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CMU students connect to global project

CMU students connect to global project

Near the end of a research leave that I spent at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had the opportunity to train as a partner instructor in the Tiny Earth program that's headquartered there. This program, launched in 2018, is a microbiology lab curriculum being pursued by a growing international network of students and instructors. The program's goal is to "studentsource" the discovery of new antibiotics—one avenue of response to the emerging crisis of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria. Tiny Earth is the brainchild of one of my scientific and pedagogical heroes: Jo Handelsman, a soil microbiologist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW Madison.

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Will Harder, 2024 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition winner

Violinist wins the 19th annual Verna Mae Janzen Competition

The 19th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) reached a rousing crescendo this year, as the night's final performer, William Harder, was awarded first place.

The Winnipeg violinist says, "It is really rewarding to have some very tangible recognition for all of the work that gets put into practicing music."

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Retired school teacher hits the books again at CMU

Where does our learning journey end? Is it after high school or university? Maybe it's once we get comfortable in our careers. Perhaps it's after retirement when we can kick back and enjoy golden years in quiet bliss.

Well, Tom Dercola, a 77-year-old retired high school teacher, proves that learning is a lifelong endeavour.

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#myCMUlife: Exclusive interview with the newest President of Student Council | Trisha Boodhoo

#myCMUlife: Exclusive interview with the newest President of Student Council | Trisha Boodhoo

I am Trisha, a new student ambassador at CMU, and my three favourite things in the world are people, talking to people, and oh did I mention people? Using my detective abilities, I was able to track down Alayna Smith and obtain a one-on-one interview to know all the juicy details about the new president of CMU's Student Council (STUCO).

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CMU's Xplore: Weaving faith and life through lifelong learning

CMU's Xplore: Weaving faith and life through lifelong learning

Learning is an ageless pursuit. Whether young or old, infant or elder, we always take in new experiences, stitching them into the patchwork of our lives. We don't always get to choose which scraps or fabric make up our pastiche collage, but when looking back, we can always know the value and significance of those lessons.

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