partners with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to deliver healthcare services to remote communities and build the capacity of the local healthcare workers. Onboard, over half of the volunteers are from PNG and they work alongside medical, marine and general volunteers from over 30 other countries to operate the ship and clinics. Clinical teams go into the villages to set up optometry, TB lab testing, and primary healthcare clinics. Patients are also transported back to the ship for the dental and surgical clinics.

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