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<i>Uppinaq–Letters from Nunavut: Inuit Culture Loss and Survival in the 1960s and 1970s</i> will review over three dozen letters with hopes of making the content available to society and accessible for future generations.

New MSC research project studies historic letters written by Inuit Elders

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, July 7, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

From the boundless territory of Nunavut come fragile and carefully kept documents that changed the history of not only northern Canada but the entire country.

A new research project at Menno Simons College (MSC), funded by a grant from the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage, will be translating and analyzing over three dozen letters that were handwritten in Inuktitut syllabics by Nunavut Elders in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Throughout the semester, students considered how to engage the TRC's 94 calls to action; they practiced writing letters to stakeholders in higher music education within CMU; they created resource binders on decolonizing and indigenizing their practices, which they and their peers will be able to use in their future classrooms.

Faculty-alumni collaboration explores decolonizing music education in the classroom

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 10:52 AM

Studying music education means learning scales and chord progressions, practicing how to move your hands while conducting, and planning out class schedules. But sometimes it also involves examining and re-evaluating the entire education system at its core.

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The Holodomor was a man-made genocide in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. Many of the survivors later settled in Manitoba, as remembered outside the provincial legislature building. This will be one of several events discussed in the Russia and the Soviet Union course.

CMU to offer timely course on Russian-Soviet history

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 10:32 AM

How do we contextualize conflicts and understand justifications for war? While this may be a loaded question with no easy answer, It is nonetheless important to ask when working towards reformative justice.

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CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls convened the 2022 Convocation Ceremony on April 30

CMU celebrates the Class of 2022

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 3:56 PM

After two years of outdoor ceremonies and air hugs, the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) community observed this year's graduation in a more familiar way. On April 30, students, staff, faculty, family, and friends gathered at Bethel Mennonite Church to celebrate the Class of 2022.

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Spring at CMU 2022 (video)

Spring at CMU 2022 (video)

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 10:50 AM

Engage with the CMU story by viewing this year's online Spring at CMU program. Enjoy:

     • Choral performances by the CMU Singers, Women's Choir, and Men's Choir
     • Stories from CMU students, faculty, alumni, and others
     • A spotlight on Student Life at CMU

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