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Within CMU blogs, you'll find fascinating stories and pieces on current students and accomplished alumni. You'll also hear directly from students, faculty, and staff, as they tell their personal CMU stories in their own voices.

Alumni Profiles: Bethany Daman, BA Communications (’17)

From crafting a message, to building a movement

For many, work and passion necessarily become parallel pursuits. But for 2017 grad Bethany Daman, working at Manitoba's Green Action Centre (GAC) enabled her to fuse the two, developing her professional gifts in direct service of her passion for social justice.

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Common Unity: Perseverance and Growth

Every November for the last four years, the Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) has organized and hosted an evening at Menno Simons College (MSC) with a diverse group of inspirational speakers from throughout the community.

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Kluane Buser-Rivet, a 4th year CRS major, attended the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ

Student Report: Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference

By Kluane Buser-Rivet, 4th year CRS student

From September 18–21, 2019, I was one attendee amongst a congregation of mediators at the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by hundreds of people who held the job title I have been pursuing for years: mediator. One of my favourite things about this field is how diversity blooms within it. I was surrounded by politicians, business owners, civil servants, and curious students like me from all walks of life.

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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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