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New book from CMU Press explores history of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate

News Releases  •  2019.03.22 @ 7:49 PM

A new book published by the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Press presents a detailed account of the history of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, a private Mennonite high school in Winnipeg.

Necessary Idealism: A History of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate is written by Dr. Janis Thiessen, Associate Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Rosemary Vogt

Faculty Profiles  •  2019.03.18 @ 8:38 AM

Dr. Rosemary Vogt, Assistant Professor with the Redekop School of Business, has taught at CMU full-time since 2017.

What do you love about your work here?

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CMU to honour writer Rudy Wiebe with 2019 PAX Award

News Releases  •  2019.03.12 @ 9:19 AM

Renowned writer Rudy Wiebe will receive the 2019 Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) PAX Award.

CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls will present the award to Wiebe on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Spring at CMU, an annual fundraiser in support of the university.

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Upcoming public lecture to explore Anabaptism in Guatemala

News Releases  •  2019.03.11 @ 9:00 AM

"How do we live as a transnational Mennonite community when some within the community are implicated in the harm done to others? How do we live out the authentic witness of early Anabaptism?" These are some of the questions Dr. Patricia Harms will raise at the 2019 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

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CSOP Participant Profile: Carol McNaughton

Stories  •  2019.03.07 @ 4:53 PM

Carol McNaughton spent a semester in South Africa with Outtatown, Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) discipleship program, and has dedicated herself to peacebuilding ever since.

"I did Outtatown right after high school and that kind of sucked me into the Mennonite world I would say." She began working at Camp Valaqua, a Mennonite camp in Alberta, and participated in Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) programs like Serving and Learning Together, where she spent a year in Cambodia. The 25-year-old now works full-time as the Peace Program Coordinator at MCC Alberta.

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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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Remembering Bonnie Mitchell (nee Wilson, CMU '09)

Community & Alumni  •  2018.10.30 @ 2:57 PM

The CMU community is saddened by the sudden passing of Bonnie Christine Mitchell on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Bonnie, aged 31 years of Brandon, MB, was the beloved wife of Stephen and caring mother to Connor and Brayden.

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Dr. Jerry Buckland

Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Jerry Buckland

MSC News  •  2018.08.31 @ 8:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Buckland has been Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College for 25 years.

What do you love about your work here at Menno Simons College?

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Jonathan Plett

Jonathan Plett: Finding Conflict Resolution Studies and some direction

MSC News  •  2018.08.29 @ 8:30 AM

When Jonathan Plett decided to go back to school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study.

"I was taking a whole bunch of courses at the U of M like Political Science, Canadian Geography, and Ancient Greek Culture. I figured if I did enough basic courses something would catch my interest," says Plett.

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Alexandra Koslock at the Rally for Refuge

Rally for Refuge - Rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement

MSC News  •  2018.07.17 @ 8:30 AM

by Alexandra Koslock

Rally for Refuge was a thought in my mind, that I wasn't sure would ever blossom. A few weeks ago I saw pictures, videos, and articles in the media about children being imprisoned in detention centers in the United States, and I felt a deep sense of responsibility in these moments.

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