Ukraine and armed conflicts: Pursuing justice and peace
Posted in News Releases Monday, April 17, 2023 @ 1:30 PM
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.
CMU recommits to Indigenous education
Posted in News Releases Monday, April 17, 2023 @ 11:20 AM
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.
Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint partners reaffirm commitment to Indigenous education
Posted in News Releases Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 10:08 AM
This Friday, Manitoba's six universities, three colleges and the Manitoba School Boards Association will gather to reaffirm their commitment to making Indigenous education a priority in Manitoba. In 2015, the parties signed the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint (the Blueprint)—an official partnership agreeing to advance 10 commitments informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.
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.
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