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Christine Kampen Robinson will represent CMU in the 2022-2024 Research Seminar on Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) at the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

CMU practicum program recognized in international post-secondary context

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Christine Kampen Robinson, director of practicum; director of the Center for Career and Vocation at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), has been selected to join an elite three-year research seminar focused on work-integrated learning (WIL). The international forum will be hosted and organized by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University in North Carolina.

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Karen Ridd, Teaching Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution Studies at CMU's Menno Simons College campus and co-host of April 20's We Need to Talk  Zoom conversation about nonviolent resistance

We Need to Talk: Climate change and war

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 10:51 AM

"When you are going through hell, keep on walking"

A wise friend of mine posted that quote recently, and I have been clinging to it, like a kind of psychological life raft.

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Karen Ridd, Teaching Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution Studies at CMU's Menno Simons College campus and co-host of April 6's We Need to Talk  Zoom conversation about nonviolent resistance

Nonviolent resistance: we need to talk

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 1:42 PM

In my 20s, I supported the armed revolutionary movement in Nicaragua. At that time, I would have said that nonviolence was 'naïve', that it worked for Gandhi against the British in India because the British were so 'civilized' (if my former belief that the British were "civilized" colonizers leads you to guess that I'm basically a mix of Scottish/English/Irish settler stock, you'd be correct). I fully believed that to truly bring about revolutionary change, you'd need armed struggle.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Jobb Arnold

Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Jobb Arnold

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 9:08 AM

Dr. Jobb Arnold, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, has taught at Menno Simons College and CMU since 2015.

What do you love about your work here?

An element I really like about CMU and working here is it's got a practice orientation; people care about what happens in the world. This is really close to my heart, having worked in places like Rwanda and Northern Ireland and indeed here in Winnipeg. There's a lot of people suffering and there's a lot of hurt, so working in the conflict resolution department, one of the things I've always really valued is seeing people's lives change for the better. I think that's something that's not just an intellectual exercise, but it's an applied question of implementation.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson

Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson has worked at CMU part-time since 2018 and full-time since 2020. She is Director of the Centre for Career and Vocation, Director of Practicum, and Teaching Assistant Professor of Practicum and Social Science.

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