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The Hearts of Freedom project team

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

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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The ECHO team conducting an interview of a goat recipient

Nainoto’s Story: a step further in life

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

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

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

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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