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CMU faculty and team awarded $119,000 federal grant

News Releases  •  2019.06.17 @ 10:03 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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CMU and the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference granted CCAA membership

News Releases  •  2019.06.12 @ 11:59 AM

The CMU Blazers and the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference have jumped another hurdle. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, the national body that governs sports competitions and national championships between Canadian colleges and universities, formally and unanimously accepted the Winnipeg-based university as part of the MCAC's application for conference membership on Tuesday at the CCAA's Annual General Meeting in Calgary.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate to give public lecture at CMU

News Releases  •  2019.06.06 @ 9:37 AM

Dr. Emily Welty, member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a public lecture at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) later this month as part of its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).

Welty will present the lecture, titled "Imagination, Courage, and Resilience," on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM in CMU's Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.). Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.

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Global Anabaptism Conference Lectures with Dr. John Roth (videos)

Videos  •  2019.06.03 @ 3:24 PM

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CMU announces 2019 Leadership Scholarship winners

News Releases  •  2019.06.03 @ 11:00 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Leadership Scholarships: Jubilee Dueck Thiessen of Winnipeg, MB (Kelvin High School); Carrie Schulz of Winnipeg, MB (Westgate Mennonite Collegiate); Kyla Willms of Fonthill, ON (Eden High School); and Dawson Doucet of Selkirk, MB (Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School).

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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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CMU alumna problem solves path to Legislature

Community & Alumni  •  2019.06.11 @ 3:44 PM

When she was in grade nine, Cordella Friesen was told she wouldn't make it in university. Fast forward 25 years, and she holds a master's degree and a prominent role in the Government of Manitoba.

Friesen, who graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies in 2009, recently became the Assistant Deputy Minister of Environmental Stewardship with Manitoba Sustainable Development, a department of the provincial government.

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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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ChristianWeek Symposium keynote videos available to be shared (videos)

Events  •  2019.06.10 @ 3:38 PM

The ChristianWeek Symposium on May 2-3, 2019 brought together Christian faith-based journalists from across Canada. Participants included members of the Canadian Church Press and the Anglican Editors Association along with others. CMU was very pleased to host this thoughtful and inspiring event!  

Please feel free to share the Tribute and Symposium keynote addresses.  

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Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU ’10)

Listening an act of service for alumna

Community & Alumni  •  2019.01.02 @ 12:00 AM

As a journalist, Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU '10) does a lot of listening. For her, it's an act of service.

"At the end of the day, you're just talking to people and listening, which I think is why I wanted to pursue journalism in the first place," she says. "I was interested in pursuing this line of work because you come at it from a stance of compassion."

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