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CMU’s Neil Weisensel receives $50,000 SSHRCC grant for continued development of Louis Riel opera

Posted in News Releases  •  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Funding will help ensure every possible measure is taken to make Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North a reconciliation project, curtain to curtain.

Grant writing is notoriously difficult, time-consuming, meticulous work, yielding unpredictable return on investment. Yet it remains an essential and unavoidable demand of research and creative careers. For Neil Weisensel, adjunct Professor of Music at CMU and composer of Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North which débuted last year, the effort is paying off. He recently received $50,000 in the form of a federal grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) for further work on a thriving production.

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Us and Them: How did we become so polarized?

Posted in News Releases  •  Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 4:11 PM

Us versus them. Left versus right. One religion versus another. Who have we become? At Canadian Mennonite University's upcoming Face2Face conversation, four panelists will reflect on the polarization prevalent in our society today and how we can engage with people whose opinions are opposite from ours.

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Astrophysicist is CMU’s 2020 Scientist in Residence

Posted in News Releases  •  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Deborah Haarsma (PhD) is no stranger to frontier work. She has studied galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Privately, her research in astrophysics takes her to the very edge of human knowledge and comprehension.

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MSC professor awarded grant to continue community meth response training

Posted in News Releases  •  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 3:17 PM

Dr. Jobb Arnold, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Canadian Mennonite University's Menno Simons College (MSC), has received a grant of $5,000 from the City of Winnipeg's inaugural Community Safety and Crime Prevention program.

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CMU students express gratitude to donors, churches, and Manitoba Government on Tuition Freedom Day

Posted in News Releases  •  Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

The library is full, the hallways are buzzing, and another busy academic year at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is well on its way. And it is thanks to the generosity of donors, churches, and the Manitoba Government that any of this is possible.

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