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MCC peace contest winner builds on food generosity

MCC peace contest winner builds on food generosity

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 11:20 AM

The winning speech in the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest says food can be a tool for peacebuilding if Jesus' invitation to join the feast is accepted.

Danika Warkentin, a student at Canadian Mennonite University, won the binational intercollegiate contest for students at Anabaptist colleges and universities that is administered by Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

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Levi Klassen co-authored In vitro and in vivo efficacy of Tecovirimat against a recently emerged 2022 Monkeypox virus isolate, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine in November 2022.

CMU biology major co-authors paper published in landmark science journal

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 4:44 PM

Levi Klassen's (CMU '22) second week working at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) changed abruptly and without warning, pitching him into an expedited project running from May to November researching and analyzing treatments for the recent outbreak of mpox (the disease formerly known as monkeypox).  

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Uppinaq–Letters from Nunavut: Inuit Culture Loss and Survival in the 1960s and 1970s 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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