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Stories 2020.10.19 @ 10:00 AM
"This is my evangelical plea to any 20-something malcontents among you: stop wasting anger on The Corporation and The Conservatives and get some chickens instead." – Nicholas Rempel
Nicholas Rempel has been working on chemical-free farms in Manitoba for seven growing seasons. Along with Arianna Hildebrand of this series' last feature, and James Magnus-Johnson, founder of the CMU Centre for Resilience, Rempel is a former board member of Fireweed Food Co-op. Through 2014 and 2015 he studied International Development Studies (IDS) at CMU, and in 2016 he became a founding member of Natural Collective, a small farm and CSA located just outside Niverville MB. He is also a wry-humoured rogue.
Stories 2020.10.15 @ 10:00 AM
In the age of Climate Change the adage "think global, act local" is more freighted than ever. This alumna farmer is taking it to the bank.
Arianna Hildebrand (BA International Development Studies, 2018) has been farming on small eco-farms for the last three seasons. In just a few short years, she has fallen truly in love with the life:
Stories 2020.10.12 @ 10:00 AM
How running a family CSA is teaching these alumni newlyweds about togetherness.
Marta and Kelsey Bunnett Wiebe, newly married, are both alumni of CMU. You could say they met in the middle. Kelsey, who hails originally from Brooks, AB, completed CMU's Outtatown program before studying two years of Physics at Shaftesbury campus (he later transferred to the University of Manitoba to complete his degree with honours). Marta came to CMU from Atlantic Canada, toting a leadership scholarship for a her award-winning high-school essay, "Responsibility for a More Equitable World." Four years later, she walked away with a self-created Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Theological Ecology.
Stories 2020.10.08 @ 11:19 AM
Why more and more CMU alumni are including small-scale agriculture in their life-paths, during and after school.
This year the CMU Farm celebrates its 10th anniversary season. And while the challenges of COVID-19 have reshaped things for the farm, from celebration plans to daily operations of their CSA project, Autumn's work is largely unaltered: harvest season proceeds apace, and the steward Metanoia Farmers' collective are already forming their plans for next season.
Stories 2020.10.07 @ 4:37 PM
Face2Face conversation panel discusses what to notice and how to see during COVID-19
How might COVID-19 invite us to think about the lenses through which we understand the world? Is it possible that this shared pandemic experience can offer new perspectives not only filled with grief, loss, and anxiety?
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MSC News 2020.05.07 @ 8:06 AM
After a year-end no one expected, Menno Simons College Associate Dean Dr. Jonathan Sears reflects on the cultural resilience playing out at CMU and within its program centre at Menno Simons College.
Since the novel Corona Virus COVID-19 began sweeping the globe back in January of this year, almost everything about how ordinary citizens conduct their lives has changed. More than anything, how we conduct our shared lives together has changed. From churchgoing to grocery shopping, from the workplace or classroom to the front porch or backyard—our collective vulnerability to illness has transmogrified the way communities now work, learn, and care together.
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.
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 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.
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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