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Graduate theology student awarded CMU’s first SSHRC scholarship

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

A CMU student has been awarded a prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarship worth $17,500 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This is the first year CMU has been eligible to distribute this scholarship, due to the university's successful federal research funding.

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Kayla Yanke:

Business co-op program gives alumna head start in career

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 11:50 AM

Kayla Yanke (CMU '18) was one of the first students to graduate with CMU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Co-op degree, majoring in Accounting. After walking across the convocation stage in cap and gown, she was ready to join the workforce.

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CMU School of Music alumna awarded prestigious Yamaha Fellowship

CMU School of Music alumna awarded prestigious Yamaha Fellowship

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 9:18 AM

CMU alumna Anneli Loepp Thiessen has been awarded the University of Rochester's coveted Yamaha Fellowship: a full-ride scholarship to study for one intensive week at the university's Eastman Leadership Academy this summer.

Limited to just 25 people, the program will include mentorship from faculty, training in essential skills like grant-writing, and support in developing a personal project of each Fellow's choice. Loepp Thiessen says her passion project will, "as always," have a feminist objective:

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Allison Alexander (nee Barron) book <i>Super Sick</i> launches at McNally Robinson on Sunday, May 17

Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness – English alumna Allison Alexander launches first book

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Having battled chronic illness all her life, Alexander wants to see herself in her heroes. Her new book Super Sick chronicles her search for sick characters in pop culture, and the personal impact of that quest.

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Katrina Brooks (CMU '15, BA English) teaches at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik High School in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

In God’s Country: Alumna finds joy and purpose teaching in Canada’s far north

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

Gjoa Haven is situated on William Island, Nunavut, a little over 2,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg. As the crow flies, it's about as far from here to Vancouver. But the Mercator effect is truer to life in Canada than ninth-grade social studies would have us believe: in significance if not in substance, distances expand toward the Pole. While the realities of life up north can be harsh, for Katrina Brooks, a 2015 alumna of CMU's Bachelor of Arts in English now teaching at Gjoa Haven's Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik High School, this expansion of space and consciousness is a taste of what it feels like to be in God's country.

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