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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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Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan

Practicing theology from the bottom-up

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Assuming a new position teaching theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan and his family arrived in Winnipeg in October 2020 after a move, during the pandemic, from their home in Boston, MA. Growing up in the religious context of Pondicherry, a former French colony in southeast India, Boopalan was raised by his mother, a nurse and Hindu convert to Christianity, and his father, a lab technician and preacher, who together attended the "Bakht Singh Assemblies," a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic indigenous (that is, without foreign missionary history) church movement. Describing the religious atmosphere of his upbringing, Boopalan states that "there was an interesting mix of theological influences that combined pietist, holiness, and charismatic movements. Services were four hours and included plenty of music played with indigenous Indian instruments and would always end in a love feast cooked by church members and shared sitting around mats on the floor."

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Cheryl Pauls

Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Cheryl Pauls

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 2:15 PM

Dr. Cheryl Pauls is the serving president of CMU. Prior to her installment in 2012, she taught for 26 years in the areas of piano and music theory.

What do you love about your work here?

As much as I value the creativity of the arts, I have to admit, even to my musician friends, that I find it takes even more creativity to do administration. That's what I love about my current role; I love the range of people that I get to bring together, the ways I have to think forward when there's no template for how things should go. It's a wonderfully creative task for me!

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 3:25 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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