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CMU to launch professionally aligned, socially impactful Bachelor of Social Work degree program

CMU to launch professionally aligned, socially impactful Bachelor of Social Work degree program

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is excited to announce the development of a new Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program.

The program will deeply align with CMU's mission and commitments to reconciliation in church and society, as well as Mennonite/Anabaptist traditions of service and community development. This degree will provide students with the skills and abilities needed to help facilitate the health and well-being of vulnerable persons and communities across Canada.

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Winners of the 18th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition: Georg Neuhofer, William Harder, and Carrie Schulz (left to right)

Pianist wins 2023 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

A pianist from Inglis, Manitoba is the winner of the 18th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

Georg Neuhofer's performance in the finals, held on Thursday, March 23 in CMU's Laudamus Auditorium, earned him first place and the $700 prize that comes with it.

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César García, the General Secretary for Mennonite World Conference (MWC), will be recognized with the 2023 CMU PAX Award.

CMU to honour César García with the 2023 PAX Award

César García, the General Secretary for Mennonite World Conference (MWC), will be recognized with the 2023 Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) PAX Award.

CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls will present the award at CMU's Convocation Ceremony on April 29 at Bethel Mennonite Church, where García will also give the commencement address.

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Ukraine and armed conflicts: Pursuing justice and peace

Ukraine and armed conflicts: Pursuing justice and peace

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the United Nations (UN) held a student seminar in New York City this past November called, "Ukraine and Armed Conflicts: Pursuing Justice and Peace." This event was created for undergraduate students in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies or other related fields. As two CMU students who took part in this seminar, we have written a reflection on the event.

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CMU President Cheryl Pauls (right) signs the 2023 Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint, a recommitment to to helping Indigenous people succeed in all levels of Manitoba’s education system.

CMU recommits to Indigenous education

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) joined nine other education partners in a landmark signing of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint on April 14 at the RRC Polytech downtown campus.

Working together in unprecedented fashion, seven participating institutions developed and committed to the Blueprint in December 2015, acting upon the recommendations the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released earlier that year. This year's event marked a renewed commitment to helping Indigenous people succeed in all levels of Manitoba's education system.

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