Mennonite Community Orchestra collaborates with "the Urban" for a concert exploring the power of conversation and music in reconciliation
Posted in News Releases Friday, February 24, 2023 @ 11:40 AM
The Mennonite Community Orchestra (MCO) is excited to announce a collaborative concert with "the Urban," a non-profit corporation and partner ministry of the Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The concert will explore the power of conversation and music in reconciliation and feature works by Schumann, Liszt, Gade, Boieldieu, and Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) student Liam Berry.
Lectures reveal Mennonite contributions to Dutch society in 16th-17th centuries
Posted in News Releases Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 8:43 AM
Dr. Gary K. Waite will be challenging stereotypes of Mennonites throughout history at the 2023 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).
Waite is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He will give two lectures addressing "The Neglected Role of Dutch Mennonite Innovators in the Scientific Revolution and Early Enlightenment" on Thursday, March 9.
Polarization: Get over it! Stories that lead the way
Posted in News Releases Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 10:23 AM
Polarization—just get over it! It's easier said than done. But if we are to take serious steps and effectively engage with others to overcome our extreme differences, where do we start? Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) upcoming Face2Face discussion will feature a panel of provincial MLAs and policy analysts exploring their unique experiences with polarization.
CMU welcomes Professor Francis Su as Scientist in Residence of 2023
Posted in News Releases Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 1:12 PM
"How can mathematics connect to our deepest human longings, such as for beauty and for truth?" "What can we do to move towards making STEM spaces more just, where the dignity of each human being is valued?"
These are some of the key questions Professor Francis Su asks in his work, which he will explore as the Scientist in Residence at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on February 2-3, 2023.
#myCMUlife: Asians in STEM: Honourable yet onerous work
Posted in News Releases Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 8:37 AM
I remember being in grade one, sitting at the kitchen table doing my math homework with my sweet grandma, or "Khun Ya." Helping me in her lingual mosaic of Thai and English, we added and subtracted pencils, beads, and tamarind seeds. We snacked on pieces of fruit as we drew tallies and diagrams to practice my arithmetic after school.